This long service award gold Longines is from a time when gold watches were really expensive. Model reference 15304.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the London hallmark on the inside of the case back we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in 1978.
When Mr Glover got this watch from Wilkinson Sword, gold prices were soaring and new technology in watches (quartz, LED, LCD) were making this conservative, manual wind watch appear quite old fashioned and it was costly gift. And Mr Glover clearly looked after this, as the condition is excellent. The dial is very clean, and a new acrylic glass shows this off to the maximum. The movement is Longines hand wound calibre 6942, which has seventeen jewels and is all working well. The case was made by DS&S and also stamped for BAUME, who were Longines UK distributor. This means the watch case was made in the UK and the movement imported, which was often done to avoid heavy import duty on completed gold watches. The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 35.8 mm
Width without crown 33.4 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 40.7 mm
Case Thickness 10.0 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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