|Movement||Longines Automatic Cal 19AS|
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10kt Gold Filled
Ref 2224 -SW
Here we have an interesting vintage Longines with a number of features which are typical of the 1950s case designs and also shares the look of one of Longines most successful lines, the 'Coquest'. You could almost refer to this as a 'Pre Conquest' design.
The dial has a lot of subtle features such as a cross air, alternating hour marker designs, 'T' marks on the minute track and a 'pie pan' shape to the dial. This is completely original and shows some light even patination.
The gold applied hour markers are a diamond shape and with 4 sides these tend to catch the light well and give quite a striking look.
The gold filled 34mm case has a stepped bezel, which holds some long curved lugs. These long lugs tend to give the watch a slightly larger feel on the wrist than the 34mm diameter would suggest.
The case back consists of two parts, the centre part which fits into the case, then a retaining ring which screws down tight, this was likely an idea to improve water resistance but not commonly used.
This watch also uses the same movement as the early 'Conquest' models the 19AS, which is arguably one of Longines finest vintage automatics. This has a replacement gold plated crown and a new black croc grain leather strap with gold plated buckle.
This watch uses the Longines automatic cal 19AS
This has 17 jewels and a 39 hour power reserve.
Frequency of 18,000bph.
This watch is in overall excellent condition with only light wear to the case and light ageing to the dial. The crystal is scratch free. The case back has some very light wear through on the case back (most likely through sweat on the wrist). The movement has been serviced by us and keeps excellent time.
Longines Automatic 10Kt GF Circa 1953
If you are not local to us, we are happy to post your watch to you, fully insured next day delivery at buyers expense (between £8 and £12).
While all care is taken to ensure every watch functions perfectly well, occassionally when worn on the wrist they can behave slightly differently. If any issues occur within the 30 days after purchase we are happy to refund or repair the watch hassle free.