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    Presidential watch

    Recently got his nice little Longines model President Fillmore 1949/50 for those evening functions - suits my small wrist and is perfect for that small dinner party. ( I have one tonight).


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    Re: Presidential watch

    I don't think the folks at Longines would have named the watch after Millard Fillmore if they knew more about him

    Beautiful lugs and dial on that example. Do you know which movement it has?
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    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: Presidential watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I don't think the folks at Longines would have named the watch after Millard Fillmore if they knew more about him

    Beautiful lugs and dial on that example. Do you know which movement it has?
    Just because he came from Buffalo is no reason to slag poor old Millard.
    Nice watch though.

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    Re: Presidential watch

    too bad it wasn't named for the old Filmore West in San Francisco. :)

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    Re: Presidential watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I don't think the folks at Longines would have named the watch after Millard Fillmore if they knew more about him

    Beautiful lugs and dial on that example. Do you know which movement it has?
    The movement is a Longines Cal 23Z 17 jewel in solid gold casings with a serial number dating it to 1949. The watch model itself was shown in the Longines Advertising and Merchandising Plan Fall/Winter 1950 Red Binder.

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    Re: Presidential watch

    Gorgeous, beautiful graceful arcing curves!

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    Re: Presidential watch

    Very elegant. A real gentleman's watch.

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    Re: Presidential watch

    Nice with a touch of class~Cheers!

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