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    Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    Hi all,

    Without opening the case, can anyone help me with identifying this Longines watch?

    I know that it is:

    1. Manual wind
    2. 35mm (excluding crown), 43mm lug-to-lug
    3. Secondhand sub dial

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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    You must open it to see what's inside as I feel there is something off with this watch. Markers don't match up, dots are misplaced and the numbers look crude. I'm not to sure about the crown and does it have the Longines name or logo on it? Have you got a picture of the back?
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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    The dial problems might be an artifact of the digital photography. But I noticed the same things... Might be a redial.
    "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!

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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    If it is a redial, is it still worth buying?

    At 120 USD

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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    If it's a Longines inside and you like it then sure.

    It could be all fake though.

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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    Definite redial to me.
    Over-flooding of paint up the sides of the indices is a giveaway. Worth the price to me, as long as the movement is Longines.

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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    Hi guys,

    Mystery solved.

    It's a Longines 22a.

    I believe it's a redial. Crown is not original too.

    But the movement inside is lovely.

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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by carddard View Post
    Hi guys,

    Mystery solved.

    It's a Longines 22a.

    I believe it's a redial. Crown is not original too.

    But the movement inside is lovely.

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    Not a manual wind then?
    Vintage Chronographs and Divers are my thing.

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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    THe rotor is kinda chewed up. Can't see too much damage on the movement itself, but what there is suggests corrosion (which may be why the dial was redone). I wouldn't buy it unless there was a return option, and I'd get a watchmaker to tear it down first thing to make sure there isn't' worse damage to parts you can't see.
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    Re: Vintage Blue Longines - Need Help!

    The movement is from 1950 but I believe it's not for this case as the case is older as it has a number on one of it's lugs and going after my own Longines watches they stopped putting the number on the lugs 1948. I could be wrong here though but I would buy it.

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