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    Been a while... A few new acquisitions and a couple questions

    To be brief - I am not a photographer... Now that I've cleared that up feel free to check the photos down low


    Some may recognize my JLC from a few years back, she's still in the stable. I picked up the Awoner last summer, the Longines this May, and the Rolex 1803 this week. The Vacheron pocket watch was my grandfathers that he received for 25 years on the job back in the day.

    Now that the goods have been exposed, I'd like to ask the wise members a couple of questions:


    Any info at all on the "Awoner" brand?? Through research I've seen a few other Awoner examples, but cannot find any history on the brand. Seem to be all art deco style, nothing newer than the 30's/40's... I'm going to try and find the movement picture of mine amongst my jungle of files and post when it surfaces.

    Also, what movement is the Longines packing?? I take it the BAUME caseback may not be correct? I didn't learn much about the watch when I purchased it - met up with a local after seeing an ad and fell for the Calatrava case and killer hands. Got it for what I thought was a fair deal and it's probably received the most wrist time since. One of the most accurate watches I've ever owned - very pleased with it.


    Thanks all! Really appreciate any feedback.
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    Re: Been a while... A few new acquisitions and a couple questions

    Well, Baume were Longines agents in the UK for a long time - albeit, I didn't think so late. Send the serial number to Longines and they will be able to tell you for sure - just do it via their website. They are very helpful.

    As to the Awoner- that is a calendar sub dial, right? How do you set it, the slow way? I don't see a pusher and the crown is too close to be a pusher?

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    Re: Been a while... A few new acquisitions and a couple questions

    That Awoner sub-dial layout is unlike anything I recall seeing on a vintage watch. It reminds me of modern 'vintage style' retro watches, so it's nice to know there is some history to that look.

    I love that Rolex.
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    Re: Been a while... A few new acquisitions and a couple questions

    Longines 12L or variant.

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Longines 12L

    Edit: Does it say 12.68ZS on the movement?
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Longines 12.68ZS
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    Re: Been a while... A few new acquisitions and a couple questions

    Trim - Thanks for the insight, I will send word to Longines and see what they can tell me. As for the Awoner, that is in fact a calendar sub dial. And yes, it is set the slow way haha...

    Chascomm - The dealer I purchased it from was adamant it was from 1929. Don't know how he arrived at the year but the art deco style and movement engravings correspond with the time period. I had never come across the dial variant and complication on such an early wristwatch, and at 35mm on a fat strap it is a great size too.

    badbackdan - It does say 12.68ZS on the movement. Given that and the link you provided, would you date the watch around 1938 or shortly thereafter? Edit: // After browsing around I think it to be closer to 1950? //

    Thanks guys!
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