My Cart


SKU: VWS3089

Longines - Stunning Tropical Dial - A Manually Wound Wrist Watch - c.1948

A Beautifully Tropicalised Vintage Longines Dress watch in Original Condition, Very Well Preserved and Stunning on the Wrist, c.1948


Stainless Steel
View full specification

Enquire Now

Vintage Watch Specialist Buyer Protection

  • 12 Month Warranty Included
  • Authenticity Guarantee
  • Fully Insured Next Day Delivery
We ship watches worldwide tracked and insured More Information

Longines, a Swiss watch brand established in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz in Saint-Imier, has carved an indelible mark on the timekeeping industry. Its journey began as a small assembly workshop that evolved into one of the world's most prestigious watch manufacturers. Longines is renowned for its elegance, tradition, and performance, embodying Swiss craftsmanship at its finest. The introduction of the winged hourglass logo in 1867 not only symbolized Longines' commitment to excellence but also became the oldest registered trademark for a watchmaker.

What's on Offer

For those who appreciate the natural marvel that is the tropicalisation of watch dials - this is a true gem! The dial is a beautiful deep sepia colour and boasts alternate Arabic numerals and a recessed sub-seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Central super slim leaf hands in blued steel complete the dial which is encapsulated underneath shatterproof acrylic crystal and encased in stainless steel. The watch is 35mm which is mid-size but it wears much larger on the wrist due to its ultra-slim bezel. It is powered by the Longines 12.68z, a manual movement with 17 jewels. This is a great piece, in fantastic vintage condition with bags of character, it wears beautifully on the wrist as illustrated in the photographs. Running well and keeping good time, this watch will bring the wearer many years of happy time-keeping.

Stainless Steel
 Leather Strap
Movement Type
Power reserve
Date of issue
 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown)
Lug width
Lug height
(lug to lug) 39mm
Wrist size

Do you have questions about this watch?

Contact our team below and we'll be happy to help you with this watch or any other watch you might be interested in

Read out latest customer reviews

See why buyers from across the world trust Vintage Watch Specialist

"An outstanding watch at a fair price with superb service before the purchase, safe delivery and helpful advice throughout. I cannot recommend the company highly enough."


"A lovely little watch, reasonably priced, in excellent used condition exactly as advertised. Delivered very promptly in good strong packaging. Altogether a happy purchasing experience."


"Javid was really helpful, he sent loads of images to me as I couldn’t make up my mind as I was buying a gift. Extremely happy with it would definitely buy from him again."


Vintage Watch Specialist's Authenticity Guarantee

Guaranteed Authenticity

  • All of our watches are approved by our in-house authenticity check
  • Every watch is inspected meticulously by our experts
  • Any deviations from the original condition or specifications are listed

Worldwide shipping

  • Free UK shipping
  • Subsidised international shipping
  • All shipping tracked and insured

Warranty and Returns

  • All watches are covered by our free 12 month warranty (unless otherwise stated)
  • All watches are sold serviced and fully functioning (unless otherwise stated)
  • Please see our full warranty and returns policy here