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    Ladies longines

    I am just trying to get a date on a watch that I just inherited I have included some pictures.... i have not had it cleaned and serviced yet so pictures aren't the best. The movement has the serial number 685101, 17 Jewels and 5LN (not sure what that stands for)... the case numbers T402194 and says cased in USA by longines wadsworth. any help is appreciated thanks
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    Re: Ladies longines

    This is a Longines 5LN movement from 1945. Due to tariffs, it was shipped to the US as a plain movement and encased in the US (cases were also cheaper in the US, I believe, so this made double sense). It is a relatively high quality movement.

    I hope that helps.
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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Ladies longines

    I wrote to Longines and it is really cool what information they can give you... thank you all for your help

    "Following your request, I have the pleasure to give you here below the information I found in our old hand-written registers :


    At the origin, the movement of your watch, with serial number 6’855’101, is a caliber 15.18 (=5LN in the USA) that was first produced in 1941. It has been invoiced to Longines-Wittnauer, Longines’ branch in the U.S.A., on 07.11.1945.

    It was aimed to be fitted in a wristwatch, which case was produced in the US under Longines license. "

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