I recently decided to add a few pocket watches to my collection so I found a nice Patek and this Longines is the second of my additions. It has good provenance and the seller said his grandfather purchased it in Geneva on his honeymoon. I sent an inquiry to Longines and should get verification if that is correct. It also came with the original jeweler's box, a cool little suede holder and a service receipt from 2009.
Unfortunately, the watch appears to have some issues according to my novice eye. The first is the 5 and 7 markers appear to have been reattached and are not in the correct position. The next is the hands or at least one of them, do not appear original. I am hoping when I get the info from Longines they will inform me of the type of hands that were on the watch when it was made. According to the watch repair the watch was made C. 1923 and utilizes the 18.95M, 17 jewel extra movement.
The case is in pretty good shape at 44.5mm and is 18k gold. The dial is okay but does have some patina and I think the markers are solid gold.
I am really impressed with the vintage Longines watches I have and believe they are somewhat under appreciated today. It is odd though that all the pocket watches like this one that I looked at online, the 5 and 7 on all of them appears a little sloppy and not crisply centered and actually overlaps the subdial at 6:00.
I will take this in for service next week and hope to get the watch back to it's original state assuming I discover what that is. Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.