Looking unworn from 1971, this is likely the best example of a gold Longines watch available. Model reference 23040.


From the engraving on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being presented on 1st February 1971. It was given by McAlpine to Alan Littlechild for 25 years service.


This watch not only looks unworn, but also has the original strap, gold plated buckle and hang tag still attached. The hang tag matches the serial number on the movement. Were it not for the engraving, you could describe this as new old stock. The 17 jewel, hand winding Longines calibre 6942 movement is spotless, and running well. The gold case is made by DS&S and correctly stamped for Baume, Longines UK importer. You would be paying £3,500 or more of a new gold Longines watch. making this example look an absolute bargain.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, uncompleted papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown 35.1 mm

Width without crown 33.0 mm

Between lugs 18 mm

Lug to lug length 40.2 mm

Case Thickness 8.9 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.

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