Scored 2 nice Longines today, with an option on a 3rd. The seller has the other at his house and didn't think to bring it with him. That's okay because I didn't have the cash anyway! Hope you guys will excuse the fingerprints and poor lighting.
The first is a 14K 1946 caliber 23M reference 5508 in fantastic shape.
The second is an early to mid 60's Admiral, probably a caliber 34x. It's a front loading case so I'm not going to attempt prying the bezel off.
Both dials are in excellent shape. Even under magnification there weren't many flaws and practically no patina. I needed both calibers for my collection, and I didn't have an Admiral 1200 series case. I'll be checking out a really cool caliber 19A with a quadrant dial from the same guy the next time we meet.
Oh, and he also wants to show me a couple special Omegas (killer, and I mean killer models!) and a JLC Memovox. This guy must have been sent by the Watch Gods for something I did right. Don't know what it was, but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth.
And naturally I'll leave you with the wrist shots:
For Gatorcpa: E, if you see this I owe you a beer. If we didn't have that discussion on those cases a while back I would not have thought Longines offered them so early. Thanks!