I just acquired a Longines flyback chronograph. The movement is spotless and runs well. I wanted to know if you guys could tell me the year it was manufactured. The movement's serial number is: # 8363566 and the cases' number is: # 5965 6
The research I've done, by the movement's number, puts the watch at 1952. Am I right there? Maybe the style of the case and back case design could help identify the age? All the 30ch movement watches I've seen have the Longines wing symbol on the back case plate and I've never seen a gold case with cylindrical push buttons.
What I also want to know whether or not the dial was refinished or custom made. The chrono second and minute sub dials seem to give away that something peculiar is going on, but it would seem like only an idiot would refinish the two subdials in such a lopsided manner. Maybe the watch dial was custom made for some purpose to have the numbers put that way? Let me know what you can! Thanks!