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Longines Hour Glass 10k Gold Filled Vintage Art Deco Gents Watch 1953 For Sale
Longines 10 carat gold filled gentlemans' classic Art Deco watch dating to 1953. The hour glass casepresents very wellindeed as does the quad two tone dial.Freshly oiled and adjusted, themovement is running strongly and keeping time. A new strap has just been fitted and a new correct faceted crystal has recently beenfitted, so this great watch is ready to wear. Triple signed, on the dial, case and movement, as with all of my watches, authenticity is backed by a full money refund guarantee.
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I have been collecting vintage watches for over twenty five years and selling them as an enjoyable lifestyle occupation since 2003. I have consistently received excellent response and many repeat buyers. Customer satisfaction is very important to me so if you do have any problems please get in touch. I will always do my best to help. I often assist customers who ask for my help several years after they have purchased a watch from me; so once you have bought a watch, you will remain an important customer. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions.
restoration back to as it looked when new, signed"Longines" and bearing the famous winged emblem. Finished in two tone satin silver, gold colouredbatons and Arabicnumerals mark the hours.A recessed subsidiary seconds dial is located just above 6 o'clock. The hands are in very good shape and the recently replaced faceted crystalis clean and clear with light scratches.
Case: 10 carat gold filled, in very good condition, measuring approximately41 mm from lug to lug and25 mm across at the widest point but excluding the crown. Looking inside the cover, it is signed Longines and hallmarked as 10 carat gold filled. The caseshows the expected signs of use over the years but no signs of abuse, dents, significant scratches or obvious signs of wear. There is a personal engraving on the rear cover.
Movement: Longines cal.9LT manual movement with 17 jewels set in solid gold casings;just professionally oiled and adjusted, running well and keeping time. The movement serial number 8995623, dates the watch to 1953.
Strap: fitted with anew genuineleatherstrap which attached to the watch measures approximately 210 mm from buckle tip to last hole.
I will send this watch to anywhere in the world carefully packed. Overseas buyers should bear in mind that import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or P&P charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. You are advised to check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding.
Longinesis one of the few 19th century companies still producing watches today. The foundersstarted upin 1833 and the Longines trademark was first used in 1866. Longines was the first watchmaker to have been classified at one or other of the four government observatories and the company won many awards for the accuracy oftheir watches.By 1950, Longines watches had won ten Grand Prizes and twenty eight Gold Medal Awards at World's Fair and International Expositions, each won in competition with the word's leading watchmakers. Longines timepieces were used to time the majority of world's records in major sporting events. Practically all of the great pioneer flights were navigated with Longines watches, including the famous Lindbergh flight in 1927. TheLindbergh aviation watch produced in 1933was based on Lindbergh's own design. Today Longines watches are still highly sought after as elegant, reliable and accurate high end timepieces.
POSTAGE AND PAYMENT DETAILS 3//2013
Postage within the United Kingdom.
The charge will be £7.95by Royal Mail Special Delivery which will insure your watch against loss or damage in transit. It also guarantees next day delivery.
Postage Overseas. The charge for watches sold for £500 or less will be13.95 GBP by Royal Mail International Signed For. This provides a maximum insurance value of up to 500 GBP subject to Royal Mail conditions.
If you are purchasing an item at a price above £500 and pay using Paypal I must observe their rules by sending the watch by courier if Royal Mail do not provide a full tracking and signed for service for parcels sent to your country. In order to receive Paypal’s protection service, for which I pay a fee, they require me to send the watch to you with full on line tracking and a signature on delivery. The cost of using the courier service is 45-£50 GBP to most countries but I will shoulder part of the cost and charge you just 29.95 GBP. If you wish me to send the watch to by Royal Mail International Signed For at a cost of 13.95 GBP and you accept that insurance will be limited to 500 GBP I can, at your request do so, if you pay by direct bank to bank transfer.
ALL PACKAGES SENT TO ITALY WILL BE SENT BY COURIER SERVICE IF YOU PAY USING PAYPAL. A causa di problemi con il servizio postale italiano dobbiamo invii in Italia tramite corriere, completamente monitorati per un costo di 29.95 sterline, se si utilizza Paypal. Ciò è necessario per conformarsi con la politica di Paypal. Siamo in grado di inviare per la consegna da Royal Mail Firmato Per al costo di GBP 13.95, assicurati fino a 500GBP se pagare con bonifico bancario e di accettare il rischio di perdere l'oggetto. In caso di perdita faremo un credito di assicurazione e di effettuare il pagamento sul successo di regolamento del credito.
All buyers may pay using Paypal or bank to bank transfer.
UK buyers: You may also pay over the counter at any Nationwide branch at no extra charge. The money will reach our account immediately. Please ask for the account details.
Overseas buyers: At my discretion I will accept other forms of payment but accept STERLING only. Please contact me if you wish to do this before the sale ends.
Terms of Sale
I pack my watches very well to avoid damage but very occasionally a problem may occur due to rough treatment in transit or the use of scanning equipment by Customs or the postal services which can magnetise the watch mechanism. I warrant that the watch you purchase will, when you receive it, be as described in the listing. If there is a problem when you receive your purchase I provide a no quibble full refund option, including postage. Alternatively I will undertake any repairs that are necessary if the watch is damaged or if in any other way differs significantly from the description. If I have not stated that the watch has been serviced, you may wish to have this work done, particularly if you intend to wear the watch on a daily basis. On request, I can provide you with details of independent watchmakers to whom you can send your watch for servicing.
I provide comprehensive details of my watches, including very clear photographs taken with a high resolution macro lens which shows detail not visible to the naked eye.I also invite you to ask questions if there is anything else you need to know. If you are buying at sale we cannot provide a refund if you decide your watch is too small or you do not like it for some other reason. Please take care to consider the dimensions of the watch case as if it is a gentlemans’ Art Deco rectangular vintage watch, they were made significantly smaller than contemporary watches.
You are buying a used watch so there will be signs of use. Please do not expect quartz accuracy from a vintage watch. In the 1940’s/1950’s the accepted timekeeping tolerance for a new 17 jewel manual watch was within three minutes a day. All of my watches are professionally inspected and tested before sale and if they are not running smoothly and keeping reasonable time I have them serviced and/ or have any other work undertaken that is needed to ensure the watch is in running condition. However please bear in mind that a fault can develop unexpectedly at any time as with any used item so I am unable to provide any on-going warranty. Please also note that I provide no guarantee that my watches are waterproof. I would always strongly recommend keeping any vintage well away from moisture.
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