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SOLD LONGINES 7844 Automatic calibre 345 Vintage 1960s 35mm / EU seller

  1. Mr.Cairo

    Mr.Cairo Feb 21, 2018

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    Hello everyone,

    SOLD is this beautiful Longines automatic wristwatch in stainless steel, reference 7844, automatic calibre 345 with date function. 35mm diameter without crown.
    SOLD is €375 shipped to EU / UK destinations. PayPal accepted. See at the end for shipping information.


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    The case is in great condition, not overly polished. Still shows sharp edges and its original brushed finish on the caseback. The caseback has an inscription: TT 7-3-44-69, suggesting this watch may have been a presentation piece in 1969. The crown has been replaced with an unsigned specimen at one point in its history. Operation is smooth and without problems. The domed acrylic crystal is clean but has some light scuffs (not well seen or photographed) that could be polished out.

    The dial is in an excellent state, and is very clean. There is a little oxidation on the hour indices, which gives them a slight warm yellow tinge. There is some degradation on the hands as well. See close up photo below. This dial is fully original and never retouched or otherwise altered. Beautiful sunburst effect. Signed: Longines, Automatic. Date at 3.

    The movement is the Longines 345. First developed in 1965, it came from the 340 series, which was Longines' greatest achievement in automatic movements to date. Beating at 19.800 A/h, it is only 5mm thin. Interestingly, it features a toothed circle that keeps the rotor on track, helping to minimize wobble. It currently runs well but service history is not known. A check-up at the watchmaker is therefore recommended if the watch will be worn regularly. It features a date function (see below for instructions).

    Dimensions:

    35mm diameter (not counting crown)
    18mm lug width
    41mm lug to lug
    09mm thickness

    Semi-Quick Set Date Change mechanism: move hour hand past 24h to change date. Move back to 21:30 and again past 24h to change date again. Repeat until desired date is reached.

    Shipping info
    :
    - EU: FREE with EMS
    - UK: FREE with Parcelforce
    - Rest of World: only with DHL Express, add €50 to sale price

    Thanks for watching and don't hesitate to contact me for any question you may have. I don't have any feedback on here yet but am happy to provide references from other sources, or any other verification you may need. In principle no returns unless watch significantly not as described, in which case return + full refund.

    Thanks for looking! Photos (cannot open the caseback myself at the moment, I will try to pass by my watchmaker and have him open it to take a photo soon):


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    Edited Feb 27, 2018
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  2. Mr.Cairo

    Mr.Cairo Feb 27, 2018

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    Sold! thanks OF & buyer!