Or rather this old Longines went missing 5 months ago just after I got it home so I never got to take a closer look. My old mother has been bitten by the vintage watch bug as well so she likes to go through my boxes and see if she can find anything of interest. Well she did...
Poor thing has lost much of it's looks but it's got some nice hands. It's got a wonderful case with probably the nicest snap on back I have seen as it's hard to pop off but snaps on like a dream with very little effort.
I think it's a 12L with a early sweep second conversion and the serial number dates the movement to 1938. It is a small watch (just over 30mm) so I don't think it will be worth that much even if I get it restored but this is my first 1930's Longines as my other 11 are all from the 1940's so for me it's a bit special.
My Longines collection is also special in that I got them all for junk change but I guess I have sucked the local market dry now as I haven't found one since this watch.
It's not in that good working order as it's dirty and has got coloring to some of the bridges and the balance staff it broken but I love it!