I have just started to collect vintage watches and would appreciate any help you can give me. Longines have caught my eye, is there any tell-tale signs to watch out for with regard to fakes? Can you recommend any research aids either online or not?
Also does anyone have any idea about a model name for the following? And if genuine?
Movement: 17 jewel LONGINES cal.847.3 hand-winding in great working condition keeping accurate time, recently serviced.
Dial: genuine LONGINES in mint condition
Case: 9ct SOLID GOLD case, fully hallmarked for LONDON 1974. Diameter 32mm without the crown.
Crown: genuine LONGINES signed.
Strap: brand new leather lizard skin imitation.
Glass: mineral in mint condition