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  1. Buynitsky Nov 1, 2020

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    Hello friends! Today I would like to share with you my Longines:

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    So, Longines "Tre tacche" reference 3925, the first version with a 30mm steel case (acier inox staybrite). Double signed sector dial is marked by Longines and Herpy Arnold Budapest. Radium syringes hands and central sweep seconds. Caliber 10.68Z.

    In response to my request to Longines, I received the following information:

    "The original serial number 5'683'695 identifies a wristwatch in stainless steel bearing the reference 3925 and the order number 2120. It is fitted with a Longines manually wound mechanical movement, caliber 10.68Z. It was invoiced on 28 January 1939 to the company Arnold Herpy, which was at that time our agent for Hungary."

    Arnold Herpy started his business in 1817 in Budapest, Hungary. His store was located at Petőfi Sándor utca 17 and assortment included Longines and Movado. Unfortunately, during the Second World War, the store burned down and was closed. After the war, his son Gyula Herpy relaunched the store from scratch, but the store was subsequently nationalized.

    Thanks for reading. I will be grateful for any additional information!
     
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  2. LarryG not KennyG, not OG, just LarryG Nov 1, 2020

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    So nice!
     
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  3. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 1, 2020

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    Lovely.
     
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  4. Andy_timeman Nov 1, 2020

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    Wonderful and congratulaions.. the very first time seen a Hungarian delivered Longines....they obviously had agents all over the world...and incredible Longines records... certainly a little more authenticity than a Tiffany signed Rolex.
     
  5. alphabeta81 Nov 2, 2020

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    I cannot recall another double signed by Herpy Arnold Budapest - this is an amazing watch!
     
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  6. Buynitsky Nov 4, 2020

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    In fact, I have seen several pocket Longines signed by Herpy Arnold. But wrist Longines with such a double signature are really rare I think.
    Sotheby's
     
  7. alphabeta81 Nov 4, 2020

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    yes - should have been more clear - I have not seen another wristwatch with this signature. Only pocket watches.
     
  8. _awatchsnob_ Dec 26, 2020

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    Cool double signed watch and niche retailer
     
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  9. dmgreen11 Dec 29, 2020

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    Amazing and rare timepiece. I have seen a couple of other double signed TT's, but never with that signature. Really cool.
     
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  10. Buynitsky Jan 12, 2021

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    Many thanks friend! On my instagram page I posted a short story about Herpy Arnold.
     
  11. imfagent449 Jan 23, 2021

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    I love watching the seconds hand move around the dial in those 10.68z watches.
     
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  12. CHRONOZEN Jan 24, 2021

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    REALLY NICE AND FABULOUS SECTOR DIAL AMAZING...
     
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  13. Buynitsky Apr 2, 2021

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    I would like to share some good news! Received an extract from the archive:

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