2.0285 Longines ref. 8304 st.steel, Swiss ~1970

£550.00 (incl. VAT)

Incredibly well preserved Longines from the early 70’s. Everything from the Longines 284 movement down to the dial and factory polished case are hardly changed since it was manufactured. A very rare find! The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop, and comes with a 12-month warranty and new brown suede leather strap.

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Key Features

A great chance to own an incredibly well preserved vintage Longines. This all original timepiece features a very comfortable and wearable stainless steel cushion style case and features a beautiful signed original crown. The sunburst silver dial is a real stunner and plays with the light wonderfully, the raised applied baton indices along with the Longines applied logo makes this piece a real visual treat. Powering this watch is the Longines manual wind calibre 248, the movement is in perfect condition and is keeping time and ready to wear!

About Longines

The Longines watch company was founded in 1832 by watchmaker Auguste Agassiz, and his two partners,  Henri Raiguel and Florian Morel. Initially, the original name of the company was Raiguel Jeune & Cie. However, by 1846, Raigeul and Morel had retired from the watch industry, leaving Agassiz as the sole head of the company.

The name ‘Longines’ comes from a famous pocket watch model created in 1867 by a later head of the company, Ernest Francillon, who had established a manufactory outside the village of Saint-Imier in the meadows of the district Langgewann (Les Longines). This model became so popular that the company began to experience problems with counterfeiting, and so in 1889 the trademark name of ‘Longines’ was registered, making this company the oldest registered watch manufacturer in the world.

The success of Longines has a long history. They have developed highly regarded reputations in equestrian sports such as horse racing, due to their creation of the 20H ‘mono-pusher’ chronograph 1878, which enabled the creation of precise stopwatches suitable for timing professional events.

In the 1940’s, Longines actively collaborated with both UK and US allies, as well as with the Wehrmacht, supplying watches to all warring parties. Many military style watches from the company can be found. In 1945 Longines brought the first watch with automatic winding to market, and in 1952 they were the official timekeeper of the Olympic Winter Games in Oslo.

Today, Longines continues to thrive just as successfully as ever before, and along with Omega and Tissot, is one of the largest brands inside the Swatch Group.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.


Case and Strap

  • Original Solid stainless steel case
  • Original crown
  • Domed acrylic crystal
  • Brand new suede olive leather strap


  • Width w/ crown: 36.8mm
  • Width w/o crown: 34.8mm
  • Height: 43mm
  • Thickness: 9.15mm
  • Strap: 18mm

Dial and Hands

  • Polished baton style hands and seconds hand
  • Original silver sunburst dial  with applied baton indicies
  • Applied Longines flying hourglass logo


  • Manual wind Longines 284 calibre

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-45 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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