A nice Longines from the 20's , an excellent refurbishment...
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    A nice Longines from the 20's , an excellent refurbishment...

    When I discovered this watch the general conditions were so and so but , between the rust of the case/movement and the damaged plexi , I felt that it was a good choice to buy it.
    Anyway as soon as I received it I went to my friend Renato ( my watchmaker) in order to understand the problems and the feasibility of the job.
    Better than words let's talk the images showing from the arrival of the watch up to the end , an example of the art of watchmaking.........
    Few words more about the watch , the serial number of 4,5 millions dating it between 1925 and 1927 , the movement is the 13.34 first version issued in 1910 (the "savonnette" version of 13.33Z) , 13 lines , separated bridges , 18.000 c/H , adjusted on 3 position , rhodium plated , silver case and dial , radium index and "squelette" hands........please enjoy

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    Re: A nice Longines from the 20's , an excellent refurbishment...

    Looks great, and since that dial is silver, you may consider cleaning the dial with some light washing. I have taken dials like that and lightly rubbed with my finger and a little tooth paste and water, and they come up like new. This method only works on silver or silver plated dials, but I would think it would work on yours. Test a small area like around the edge. It would be interesting to see what happens to the burn marks from the hands.. maybe they would come out.

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    Re: A nice Longines from the 20's , an excellent refurbishment...

    Personally I love that watch as it is

    Cleaning is always a risk, and in my opinion (unless an enamel dial) only ever a last resort.

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    Re: A nice Longines from the 20's , an excellent refurbishment...

    Love the look of this watch, great looking dial.

    To me, the thought of rubbing a vintage painted silver dial which is complete with possibly radium painted
    numbers with your finger and mild abrasive (toothpaste), well it gives me the heebyjeebies sa'll.

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    Re: A nice Longines from the 20's , an excellent refurbishment...

    No need to clean, imho ... I like the watch this way very much. Excellent find!

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    Re: A nice Longines from the 20's , an excellent refurbishment...

    Nice looking watch, case is a nice style, dial is nice with the patina. Great job !

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