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The Longines 30l Olympics

  1. baoquang

    baoquang Jun 22, 2013

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    It all started with an opportunity for me to purchase a really rare piece of Longines 30L with unusual Olympics enamel caseback. So rare, with just the keywords Longines Olympics, I have found only ONE example mentioned in the site of the famous Longines 30L collector (longines30l.com).

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    Usually, solid gold Longines 30L are marked as Flagship and has an engraved logo of a ship in the back. We can see blue enamel featured in other hi-end solid gold series by Longines, the Longines Conquest.

    I decided to write an e-mail to Longines, and the offiicial answer of them is the reference number 6957, they call the series "Olympia" and is produced around 1959-1960 and is specially created for the Italian and Spanish market. The medallion on the back is indeed gold with enamel. From some other sources I learned this series is created for the 1960 Olympics games in Rome, Italy.

    In the mean time, I did not wait the response from Longines (some 4-5 days was the time) and pulled the trigger for the purchase. Also, I have found this photo to be really appropriate for a reference pic:

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    Anyway, mine has arrived and I am more than happy with the purchase. Everything seems right with my example, with the case relatively preserved and non-polished. The dial has some spots, but no big deal for me.

    Enough words here are two best photos I took of it:

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    Comments are welcome :) ... I will find time to open it sometime, since the inside should look also really interesting:

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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus What're u lookin' at? Jun 22, 2013

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    He shoots, he scores!
     
  3. baoquang

    baoquang Aug 2, 2013

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    changed today its band to a new, and more appropriate band ... I took a chance to take some other shots here

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