Hi - first off, pls forgive any gaffs I make as I am a newbie watch collector! Thanks to 'Watchbreath' for advice on which forum to post this on.
Today I received my Longines antique watch, recently purchased from Canada. I love it - and it seems to be everything I had hope for . I have done some research but still have a couple of issues that I would like to learn. I have attached 3 views of: face, case and inner workings.
The watch seems to have been made between 1944-1946 (6924653), depending on which lists I read. But while researching the case, I've hit a brick wall. It has 14ct (0.585) gold marks, a serial number of 6881402, "LR694" and "LR272" etched into the case and a graphic motif which looks like "AB". I thought it was Baume & Co but have seen no other mark similar to this one.
By the way, the mucky looking stuff is just grease etc, not corrosion! I think the watch needs a clean and service.
So, to the point: I would be extremely grateful for any info the experts could provide about the case and its manufacturer and also any info on the inner watch working pattern/series.
Many thanks! Ian