Record by Longines

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    stuffler,mike
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    Record by Longines

    Out of my collection.....



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    Re: Record by Longines

    Not my favourite case style., but Congrats to the interesting watch!

    But as someone, who really appreciates Longines (only owning two, though), I would be very interested in some information about the movement of your Record.

    Cheers,

    Axel

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    stuffler,mike
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    Re: Record by Longines

    Hi Axel

    The watch is equipped with a Record caliber 1955-2, auto, 17 jewels, quick date setting via pushing the crown. Rotor engraved in gold "Record Watch", case no. 504136. Got it unworn (NOS) some years ago at Henrys (a german auchtion house / Mutterstadt) with original price tag "Record - un produit du groupe Longines" with the case no. stamped on the back.

    The 1955-2 is supposed to be the Longines 505, the 1958-2 became the Longines 507 (according to Ranfft database). Nevertheless I saw similar movements made by FB (Förster).

    Pic of a similar tag:

    Last edited by stuffler,mike; June 23rd, 2007 at 22:41.

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    Re: Record by Longines

    Thanks for the quick respond Mike.
    I personally like the Foerster movements. I have two in my collection. one old 2075 and a newer 70's 223 with digital time indication:





    Cheers,

    Axel

    Edit: seems you edited your post. I have a 505 in my beloved Admiral. For sure not a highlight of mechanical movements, but robust and without any weakness to my knowledge. Will post a pic tomorrow!

    Edit2: here are the pics of the 505:

    Last edited by Axel66; June 24th, 2007 at 19:30. Reason: Additional pics

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    Re: Record by Longines

    Hi Mike,

    the Longines 501 line was a Record developement, and I simply don't know
    the designations of the Record line, because I saw only the 1958-2,
    equivalent to the Longines 507. So the other are still missing in my archive.

    As "-2" will designate the redesign with quickset date, your Record 1955-2
    will be the the same as the Longines 505, with quickset by pushing the
    crown though.

    I suspect that the Longines 501 and 503 (without quickset feature) have
    their equivalents Record 1955 and 1958, but I'm not sure, as I can't find
    them in any directory.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Record by Longines

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Mike,

    the Longines 501 line was a Record developement, and I simply don't know
    the designations of the Record line, because I saw only the 1958-2,
    equivalent to the Longines 507. So the other are still missing in my archive.

    As "-2" will designate the redesign with quickset date, your Record 1955-2
    will be the the same as the Longines 505, with quickset by pushing the
    crown though.

    I suspect that the Longines 501 and 503 (without quickset feature) have
    their equivalents Record 1955 and 1958, but I'm not sure, as I can't find
    them in any directory.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Thanks Roland for your comments, really appreciated. I´ll take some shots of the 1955-2 next weekend and you may download them

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    Re: Record by Longines

    Hi Mike,

    thanks, but there is no need to hurry. Knowing the designation of the
    Record equivalent of the Longines 505 is enough to include it in the archive,
    because it looks like the 1958-2 from the back side.

    Moreover I found in the Boley data base that in fact the equvalents to the
    predecessors without quickset, Longines 501 and 503, are the Record 1955
    and 1958 respectively. So I have enough informations and pics to include all
    in the archive, and thus give collectors assistence for their identification.

    Another probably interesting fact: After introducing the quickset redesign,
    old cases without recess for pushing the crown continued to be used.
    Such watches have no quickset date, and after Flume, the stems of the old
    movements can replace the new stems.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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