Model: Longines Automatic Vintage in Stainless Steel
Movement Serial: 10150546
Case Serial: 10150846
Production Date: 1956
This Watch is SOLD
Longines was a part of the most diverse Swiss manufactured watch companies in the world. This super company consisted of Vacheron & Constantine, LeCoultre, and Wittnauer, and of course Longines. This mens Longines wrist watch is just elegance, simply stated. The case itself is round, manufactured in stainless steel; which I have cut the back out of and installed a glass crystal, so that a person can easily and safely view this beautiful movement. The dial is refinished in a gloss white with white raised numerals at the even numbers and hash markers between, yellow arrow hands and a full size sweep second hand. The dial is marked with Longines, and their logo, beneath the 12 o’clock position, and Automatic above the 6 o’clock position. The band is manufactured in genuine Crocodile with light padding in glossy black in a 19mm width. The crown is inset into the case, giving it a nice clean profile; and lastly, the glass back is threaded down. The case serial number is 10150846.
This men's Longines wrist watch is automatic, containing 17 jewels. The movement is typical Longines high grade, which is why I installed the glass back for viewing. It is just a pretty movement in excellent condition, and recently serviced. The movement serial number is 10150546 and the movement calibre is 19AS. The oscillating weight is stamped Longines Automatic inlaid in yellow. The watch measures 34mm from the 9 o’clock marker to the inset crown and 41mm form lug to lug.
Overall, this particular Longines is simple, elegant and of high quality Swiss manufacture. The complete quality of Longines makes it an excellent value, dollar for dollar. I have always referred to Longines as a watchmakers watch due to its everlasting quality. As for brand recognition, it would be a bit more on the elitist level. Not everyone knows of Longines, but those who do, know it’s pure quality. Again, why I refer to them as a watchmakers watch or a collectors watch. A true collector should have at least one Longines in the repertoire.