This is a classic 14K gold Longines watch with unusual flared fancy lugs. It is very elegant and has wonderful style.
The lugs really set this Longines apart from the others.
This watch is an absolute picture of elegance. Headquartered in Saint-Imier, Switzerland and founded in 1832.
Longines currently holds the reputation for holding the world's oldest logo for a watch company in addition to upholding a tradition of flawless quality and design.
In 1868, the first Longines watches arrived in America. In 1873, Longines was awarded what was to be the first of many horological honors by being awarded a gold medal for precision and reliability at the Universal Exposition of Vienna.
In 1880, the A. Wittnauer Co. would become the exclusive sales agent for Longines, a relationship that would last for the next 114 years.
In 1936, the A. Wittnauer Co. was sold by the Wittnauer family and renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co.
The movement is a hand-wind, caliber 9L with 17 jewels and features a number of inscriptions reading "Unadjusted", "9L", "Longines Watch Co. Swiss", "Seventeen 17 Jewels", "7273973".
It is in excellent running order.
The serial number corresponds to 1946 manufacture.
The dial is matte silver with gold san-serifed Arabic numerals.
There is a second hand at 6 o' clock and the company name, "Longines", is imprinted in black underneath the 12.
The back is comprised of gorgeous solid 14 karat gold and reads "Longines Wittnauer Watch Co. Inc., New York, Geneva Montreal, Wadsworth, 14K Gold, T636974".
The exterior of the back reads "W. 14K Gold".
While the Hadley Roma strap is not original to the watch, it is made of beautiful tobacco-colored genuine lizard skin and is in perfect condition; this color really complements the gold of the case.
The watch exhibits some natural wear and very minor scratching, but is still in fabulous vintage condition overall.
Measurements: Approx. 28mm long, 20mm wide, 9mm thick Strap measures 9" long Weight: 28.3 grams (18.2 dwt) 1 oz