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    Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

    Hi Everyone,I am wondering if anyone could provide any information on this vintage Longines watch? Photos attached.In particular, I'm wondering whether folks may be able to identify the reference # and also whether you think the dial has been replaced or refinished? Thanks for your help!Best,Desmond
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    Re: Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

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    Re: Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

    No reference. The dial has definitely been refinished, and it is not a good one.

    The movement is a caliber 27M, and dates to around 1943.
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    Re: Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

    Thanks for your help! I'm curious - how can you tell the dial has been refinished (and what makes it a bad refinish)? Just trying to learn more about how to identify these things.Best,Desmond

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    Re: Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

    Attached is a photo of the movement as well. Does this add anything to your analysis? Thanks again!
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    Movement photo attached (previous upload may not have worked).
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    Re: Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

    What I meant by "not a good one" is that it is very obvious, at least to seasoned collectors. Superficially it is not so bad.What makes it obvious is the gap around the sub-second track, and around the (outer) second track. These are typical signs of redials. Also, the relative thickness of the LONGINES font, which should be more fine. The crown is a later replacement, as well, as the original would have been more shallow (i.e. not as thick).

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    Interesting! Thank you for this clarification. I've been learning more and more about this for almost 2 years and it seems I'm still not there yet! Where did you learn how to identify these things?

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    Re: Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

    Long experience, though now there are many resources online to improve your analyses and speed up the curve.I tried to edit my above post, but there is a problem with the system over the last few hours. The dial is easily identified as a redial because it is far too clean, as well. No 60-70 year-old dial will ever look that pristine.

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    Re: Wanting to Learn More About this Vintage Longines Watch

    Would this one be a redial too then? https://www.ebay.com/itm/14K-LONGINE...53.m1438.l2649

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