Spring Fever has me looking...again

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    Spring Fever has me looking...again

    Hello all from a beautiful spring day in Indianapolis. I thought I was done looking for a vintage, but this 1960's vintage on ebay has me looking once more:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    I have always wanted a Longines of this type. Because I have no real working knowledge of what I buy, if someone has the time, I would like some opinions of this watch. I like the style because it somehow says "early 60's" vintage to me. I don't know if the dial is refinished, but it does look very "shiney" in the pics. The movement looks clean in the pics as well, but I have know idea if it is the correct movement or if it is a "franken" movement.

    Lastly, I know we are not to ask for a valuation, but is the asked for price of the watch too much? I am also looking at Rado's that are of the same era. I am a baby boomer that would like to get a watch that exemplifies the late 50's and early 60's. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks for indulging me,
    Chris

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    Re: Spring Fever has me looking...again

    Hi Chris - another member is watching that listing. See post #16 in this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=377137

    There are comments on it also.

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    Re: Spring Fever has me looking...again

    Thank you so much! I looked at this thread, but not close enough. I am not concerned with its "value" as collectable, just as a running reminder of my early childhood.

    Do you think that this watch might be a good watch to have in a collection to just wear and feel its "1962ness"? I don't know exactly what I am trying to say and hope that I don't sound too obtuse.

    At any rate, thank you for replying,
    Chris

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    Re: Spring Fever has me looking...again

    I think I get what you're trying to say. It's a decent example, but look for a Longines Grand Prize or Admiral. They sell for $350 - $500 and are really sweet watches with better applied indices and more of a 60's style. A Seamaster De Ville fits the bill too and can be had for $300 - $600 depending on condition. If you REALLY want to have something that reflects popular design of the era you should look for a crosshair dial. These were around from the mid 50's into the late 60's on a variety of brands. Here's the 1960 Geneve I'm awaiting from a forum member:



    I'm a 60's watch collector and a sucker for those dials.

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