Found this one at a very attractive price and bought it on a whim, knowing it might backfire on me. :D
Two oddities, I did a lot of searching but could find no answer...
1) The case shape I have not seen on a Flagship before.
2) The Flagship logo uses a completely different font from any I've seen.
There's been some speculation from some people I asked that this might be a repainted dial, but have been looking it over with a 10x loupe and if it's a repaint it's certainly a very very well done one. And if it's a very well done one, why would they have put the "wrong" Flagship font on there?
Popped open the back, revealing a L633.1 movement that looks nice and clean. Inside of caseback has the Longines logo + a couple of numbers. The movement has what appears to be a serial # as well.
Worth noting is that there is a company logo and "1978" engraved on the back, leading me to think it was some form of service award.
So I gather this is
a) A pretty common model and I am just an idiot who couldn't find another when searching online
b) A fake / franken of some sort
c) Some less common model that perhaps was sold to those looking to engrave the back for service awards
I have looked and looked and I am really stumped. Anyone here have any ideas? Thanks in advance!