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    Longines 1940s any help identifying

    Hi, it's been a while sice I posted. I have been looking for some interesting watches, and I have this Longines which I acquired but can't find any precise info on it.
    It has a beautiful 12.68z movement and caseback shows 23095 and 854 numbers.
    Apppreciate any info anyone can offer about model and history. It looks military type.
    It needs a replacement crown and stem.

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    Re: Longines 1940s any help identifying

    A clearer photo, and more photos, would help. But my first thought is that it may be difficult to identify, since the dial has almost certainly been re-done. And obviously the hands are mismatched. Anyway, please post more photos, including of the back, the inside of the case-back, and the movement. Please measure the size of the case, etc.
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    Thanks. A couple more photos.

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    Longines 1940s any help identifying

    I think the two marks either side of the number are masking D and H



    If this was a Longines DH then it’s unfortunately been ruined.





    Case looks possible

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    This case reminds me of the Longines "sei tacche" model.
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    Very interesting. Thanks.

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    Re: Longines 1940s any help identifying

    I think it is (was) a WWII German DienstHur, case matches the caseback, probably a cal. 12.68Z, badly redialed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba48 View Post
    I think it is (was) a WWII German DienstHur, case matches the caseback, probably a cal. 12.68Z, badly redialed.
    DienstHur? Heard of Ben Hur, but not of Dienst Hur :) DH stands for Dienstuhr Heer, essentially meaning a watch issued to the army (in the context of ground forces).

    A quick breakdown of abbreviations for whoever may not be familiar with WW2 German milwatch markings:
    D= Dienstuhr, issued to the Luftwaffe.
    DH= Dienstuhr Heer, issued to the Wehrmacht.
    KM= Kriegsmarine.

    I agree about it being an absolutely dreadful redial. Looks like whoever repainted it, had absolutely no idea about how the dials on these looked like, or hasn't even tried to make it look as much as similar to the original dial design despite knowing what should it look like.
    Completely incorrect replacement hands. Aaaarghhh.
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    Re: Longines 1940s any help identifying

    Personally I can see no signs of this watch being military. The two numbers on the back look like standard Longines case numbers, the small number matching the number on the lug.
    It definitely isn't a DH watch, those always have a single number placed centrally.
    It is certainly what you would call a World War Two era watch .The movement number would give you a fairly close date.

    Regards Harvey.

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    the watch back has the look of a WWW watch without the military markings, the case reference number is different but the positioning is the same.

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    Re: Longines 1940s any help identifying

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheep Farmer View Post
    Personally I can see no signs of this watch being military. The two numbers on the back look like standard Longines case numbers, the small number matching the number on the lug.
    It definitely isn't a DH watch, those always have a single number placed centrally.
    It is certainly what you would call a World War Two era watch .The movement number would give you a fairly close date.

    Regards Harvey.

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    the watch back has the look of a WWW watch without the military markings, the case reference number is different but the positioning is the same.
    I beg to differ about the numbers being placed centrally on D and DH watches



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