Diameter wise it around 40mm without the crown, which, by the way does NOT screw-down. However it says on the dial 10Bar, so it’s not too shabby, but hardly a serious Diver if truth be told – but good enough for the Diver in us all!
This watch is by no means modern, but the movement is working as good as it was when made. It’s mechanical, so never needs a battery, it’s easy to reset the time for Summer time and so on, the date change is also easy at the half crown position for some of the months – in short it is very easy to live with.
Let’s face it many Auction houses would be in severe decline if it were not for the Internet – as it draws in a huge number of potential buyers – maybe they need to recognize this and give Internet bidders a discount for taking the trouble to visit their auction and bid, rather than try to screw more cash out of us all.
The movement which is in superb condition is signed Blancpain 17 jewel unadjusted with the Rayville SA import mark clearly shown (KXO). I’m not sure if Blancpain even made their own movements in this period and the movement looks very similar to an Anton Schild
So an excellent Auction buy, and whilst it may be for a Quartz everyday watch, it is a high quality one and great value. Longines watches are still and always have been undervalued in my opinion, which fortunately makes them a good choice when looking for a pre-owned watch
I always get a real kick out of finding very old watches that are still in amazing condition, with movements working just as efficiently as they did when first manufactured.
Wow! This is just so brilliant. I’ve just paid …..HOW MUCH? ( I can still hear the echo from my Wife’s shriek!)