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    Vintage Longines ID

    I posted this over on the Longines forum, but I'm not sure how well traveled that forum is, especially in terms of vintage pieces.

    I’ve been looking to replace my Intra-matic with something more interesting. I like the Montblanc Heritage Ultra Slim, but there are some vintage pieces that look great as well. I ran across this Longines with a repainted dial that looks great, and is a nice 37mm size, but I don’t know much else about it. It runs a 2687 caliber movement supposedly, no photos though. Anybody have any info on the model name or a reasonable value? The price they have it listed at seems high, it's one of those online boutique type stores that sell vintage watches at sometimes insane prices (ala Hodinkee), and since I don't know the model I can't easily comparison shop it or find sales history.

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    Are you sure that that's not a case number?
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    That's possible. I can't find any evidence that 2687 is either a Longines case number or caliber, that's just what they said in their listing. It's entirely possible it doesn't mean anything, I'm not sure where they got it and they don't have movement photos.

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    Are you sure that that's not a case number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    Are you sure that that's not a case number?
    Movement is probably a 10L or 12L or some such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atdegs View Post
    That's possible. I can't find any evidence that 2687 is either a Longines case number or caliber, that's just what they said in their listing. It's entirely possible it doesn't mean anything, I'm not sure where they got it and they don't have movement photos.
    The reason I ask is that Omega has a case number 2687.
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    Re: Vintage Longines ID

    As far as I can tell, that number is jetsam that should be ignored, but I thought I'd mention it as it's about the only identifying piece of information they provide besides the 37mm case diameter and 18mm lug width.

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    The reason I ask is that Omega has a case number 2687.

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    As mentioned in the eBay listing, it is a re-dial. Not terrible, but still ... The most noticeable thing to me is the awkward meeting of the sub-dial and large circle near 6 o'clock.
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    Re: Vintage Longines ID

    I agree. It's not a deal breaker for me if the price reflects it, but I've got no clue if that's the case. I'm iffy on vintage watches in general, but my experience is with other brands. I've got no bearings on Longines vintage, and they seem to be all over the place, and none of them seem to have associated model numbers that anybody ever mentions. It's all just 40s, 50s, 60s Longines.

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    As mentioned in the eBay listing, it is a re-dial. Not terrible, but still ... The most noticeable thing to me is the awkward meeting of the sub-dial and large circle near 6 o'clock.

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    The price definitely does not reflect the fact that this is a re-dial. As a rough rule of thumb, I would generally cut the price in half for a redial, compared to an original dial in excellent condition. And the asking price for this watch would be astronomical even if it were original. I'm not so aware of Longines prices, but my general sense is that they are certainly not more expensive than similar Omega models, with which I'm more familiar. You could get an amazing Omega jumbo 30T2 for less than this asking price. In fact, you might even get a chronometer grade 30T2Rg.
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    Re: Vintage Longines ID

    Thanks, Dan. Comparing it to Omega prices was helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    The price definitely does not reflect the fact that this is a re-dial. As a rough rule of thumb, I would generally cut the price in half for a redial, compared to an original dial in excellent condition. And the asking price for this watch would be astronomical even if it were original. I'm not so aware of Longines prices, but my general sense is that they are certainly not more expensive than similar Omega models, with which I'm more familiar. You could get an amazing Omega jumbo 30T2 for less than this asking price. In fact, you might even get a chronometer grade 30T2Rg.

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