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  1. Rumar89 Sep 6, 2020

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    Hello all,

    Rather than continuing to hijack @Tony C.’s Lady Luck thread, I think we need a dedicated area for Longines chronometers. If you have a Longines chronometer, please post pictures and information here!

    I’ll lead with my two:

    1. Longines 30L ref 102, invoiced to the U.K. in 1959. This was was presented to Geoffrey Turberville on his retirement as longest serving headmaster of Eltham College.

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    2. Longines 22AS ref 6924, invoiced to the US in 1959 (although the serial number dates to ~ 1953).

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    I also wonder if anyone knows what happened to this piece:

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    Looks like a salmon dial 12.68z chronometer. I believe it was sold on eBay at some point in the past.
     
  2. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 6, 2020

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    Caliber 431

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  3. Rumar89 Sep 6, 2020

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  4. jimmyjay Sep 6, 2020

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    55EF3EEF-9D56-4B21-94C6-19A2E2BFC997.jpeg B98F5BA2-7FFB-41ED-85F4-04BE51A5876C.jpeg “Wristwatch in stainless steel bearing the reference 8355, part of thevUltra-Chron collection. It is fitted with a Longines mechanical self-winding movement, caliber 431. It was invoiced in 1970 to the company Binda, which at the time was our agent for Italy”.
     
  5. Dan S Sep 6, 2020

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    Longines 30L
    Reference 102
    Serial no. 10,383,XXX
    Invoiced to the UK in July 1958

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  6. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 6, 2020

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    Yes, very similar.
     
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  7. Radiumpassion Sep 7, 2020

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    Cal. 24.99
    Ref. 6368
    S no. 10`188`XXX
    Invoiced to Norway December 1958

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  8. BlueHands Sep 7, 2020

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  9. yako54 Sep 7, 2020

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    Great idea! Here comes mine. Would love to see some more in this thread.

    Cal. 27OS
    Ref. 6923
    S no. 9`784`4XX
    Invoiced to the US in September 1960

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  10. Radiumpassion Sep 7, 2020

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    They were one of the best::rimshot::
     
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  11. Rumar89 Sep 7, 2020

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    Congratulations on that one @yako54! Really lovely example. Went round and round with the seller but we never got to the same place on price. Glad it found a good home!
     
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  12. TimeODanaos Sep 7, 2020

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    I know we're talking chronometers here - great thread - so principally focused on movements, but to me there really is something quite special about the lugs on that piece. :rolleyes:
    @yako54, can you say who made the case, please?
    Just seems to me, there was a time Longines just could not stop producing effortless elegance, even when they weren't especially trying. Just IMO.
     
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  13. yako54 Sep 7, 2020

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    @Rumar89 and @TimeODanaos thanks for the kind words. I was also going back and forth with the seller, but finally we converged and with the help of a very kind OF member it finally found it's way to my home.
    I do not know who made the case, but I am also really intrigued by it's design. There is a very interesting thread from @Tony C. on watchprosite where he is describing the exact same reference. Very nice read. Tony is also describing the aesthetics of the watch and I think he nailed it. Mine seems to be only the second ref. 6923 that has surfaced so far btw.

    https://www.watchprosite.com/horolo...gines-chronometer-report--/17.478666.2866136/
     
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  14. Dan S Sep 7, 2020

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    Would you care to post a clear photo of the inside of the case-back?
     
  15. yako54 Sep 7, 2020

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    Yes sure, but there is no hint for a specific producer imo - just hallmarks, Longines signature and reference. Please correct me if I have overlooked something.
    I find it quite amazing that this case style can already be found on Longines of late 30ies and early 40ies and it doesn't look old fashioned at at all even in 2020 :eek:
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  16. Dan S Sep 7, 2020

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    The hammerhead 108 is the stamp for Jacques Beiner / Roger Parel.
     
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  17. yako54 Sep 7, 2020

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    Thank you! I didn't know that. :)
     
  18. Dan S Sep 7, 2020

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    That is probably the last time you will write "just hallmarks". ;)
     
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  19. yako54 Sep 7, 2020

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  20. TimeODanaos Sep 7, 2020

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    Wow. If that watch is what you come up with before even knowing that stuff existed, you are going to be one helluva a force to reckon with by the time you're done studying! Maybe you did some really good deeds in your life - enjoy!