Hi, this is my first post here. I've inherited this gold Longines from my grandpa mid 80's. He's worn it daily for as long as I can remember. I've been trying to identify its year of manufacture. Tried google-ing around, including browsing www.vintagewatchresources.com with no luck. Can anyone please help me out? It's hand wound, the dial only has the Longines logo plus the inscription "-T SWISS MADE T-" at 6 o'clock. No engraving on the back case.
It's in working condition but it naturally has some scratches, plus the hour markers and hands lost their shine. I'd like to have it professionally cleaned up, and the hands re-plated if possible. How much overhaul would you recommend I do on it and do you know a reputable repairman you'd recommend please? I live in the San Francisco area in California.
Thank you much!