267. Longines “Art Nouveau”, Swiss, 1904

FEATURES:

  • Original high quality movement by famous Swiss brand, produced in 1904;
  • Original classic signed enamel dial with fancy “Art Nouveau” numerals and ornate hands;
  • Early patented regulator.

Historical & antiquarian notes

Longines is the major and well-known company. If you started interest in vintage watches, you want to get some well-mannered vintage Longines for your wrist. All Longines movements has serial numbers which allows to determine production dates. This movement was made in the end of 1904.

Note original enamel dial in near-to-perfect condition, fancy numerals and gracious hands. Rolled gold crown complements a look. Gilt high-grade movement seen in glazed caseback.

Technical data

MOVEMENT

type: swiss lever, gilt plates and bridges, 15 jewels, patented regulator
balance type: bimetallic cut balance with screw weights, Breguet hairspring
numbers: 1743652 serial
signature: LONGINES (“wings” logo on balance cock)
age & origin: Swiss made in 1904, all original
condition: Near-perfect (9/10), mechanical status is PERFECT
restorations: NONE

DIAL

type: classic hot enamel, fancy arabic numerals
signature: Longines
age & origin: original to the movement
condition: near-perfect (little edge hairline between 11-12)
hands: gilt “Louis XIV” hands, original
restorations: NONE

CASE

type, size: custom made new wristwatch case, “classique” style, display back, diameter w/o crown 48 mm
metal, crystal: solid stainless steel 316L, front & back mineral crystals
age & origin: new custom made one piece
condition: NEW UNWORN

STRAP

size, material, type: 22 mm, thick dark-brown natural leather
condition: NEW UNWORN

RUNNING REPORT

testing time: 14+ days, winding every day at 12am
running duration: more than 35 hours
day error (static/dynamic): less than 40 seconds/day
conclusion: guaranted to keep resonably good time for 6 months

Final notes

Essential gentlemans chronometer for good timekeeping from famous Swiss manufacture.

PRICE (£): SOLD
Location:
Bristol, UK
Status:
SOLD
Please send inquiry to german.polosin@gmail.com

STATUS: Available in Bristol, UK