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Longines Doctors Watch

#1 Post by mrcardigan » Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:18 am

So, I haven't posted anything on VintageWatchForums for a while (as have been busy building a house, so watches have had to take a back seat for a year or two), but had to post my new acquisition (Xmas present to myself lol) that has just arrived today.

It's a rather beautiful 1930s 18k Longines doctors watch that I won on the swamp this week with the stunning 9.32 movement.

It's my first ever Longines, as I'm normally an Illinois and Hamilton man. I'm really pleased as have wanted a duo dial doctors watch for ages and can't afford a Rolex Prince, so this seemed the next best option.

Anyway, the dial is a bit beyond saving, so I will be having that redone, but in the meantime I'm enjoying it. A real longshot, but if anyone has a better condition spare original dial then please let me know

Andy
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#2 Post by afire » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:47 am

Nice! I got a chance to see one of these in person once and it was gorgeous. As far as I can think of, Gruen, Rolex, Hamilton and Longines were the only mainstream premium brands to offer a duo-dial model, which makes them the ones to get, IMO. And like you, I'll never be springing for a Prince, so I'm very happy with my Gruens.
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Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:18 am
Xmas present to myself lol...
I'm trying to treat myself, but can't seem to find anything interesting. Fabulous and rare solid gold Gruens from the 1920s and early 1930s are, well, rare. Not surprisingly.
Real men wear small watches.

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#3 Post by Nookster » Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:07 pm

Great looking watch
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#4 Post by pETE201 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:38 pm

Another similar example is the Buren Eldis. This is mine. Missing a few parts just now....
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#5 Post by SFC » Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:21 am

Awesome first Longines. The original crown is excellent. I also like how the case tube attaches to the movement (you can see the screws under the winding bridge). Congrats, I would love to see the after shot if you re-do the dial. I assume this is a Swiss case and that the movement and case numbers are a match?

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#6 Post by mrcardigan » Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:25 pm

SFC wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:21 am
Awesome first Longines. The original crown is excellent. I also like how the case tube attaches to the movement (you can see the screws under the winding bridge). Congrats, I would love to see the after shot if you re-do the dial. I assume this is a Swiss case and that the movement and case numbers are a match?
I hadn't noticed about the case tube, great spot! Yes, I will post an after shot - though sadly I think this will be one I may have to sell on when done, as need to buy a new bathroom and covid has REALLY affected my business. Yes, the case numbers etc match.

I was so impressed with the response I got back from longines...
"Thank you for your message and the information provided.
Further to your request, we are pleased to provide the information contained in Longines' handwritten registers.
The original serial number 5'215'925 identifies a wristwatch in 14ct gold. It is fitted with a Longines manually wound mechanical movement, caliber 9.32 and was invoiced on 30 September 1936 to the company Wirth, which was at that time our agent for Switzerland.
We trust that we have responded satisfactorily to your request and remain at your entire disposal for any additional information."

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