A fabulous 14 carat solid gold gentlemans' vintage manual watch manufactured by Longines, dating to 1954. In great overall condition, the classic case and dial present very well and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running strongly and keeping time. The watch comes with its inner and outer Longines presentation boxes, rarely seen with vintage watches today. The watch is triple signed, on the dial, case and movement. Longines manufactured some of the most attractive watches available to buy in the 1950's and early 1960's. Ten years ago I was able to buy several different models each month but today I rarely see them for sale. They must have disappeared into private collections.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in amazing condition, presenting very well indeed on the wrist. The inside and outside of the case are hallmarked as 14K gold and the inside is signed "Longines". It measures approximately 38 mm from lug to lug and 33 mm across, excluding the crown. The case shows the expected light marks from use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Dial: in excellent condition, finished in satin silver with a textured border. Hours marked by applied gold coloured Arabic numerals and batons. The dial is signed "Longines Swiss" and bears the famous Longines winged emblem. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear. The dial has just been returned from professional restoration to a high standard, back to as it looked when new.
Movement: crisp and clean Longines cal. 22LS movement with 17 jewels set in solid gold casings, running well and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1954.
Strap : fitted with a new generic brown leather lizard grain strap, which attached to the watch measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.
Presentation Boxes: The watch comes with its inner and outer Longines presentation boxes. The inner box is in superb overall condition with good hinges, having been protoected for the last 65 years by the outer cardboard box which inevitably shows wear with scuff marks and damaged corners