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Opinions please: Longines Czech Pilot "Majetek" "Tartarugone"

  1. yako54

    yako54 May 23, 2017

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    Hi guys,

    something that is on my list for quite some time is the original Longines pilot watch which was issued for the Czech Airforce before WW2. Yesterday I stumbled upon an example which looks fantastic on first view, but is somewhat suspicious to me on closer inspection.

    This one:
    Majetek.jpg

    https://www.uhrenworld.com/de/uhren...e-majetek-tartarugone-fliegeruhr#lg=1&slide=0

    What makes me suspicious here:
    - Overall much to clean for a 1940s army watch
    - Orientation of "Majetek...." engraving correct? (all other examples on the web have it turned by 90 degrees from "lug to lug")
    - Subdial print, the"1" should be "I", "6" should be open
    - Anti Magnetique font, the "Q" is different from all others I saw
    - Can't say anything about the puffy lume on the dial except that it matches quite well with the hand's lume
    - Rotatable index (12 oclock) in red?

    I asked the dealer about it's originality, well he believes everything is original including the lume...

    What do you think about it?
     
  2. DirtyDozen12

    DirtyDozen12 May 23, 2017

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  3. cchen

    cchen May 23, 2017

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    logo also looks wonky....
     
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  4. yako54

    yako54 May 23, 2017

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    Thanks guys!