Longines Identification and Repair Person Suggestions

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    Longines Identification and Repair Person Suggestions

    I have a Longines watch that was my Grandfathers, then my fathers, and now mine. As you can see from the photos my father did not take good care of it but the internals all still work flawlessly.

    I would like to see how much info you all can give regarding the watch (age, value, model,etc) and then see if anyone knows of a good watch repair person that could fix the bent casing arm, replace the cracked glass covering and then find a winding arm since it is missing. I am sure this is not the correct verbiage but not sure what you would call it.

    i did not get a very good shot of the serial number so here it is: it has the number 350 in a box just above the following serial number 13193561 then it says 17 jewels swiss. Any ideas?


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    Re: Longines Identification and Repair Person Suggestions

    The movment is from 1966. Can't help you with the repairs.
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    Re: Longines Identification and Repair Person Suggestions

    We can help you with ID but we don't do valuations here.
    The watch is a Longines calibre 350 automatic. Here is more info about it:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Longines_350
    Serial number would date it to ca 1966.
    As we don't know where you live it's hard to recommend a service person. You can check our post in the Links and Articles sub-forum if you are a US resident:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=166630
    Since Longines is still in business I would look for a Longines service center in your area and see what advice they could give you.

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    Re: Longines Identification and Repair Person Suggestions

    Glass - Crystal.
    Winding-arm - Crown and stem. Used to wind and set the watch.
    Case-arm - I assume you're talking about the bent lug, the arm which would hold onto a watch-strap.

    Eh, my apologies. It's an automatic watch - so, no winding needed. The crown would be used purely to set the time.
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    Longines keeps excellent records of their watches...

    and are very helpful in regards to their vintage products. If so desired, you could contact them directly via their archive department for additional information.

    I have used this contact at Longines in the past for some of my vintage Longine questions:

    [email protected]
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    Wow thanks for the great, and quick, feedback. I have updated my profile now to show that I live in the US, Raleigh, NC. I had tried before to get it repaired. I found a store who said that they work with Longines and would send it to them to find out a cost for repairs but then said Longines sent it back and said they do not have the parts anymore to repair this watch.

    I had given up until a friend at work, who has a very large watch collection, told me about this web site and suggested that I post and see if anyone could recommend an individual that repairs watches. I will try contacting the Longines email address that you supplied and see what kind of a response I get from them.

    Thanks again to all who posted; I really appreciate the information and help.

    Lloyd

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    Re: Longines Identification and Repair Person Suggestions

    This guy looks like he'd be worth an email.
    http://www.claudioswatchrepair.com/

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