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    Longines Archives

    I had the pleasure to visit The Longines Private Museum and their 'hand written' records that go back to before 1900.
    Thought you may like to see them

    All records (books) are identical and hand written:





    Actual Books - I looked up my 1917 and 1927 and my friends 1948 Longines:










    The museum is also fantastic will post some pictures too.
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    Re: Longines Archives

    The museum is quite new with a clever idea.
    Each cabinet represents 1 million pieces of production - so that could be '1 year - in the best of years' or '5 yrs in the worst of years'

    Here are a few exhibits

    EACH Cabinet represents 1 Million units production - so may scan 1 year or 5 yrs











    My Favorite - Look at this magnificent 'mono-pusher; Chronograph with 'pulsations'
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    regards enrico

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    Re: Longines Archives

    Dear Enrico
    Yes I got that one too - Thanks for posting.
    Here is another:

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    Re: Longines Archives

    What a great post! Do you have more information about the gold pocket watch with moonphase, calendar and chronograph, that it's seen in your second photo of the second post; It's very interesting because I have read the history of the Longines by Andre Francillon and I don't remember mentioning that the company made a pocket watch with these complications. Actually this is the first watch I have seen from Longines to have all these complications.

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    Re: Longines Archives

    Quote Originally Posted by nick10 View Post
    What a great post! Do you have more information about the gold pocket watch with moonphase, calendar and chronograph, that it's seen in your second photo of the second post; It's very interesting because I have read the history of the Longines by Andre Francillon and I don't remember mentioning that the company made a pocket watch with these complications. Actually this is the first watch I have seen from Longines to have all these complications.
    Hi nick10
    First thanks, its a GREAT museum and 'THE BEST' company for curators and history

    Yes I think I have more - you are given a booklet on the main items when you are invited in
    I will pull it out and see the details - please confirm you mean item 6
    If not I will ask

    Regards and thanks your appreciation
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    Re: Longines Archives

    Yes it is item 6.
    Thanks for your responce

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