Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

Thread: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Member pacifichrono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Diego
    Posts
    3,463

    Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    I was fortunate to pick up this beautifully restored 1939 Longines in a 44mm long solid 14K gold case and two-tone butler silver dial with 18K raised numerals. It's equipped with a 9L 17 jewel movement. I had to send it back for a quick repair and hope to get it in my light tent soon.







    Regards from Sunny San Diego..........Tom
    ____________________________________________________
    "There are two kinds of people in this world, my friend, those with loaded
    guns and those who dig!"................Blondie to Tuco in TGTB&TU (1966)


  2. #2
    Member Ray MacDonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Almonte ON Canada
    Posts
    23,771

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    Looks beautiful Tom. Thanks for posting.

    There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. ~ Victor Hugo

  3. #3
    Member Eeeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Great Lakes - USofA
    Posts
    18,140

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    Wonderful condition! And the movement looks good enough to be an American of this period!!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    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!

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member pacifichrono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Diego
    Posts
    3,463

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    Thanks, guys. How can you go wrong with a solid gold Longines?
    Regards from Sunny San Diego..........Tom
    ____________________________________________________
    "There are two kinds of people in this world, my friend, those with loaded
    guns and those who dig!"................Blondie to Tuco in TGTB&TU (1966)


  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Sunny Cairns, Australia
    Posts
    141

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    What is realy good is there is no engraving on the case, many of my gold case watches have something scrawled on them, yours is perfect.

  7. #6
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    Thanks, guys. How can you go wrong with a solid gold Longines?
    Indeed. I haven't got any Longines yet - they never go cheaply enough for me - but that is a beauty. Well bought.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  8. #7
    Member JohnF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Oberstedten, Germany
    Posts
    9,650

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    Hi -

    Lovely!

    I just got a Gruen that is definitely from 1939.

    How can I tell? Because it was a prize from Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer for the Wisconsin State Bowling Championship of that year, awarded to a certain B. Barkow. I've contacted the Wisconsin State Bowling Association to find out more about the championship and the extremely elusive B. Barkow...

    The seller's pictures were so bad that I won't inflict them on you here. But I won't have time until next Friday to take pictures...I'm posting from work right now.

    JohnF
    コスト下げ やる気も一緒に 下げられる


  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NASHVILLE
    Posts
    809

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    I've got a nice Timex want to make a trade? Thats a very nice looking watch and like you said .750 + Longines= is a great catch hope it wears well. Regards Steve

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    147

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    Hi Tom, the Longines is a real beauty and solid 18ct to boot When you say you sent it back for repair, is that to a local guy or Longines themselves ? Fortunately Longines are one of the most helpful watch companies i have dealt with on the after service front. Nothing seems to much trouble for them even when i've nagged them for information only (ie no money in it for them) A while back i sent them this rare 18ct ultrathin quartz watch, crystal missing, case marked, dial badly damaged, movement not working, basically a basket case Here are the before and after pics

    Before



    After refurb


  11. #10
    Member pacifichrono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Diego
    Posts
    3,463

    Re: Snagged one of my 'grail' watches...

    Quote Originally Posted by gjlelec View Post
    Hi Tom, the Longines is a real beauty and solid 18ct to boot When you say you sent it back for repair, is that to a local guy or Longines themselves ? Fortunately Longines are one of the most helpful watch companies i have dealt with on the after service front. Nothing seems to much trouble for them even when i've nagged them for information only (ie no money in it for them) A while back i sent them this rare 18ct ultrathin quartz watch, crystal missing, case marked, dial badly damaged, movement not working, basically a basket case Here are the before and after pics

    Before



    After refurb

    Wow! I LOVE the look of that Longines. Do you have any "edge" photos of it?
    Regards from Sunny San Diego..........Tom
    ____________________________________________________
    "There are two kinds of people in this world, my friend, those with loaded
    guns and those who dig!"................Blondie to Tuco in TGTB&TU (1966)


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •