Good evening from the US,
Migrated this from the Longines forum.
I recently received this nice jumbo 18kt rose gold Flagship from a fellow forum member. The watch is ca. 1960. They suggested it may be a redial.
They in turn purchased the watch from a reputable WUS seller, so it's nice to keep it amongst enthusiasts.
I didn't hesitate due to the nice condition, knowing that it may have had work done on the case/dial.
I don't know too much about the Flagship series. I know that it's likely a South American model and has the Spanish word "SUIZA" on the dial at 6.
30L is quite clean and winds and sets smoothly. Keeping very good time so far. Caseback has an 18kt hallmark.
Could anyone provide some history on South American market Longines of this era? Does this look like an original dial?
I noticed some asymmetry between the lines and metal markers. As a note, the dial is a nice eggshell black, not brown as the photos might suggest.
I also noticed the case has had the midsection brushed around the edge as well as the outer parts of the lugs.
Unfortunately whoever was brushing the lugs ground a bit off the midsection where it meets the lugs.
Were most gold models fully polished or brushed in the midsection?
Thanks and happy to join the vintage family,