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    Menís Longines Mechanical Watch, Movement ID?

    I started my morning early and hit numerous sales without a single good buy until I was ready to aim the car homeward bound. My last stop looked promising and after speaking with the guy running it, I was given a handful of watches with this being 1 of three he handed me. Do any of the in house watch guys have any idea about the movement. Is it run of the mill or something decent?

    Iím familiar with the name but thatís about it. The watch displays no caliber on the movement so Iím not sure if an actual model can be established. The serial number puts it around 1943 but the movement isnít working. It will manually (when pushed on the train) so I think itís just really gummy.

    Iíll give it a cleaning and see if I canít get it running again. In spite of the heavy signs of wear, I think it will look really good once finished.
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    I think longines of that era are identified by the calibre size they are. I would think it's a fairly common 15 jewel manual wind sup second movement used in a few models of the time. The movement in this one looks similar. https://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/34...s-wrist-watch/ It's a great find imo, as I really admire Longines watches.

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    Very nice find, congrats!

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    Menís Longines Mechanical Watch, Movement ID?

    Tam nailed it. Looks like a 1940ís version of the Longines cal 12.68Z 17j movement.
    Last edited by JimDon; Mar 15, 2019 at 01:27 PM.
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    Wow, thanks for the ID. I’ve been busy and haven’t had time to check back often. Hopefully I’ll have it running soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDon View Post
    Tam nailed it. Looks like a 1940’s version of the Longines cal 12.68Z 17j movement.
    I was thinking it's a 15 jewel, due to no jeweled bearing for the center gear.

 

 

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