Longines was founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz and is considered to be the oldest registered watch brand. Famously, Lindbergh, the aviator and adventurer worked with Longines to create the Hour Angle watch in 1927. They are also the official timekeeper for the French Open.
We have here a wonderful example of a Longine dress watch from Circa. 1958. The 33mm stainless steel case has thin straight lugs with crisp edges. Polished surfaces make this dress watch stand out. On the right-hand side is a signed crown. A thin polished bezel holds the domed crystal. Using a thin bezel makes the watch appear as all dial, the cream dial has applied thin baton indexes and applied Art Deco numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9. Fine baton hands with lume infill and a sweeping center seconds hand. On the reverse, we have a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Longines Cal. 19.4S, 17 Jewels, 19,800 beats per hour. This movement made its debut in 1953. Fitted on a 17 mm black leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Longines box or Longines paperwork. The watch comes paired on an aftermarket 17mm leather strap. The watch is dated to Circa. 1958 based on the serial numbers, for its age it is in very good and honest condition. The watch still features its signed Longines crown, signed case back, and nice movement. The dial is in nice condition and the hands are service replacement hands. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
This is a ton of watch for the money and as far as classic looking watches go this is perfect, simple time only, beautiful art-deco style numerals which contrast beautifully against the eggshell tone of the dial! I believe you still get a lot of value for your money with Longines and this here is a great example of that.