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  1. Danwales Oct 7, 2022

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    I have recently acquired this Longines Automatic in 18crt gold. Its a bit of a mystery to me at the moment as I am unable to open the caseback. According to the info a Longines chuck Is needed. Is it me or is this slightly odd information to be inscribed on a caseback. It's in need of a service so eventually I will hopefully get a model number and I might even send away to the Longines archive for its history but I was wondering meanwhile If anyone knows what I have?

    18crt Gold dress watch
    50s/60s
    Auto movement ( but which calibre is likely to be inside, educated guesses welcome 20221006_131239.jpg 20221006_131228.jpg 20221006_131214.jpg )

    Any more information gratefully received.
     
  2. Danwales Oct 7, 2022

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    I can't discount this being a redial either. The Longines letters are possibly a little close together? I got the watch for scrap value so I can't say I am overly concerned. Its my first dip into Longines waters so It gives me an opening to learn more.
     
  3. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 7, 2022

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    Marking on the back indicates this is a front loading watch, the back does not come off.

    Probably caliber 340.
     
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  4. Danwales Oct 7, 2022

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    Ah, really. I didn't know that
     
  5. Mephisto Oct 7, 2022

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    Agree with @X350 XJR , likely a caliber 340 inside, consistent with the use of a one-piece case.
    Crown is a replacement, as is likely the seconds hand (plating is inconsistent with rest of the furniture)
    Was the "DE" in "SWISS MADE" rubbed off?
    Nonetheless a very pleasant watch and I'm sure more details will surface once the case is opened.
     
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  6. Mephisto Oct 7, 2022

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  7. Danwales Oct 8, 2022

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    Hi, yes there is some rubbing on the Swiss made text. Thank-you for your reply. Interesting the crown is a replacement, it's a pretty good match to the watch anyway so I can't see me replacing it. Are these front loaders easy to service I wonder? I would've fancy prizing up that gold bezel I must say!
     
  8. Danwales Oct 8, 2022

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  9. Danwales Oct 8, 2022

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    I mean thanks @Mephisto :(:)
     
  10. Danwales Mar 1, 2023

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    16776858816398620677846206333105.jpg On my wrist and ticking away. Running once more and without going to Longines. No parts were needed.
     
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