Platinum Longines 1940’s seeking information

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Platinum Longines 1940’s seeking information

#1 Post by stryfox » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:20 am

Ok. A friend of mine sent me this Longines to repair.
It had a dirty and magnatized hairsping and a loose cannon pinion. Both things were easily fixed while servicing it. It’s now running great. I am unfamiliar with these. I believe it is from 1945 if I dated the movement correctly.
It is a platinum case,diamond dial,9L 17 jewel movement.
Anyone know if this model has a name? Is it a factory model?
Any adevertisement to compare it too.
Lastly in serviced condition what is a guess on its value as he may be looking to sell it. I did search and found a few similar ones. Just looking for some input. Thanks.
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My watches on instagram,
https://www.instagram.com/fth_classic_timepieces

Watches serviced and ready to go at,
http://fthclassictimepieces.com

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Re: Platinum Longines 1940’s seeking information

#2 Post by SFC » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:46 pm

Hi, your watch is a US cased longines model as written in the case back. If you haven't noticed already it is palladium not platinum. Same family of metal and honestly not sure I would be able to tell the difference if it wasn't printed on the case. In general, when you see diamonds on a longines men's watch you can assume its a U.S. cased model. The Swiss cased stuff for some reason doesn't seem to come with the bling. These diamond dress models are common as they made a lot of them throughout the 40's,50's and 60's. More commonly found in 14kt white so the palladium case is a plus in my opinion. To tell you the truth what I like most about these Longines diamond dress watches is their original black straps. They are almost never with the watch. I'll post one later if I remember. As for value I would say realistically 400-500 would not be a stellar sale but decent enough to move it along. The rarity and demand is just not there for these. PS not taking into consideration "serviced condition". In my experience..if your selling online the time it takes to get a watch running to its potential is not in any way compensated or appreciated by the buyer.

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Re: Platinum Longines 1940’s seeking information

#3 Post by stryfox » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:29 am

Thank you for the information. Yes I did notice that is is palladium and did some reading up on it. I forgot they were different metals.
My watches on instagram,
https://www.instagram.com/fth_classic_timepieces

Watches serviced and ready to go at,
http://fthclassictimepieces.com

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