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    Help me identify this Longines

    I picked this up at an estate sale, and knew exactly where to turn when trying to ID this baby ;) Longines, Swiss 17-jewel movement. I really didn't think I would enjoy a vintage watch, but since I purchased this, I haven't been able to stop toying with it!



    Number off the movement: 14426232







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    Re: Help me identify this Longines

    The caliber 370 was an in-house 19,800 bph movement that Longines introduced in 1960 and used into the 70's. The serial number dates it to 1967. Most of those movements were shipped to America to be installed into US-made cases from companies like Ross, K & E, Star, etc... but yours might appears to be a Swiss case. There were no import tariffs on steel - it was on precious metals. I don't see SWISS MADE. Is it because of glare or is it not there?

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    Re: Help me identify this Longines

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    I don't see SWISS MADE. Is it because of glare or is it not there?
    It is right under Fab. Suisse


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    Re: Help me identify this Longines

    Yeah sorry the dial does have SWISS MADE written on it, but my camera flash wiped it out.

    Thank you very much for the info! So since it is a Swiss Made case and not US, does that infer anything additional about the background of this watch? Also, can the "model" be determined from this information?
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    Re: Help me identify this Longines

    Quote Originally Posted by shun View Post
    It is right under Fab. Suisse
    Oops, should have clarified that I meant on the dial under the 6:00 indice. Doh! :oops:

    Quote Originally Posted by teeskwared View Post
    Yeah sorry the dial does have SWISS MADE written on it, but my camera flash wiped it out.
    Okay, that's what I figured. My caliber 370 only says SWISS on the dial because it's one of the imported movements that was cased in NY inside a 14ct K & E front loader.






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    Re: Help me identify this Longines

    Also look at this resource

    http://www.vintagewatchresources.com/index.php

    if not already done.

    And that's a very fine specimen.
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    Re: Help me identify this Longines

    Thanks for the tip! I'm very happy with this pickup - not a bad first vintage watch purchase:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Also look at this resource

    http://www.vintagewatchresources.com/index.php

    if not already done.

    And that's a very fine specimen.


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