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    Need info on "Longines".

    Need info on "Longines" cal,so any help is appreciated.It should be WWII era wrist watch.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Need info on "Longines".

    Send the serial number to Longines; they'll tell you exactly what cal it was, when it was sold, and to whom.
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    Re: Need info on "Longines".

    The movement looks like something from the Longines Cal. 23 series:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Longines_23Z

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    Re: Need info on "Longines".

    Do a look up on the longines serial numbers will certainly give you the date, but not the cal.
    A list can be found at
    http://thewatchguy.homestead.com/pag...NESSERIAL.html

    It doesn't appear to be like my 23Z which has twin screws on the wheel near the winder as opposed to a central one. I note some of the 22 series have one central screw.

    Hope you find out.

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    Re: Need info on "Longines".

    That's a 12.68Z, but the regulator looks a little different than normal. Longines used either a flat balance spring or a Breguet overcoil, so maybe the regulators were different depending on which hairspring was employed (just a guess though). This caliber was introduced in 1929 and was used for nearly 2 decades. The 12.68Z is a miniature version of the 18.68Z, and replaced a few different movements in Longines' arsenal in an attempt to streamline production.

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    Re: Need info on "Longines".

    Here are pictures of the 12.68Z (not in my custody any more) and 12.68.ZS (still with me). I think I have seen some of the Longines watches with that regulator as well and it also seem to be a 15 Jewels version, so it is earlier than mine. To get approximate year of birth just punch the serial number in here http://www.vintagewatchresources.com...identifier.php and you will get approximate year of movement production.
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    Re: Need info on "Longines".

    Thanks guys.:thanks

    Its marked "D" on the case back,so it should be mil issue watch.I have couple of movements with that kind of shock protection,mostly fliegers from 1930s.
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    Re: Need info on "Longines".

    Share my longines 12.68z

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    Pretty much the same watch

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