Longines Oversized 12.68Z handwind c.1949

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Longines Oversized 12.68Z handwind c.1949

925.00

When it comes to classically-designed thin profile watches, you’re typically staring the 1950’s directly in the eye. Longines, Doxa, Omega, and Tissot have consistently been some of the most desirable Swiss offerings in this category.

Here we have a very early oversized Longines with the movement serial code coming in right at about 1949. A perfect 35mm width (in a time when most watches registered at 30-32mm, mind you), a slender sub-10mm thickness, beaming white, metallic dial, and wonderfully contrasting brass-like hands and numerals — this is a nicely valued example to fill the void in your watch box for a near 70 year old sub-second piece, from a premier brand, that doubles as a great dress watch.

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  • Movement: Longines 12.68Z, 17 jewels, 18,000bph

  • Case Dual-signed EF Co. & Longines stainless steel

  • Powered: Mechanical - Handwind

  • Case Width: 35 mm (36.7mm incl. crown)

  • Case Length: 42.7 mm

  • Lug Width: 18.4 mm

  • Thickness: 9.7mm

  • Crystal: Acrylic

  • Crown: Unsigned crown (correct for time period)

  • Band: New Kreisler genuine shark skin leather band

  • Boxes: None

Function - This watch is wound manually by hand. We recommend setting the time and then winding the crown clockwise approximately 10-15 times to build up sufficient power reserve for your day.

[All vintage watches are expected to function as described. However, due to age and generally unknown service history (unless otherwise stated), these watches may not keep time as accurately as new or quartz (battery) watches. This is completely normal and does not indicate that there is a major problem. Like your automobile, all mechanical watches will likely need to be serviced at some point in time. Please keep this in mind, as there is no guarantee regarding when these vintage watches may need standard maintenance. Every watch sold by Buying On Time is done so with the expectation that it is not currently in need of service or repair, unless noted. We guarantee that all watches sold are accurately described and in the stated condition when they leave our hands.]