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    Longines Pocket

    If there is any Longines folks out there I have a question. Did they produce any pieces without their name on the face? Found one yesterday serial no. 1415581 in a Crescent case, only marked on movmt.

    Runs fine $40..not being a pocket watch guy I needed a running one for Cowboy Action Shooting.

    How can I tell what jewel count is?

    Thanks in advance - I'll fire up the iphone and add pics later

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    Re: Longines Pocket

    For the fun of it, we have shot arrows at an old alarm clock in our archery club until it stopped running. If you want to make sure to have a genuine Longines pocket watch with a certain number of jewels for a Cowboy action shooting, I must have largely underestimated the importance of such Cowboy shooting events in the past.

    Just out of curiosity: What was your first post before this one?
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    My first post was showing off my tag heuer F1..

    i tried to post pics of my new PW but it wont let me..even though I've been a member for six years. Guess I have to say "hi" to a few people and post how nice thier timepiece is.

    Funny, it let me post a pic 6 years ago. Putting arrows thru an alarm clock..now thats funny! Just like me..'killing time'.

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    Re: Longines Pocket

    Longines exported a lot of movements to USA and they were then cased by high end stores.

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    Thanks, that may explain the lack of face markings

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    Re: Longines Pocket

    One needs to take a close look at the case screws and then one can see if the movement has been in the same case from the start. If one finds marks after screw heads round the rim in the wrong place then you know it not original.

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    Re: Longines Pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by XLIV View Post
    If there is any Longines folks out there I have a question. Did they produce any pieces without their name on the face? Found one yesterday serial no. 1415581 in a Crescent case, only marked on movmt.
    That is very common. I have a similar piece in a Crescent pocketwatch case, that was converted to wristwatch use.

    Same 1904 year:







    These movements are generally 15 jewels, but Longines should be able to give you that information from your photos. They didn't always put that information on the private label watches.

    https://account.longines.com/en/cont...%20certificate

    The dating of the case to 1904 has to be pretty close, as the Crescent company was sold to Keystone Watch Case Co. around that time and stopped making silver watch cases soon thereafter.

    FWIW, when I sent the above pictures to Longines, they told me that the movement was originally sold in Switzerland in a Swiss silver case. They had no clue as to how it made it over to the US in an American made silver case.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Longines Pocket

    We tightened up the rules a little for various reasons recently so you now have to have ca. 5 posts until you can post a picture.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Thanks Harmut.. Those kind of rules I respect. I appreciate your response.

    much obliged guys, didnt know Longines customer service was willing. I will drop them an email.
    Happy shooting
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