A cool men’s vintage Longines watch with manual wind movement, original box and original receipt. Model reference 2960.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1958. This watch also comes with the sales papers showing it was sold in 1963. Either year can be considered valid for a birth year watch.
What’s not to like about a 35mm Longines in a stainless steel case that come with original box and receipt? (BTW the receipt from 1963 is for a special price of £23, which allowing for inflation is £483 today – someone had a bargain!). The calibre 23ZS movement is all working well, and has been protected by the case that was designed to be waterproof. The dial looks clean, and the open 6 and 9 design looks good to us. It is more an ivory colour than white, and does on close inspection have some speckling, but without an eyeglass you are not likely to notice that. The minute hand has lost some lume, and some lume plots are missing on the hour markers, but it is not bad. The strap is a new petrol blue one, but as the dial and case are so neutral you could wear this watch with any colour strap and it would still look good.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 37.4 mm
Width without crown 34.9 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 43.4 mm
Case Thickness 10.6 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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