Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Longines presentation box but NO paperwork. The watch is paired with its original Longines 18mm steel and gold-plated Jubilee bracelet with a signed folding clasp. The watch is from Circa. 1990s and is sold in worn, but fair condition, as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Longines was founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz and is considered to be the oldest registered watch brand. The Longines factory was opened in 1867 in Saint-Imier Switzerland. From this date, the name Longines was present on their dials and the winged hourglass was engraved onto their movements. After visiting the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in the United States, Longines became pioneers in mechanised production. In 1880 the brand name was filed with the Federal Office of Intellectual Property; later their logo was registered in 1889. Their first wristwatch with a single pusher the calibre 13.33z was introduced in 1913. They became the official supplier for the International Aeronautical Federation in 1919. Lindbergh, the aviator and adventurer, worked with Longines to create the Hour Angle watch in 1927. Their first self-winding calibre 22A was produced in 1945. With continued innovation and technical achievements, Longines became the official timekeeper for Formula one in 1983 for 10 years. They also 2009 became the official timekeeper for the French Open at Roland Garros. Purchased in 1971 by ‘Ebauches SA’, Swiss watchmakers SSIH who owned Omega, Tissot and Lemania and ASUAG who owned Certina, Endura, Eterna, Hamilton, Longines, Mido and Rado. were merged in 1983 to become the Swatch Group in 1998.
Here we have a 1990s Longines Automatic "Datejust" L7.632.3 with a 34mm steel and gold-plated case. The lug-to-lug of 40mm curves over your wrist with a gentle curve and a case thickness of just 8mm ensures a comfortable fit. On the right side is a signed gold-plated crown. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. A smooth gold-plated bezel holds a flat crystal above a champagne dial. Thin applied baton indexes mark the hours. At 3 o’clock is a framed date window. Elegant pencil hands are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Longines motif and at 6 o’clock “Automatic” completes this understated dress watch. On the reverse is a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic ETA 2892-2, 21 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its Longines 18mm steel and gold-plated Jubilee bracelet with a signed folding clasp and also comes with its Longines presentation box but NO paperwork.
90s Longines offers so much value it's insane, especially when we look at 90s Omega and what they sell for, it could be argued that both are equally as well made and both with equally fantastic movements, arguably both as important historically brand-wise? Regardless, you can be the judge of that, but there's no denying the value this watch provides!