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    Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    I am currently looking to purchase this Vintage Longines Chronograph. I am looking for advice on if the watch dial looks original. Thank you!
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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    The subdials look suspicious... I am not certain though. Dial aside, it would be good to see the movement.
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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    It's strange how the sub dials and inner ring are so crisp but the outer ring is faded.
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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    In my opinion a redial, and not a great one
    Subdial marker train poor marking, LONGINES re worked, SWISS re-done
    I suspect the tachymeter scale being to difficult to rework is original and hnce so faded
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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    Hi there,

    sorry, can't notice anything wrong on the dial. The tachymeter scale had an other color than black (probably red), and almost all inks fade or discolor faster than black.

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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi there,

    sorry, can't notice anything wrong on the dial. The tachymeter scale had an other color than black (probably red), and almost all inks fade or discolor faster than black.

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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    The flexi bracelet is always a good pre-sign!

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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    I'm wondering if the issues with the dial printing have to do with the crystal needing a good polishing? Very difficult for a redialler to get the guilloche in the subdials and the printing right out to the edge like that.

    The hands (particularly the chrono seconds hand) don't look right to me.
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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    Dial seems good to me, NOT a redial, and the case is probably 14k or 18k.
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    Re: Vintage Longines Chronograph Dial Originality Question

    The dial looks OK to me. I don't see the issues with the sub-dials. And if it were a re-dial-why leave the tachymeter ring so faded and pale?.

    As for the 'LONGINES'. I would imagine this watch is older then the 50s and the logos did look like this on some 30s Longines. It seems crisp enough o me. However-redialers may be getting more and more clever so I suppose the best one can do if it isn't a clear-cut case of yes or no is to solicit as many opinions as one can and judge from that. Some watches are just easier to spot as redials then others.

    If I was totally in 'lust' with this particular watch and the price was right I'd be inclined to go for it without considering the dial a major issue. good luck
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