vintage longrene?????

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    vintage longrene?????

    first pic is a vintage longines copy watch????? last pics are of longines quartz movement from previous post any info would be helpful.
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    Re: vintage longrene?????

    Wow... that's really interesting ... to the point of being funny

    The thing is so beat up that it appears to be a 'vintage' really bad forgery. But I suspect even that is faked. ... way too funny!! Thanks for posting
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    Re: vintage longrene?????

    The dial says "Unbreakable Mainspring." I would venture a guess you will never have to fix a broken mainspring.
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    Re: vintage longrene?????

    Don't know about the name (copying Longines, that is), but the movement is evidently a cheapo pin pallet example with redundant jewels scattered all around the place to jack up the jewel count to 25! Interesting, but not terribly valuable.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: vintage longrene?????

    The "Longrene" is not a fake just an old watch that tried to sound like a quality make. I like the jewelling lay out.

    I've seen loads of similar with various takes and alterations on the name Omega as well.

    When you are foraging through a boot sale/flea market they can get you momentarily excited.
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    Re: vintage longrene?????

    ... and I thought it was just another Chinese misspelling
    "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.
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    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 longrene?????

    And I though it was the long dead star of "Bonanza".



    Oh, that was Lorne Greene.

    Sorry,
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