more from ...
Vintage mid century circa 1948 yellow gold filled Longines Wittnauer wrist watch, NOS, new old stock, unsold, unused. Completely original with celluloid presentation box, paperwork, even the original pigskin strap. This would have originally been a mans watch back in the day, but by today's standards this would be considered unisex and is appropriate for a man or a woman. We have images included that show the watch both on my wrist, which is quite small, and also on my husbands wrist, which is stocky. The case measures 1-7/16" from lug tip to tip (34mm) x 1-1/16" wide, not including the width of the winding crown. Off white eggshell or champagne metal dial with raised gold Arabic numeral and simple spear hands, glass crystal. Swiss made with sub seconds dial, mechanical wind up fully jeweled. The back of the case is marked "10K Gold Filled". The back of the strap is marked "Longines-Wittnauer Product" and the back of the buckle 1/20 14K". Total length is 8-1/2" with 7 hold adjustments on the band and attractive cream thread topstitching and double band carriers. The case is truly beautiful with a slightly flared hourglass shape and ribbed corner lugs. The condition is absolutely amazing, a new old stock piece purchased from a long ago defunct jewelry store, and stored away for decades, having neither been sold nor worn.
My husband, who is a watch repairman, has freshly serviced (cleaned oiled and timed) this watch. The watch is running well and keeping excellent time, winds and sets smoothly, however, we make no guarantee towards this watches performance in the future. Most watch collectors already know the following but I thought we should include it: We strongly suggest keeping this watch away from any electromagnetic field, as this can cause a condition known as magnetism, and these vintage watches were produced before anti-magnetic watches were commonly in use. Remember this was made long before personal computers, speakers in automobiles, and cell phones, all of which emit these electromagnetic fields. It is not a common occurrence, but it is a possibility. There is a booklet included with additional tips and instructions that you should read thoroughly prior to use. The booklet is dated 1948. You can expect that the pigskin band, will darken and gain a rich desirable color and tone with time, as it is exposed to the natural oils in your skin.
OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:
If you wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaways are Non-Refundable, however we will consider even exchanges on an individual basis. We do not charge restock fees for returns. All refunds will be issued less shipping costs. Sorry, but no exceptions will be made on our return policy.
The following conditions apply:
1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.
2) The item must be returned via USPS in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.
Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have PRIOR to ordering. We offer gracious and hassle free returns, but please, read the description carefully for the accurate measurements. We recommend tracing out the listed dimensions on paper to see if they suit your tastes. If you are unsure, please contact us for further clarification.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: unisex
If you were the pending buyer of this item, go to My Account to view, track and check payment for this item.