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    Longines watch??

    Any thoughts/comments on whether this watch is genuine or not?
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    Re: Longines watch??

    Quote Originally Posted by corkscrew View Post
    Any thoughts/comments on whether this watch is genuine or not?
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    It doesn't smell right to me. First, the Longines logo wings were not used on watches from this era. The logo looks very out of place. I can't read the movement serial number very well but it looks to be around 10,000,000. This series of numbers was used from 1956 to 1960, long after this watch would have been made. The case and dial appear to be a 1920s or early 1930s design.
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    Re: Longines watch??

    My thoughts as well - too many anomalies!

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    Re: Longines watch??

    I bet this is from a vendor in the Ukraine...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Longines watch??

    Hi -

    The logo is also an appliqué on porcelain, which would have been extremely frowned upon back when (and perhaps even more so today). That alone cries out "Frankenwatch". While there were also dials with colored logos (rare), something like this? Nope.

    Wouldn't have been contemplated, since a proper appliqué entails either a mounting post or screw through the dial, and you never make unnecessary holes in porcelain, as it increases the number of crack generating areas. Appliqué markers are found on metal dials, where this problem doesn't occur...

    And I do indeed wonder if the vendor is from the Ukraine. Looks like that style...

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    Re: Longines watch??

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I bet this is from a vendor in the Ukraine...
    Not necessarily Eeeb! Watches coming from Ukraine, are looking much better. They make frankens, no doubt, but the ones they sell are in quite good condition...actually too good to be true, and this is their biggest fault, I think. This, however, looks like somebody only stuck a Longines logo to an old dial.

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