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LONGINES MILITARY WATCH - CAL.12.68N - CIRCA 1940'S

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MILITARY STYLE

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A 1940’s vintage military Longines wristwatch which has a pristine 24 hour dial with outer track, then Arabic numerals and inner track showing numerals 13 - 24. We believe some time historically the beautiful white dial and the hands have been professionally refinished and the watch looks great. The case is a three piece with snap back and signed Longines on the inside. The 17 jewel Longines 12L movement is running strong but has not been serviced by us and may need regulating!

A classic WW2 watch that we have dated to c1943 and was bought by us from Canada where we think it originated. The case houses a hand wound Cal.12.68N-12L movement which is famous for being robust and why it came in so many military watches of this era. It is in great working order having been cleaned and serviced recently. The calibre 12.68N is a beautiful movement and runs, winds and sets well.

The rare and unusual fantastic white dial is very crisp and striking especially with both the Arabic numeral markers together with the 24 hour markers in a true military style.

As you can no doubt see from our photo's the dial is signed Longines and "Swiss". As is the movement and case.

The three piece case has a ring bezel that is polished stainless steel as is the snap on case back with brushed metal centre case all in very good condition barring odd case marks that can barely be seen. The case has been polished over the years but still looks very well. The plexus glass is very clean after a recent light polish.

The case measures approx. 41 mm lug to lug and 32 mm across not including the crown. Inside the case is also signed Longines Watch Co with No's 59 and 8 either side and then the no's 2265x and 759.

We would also like to point out that to the back of one lug there is a small split in the metal work but this has caused no problems so far to the watch pin or strap at all and we did not wish to repair or hide it in any way but feel it could easily be fixed by any competent working jeweller - Please see photograph.

The signed Longines movement has serial number 66768xx which places the date of manufacture of the movement to c1943.

The watch is complimented with a military style two piece Khaki canvas strap with steel pin buckle.

All in all a classic LONGINES even with the small negatives we think and are sure you will agree, a fantastic and reasonably priced vintage watch.