To be honest I never had any interest in pocket watches always thinking that they were big and bulky crude things. But I have just been given this Longines pocket watch as a present from my girlfriend. Apart from "having to like it", I actually do. It is really is a thing of beauty when you hold it in your hand. This is my first and only pocket watch but I can really see the attraction!
Her dad knowing that I am into watches told her that his friend wanted to sell this pocket watch. He was given it by his dad decades ago, and his sons have absolutely no interest in it so he decided to sell it and spend the money. She bought it for equivalent of 90 Euro. To me this sounds like a steal, but as I said I have no knowledge of pocket watches. So any comments or information/ advice is welcome.
From what I can find based on it's serial number, it was made in 1912.
Behold a simple thing of beauty..........
Outter case lid open:
Inner case lid open: