The Longines Watch Co. had its origins in the mid-1850's when Ernest Francillon took over his uncle Auguste Agassiz' comptoir and sought to modernize and standardize the production of watches. In 1866 Francillon established a watch factory at Les Longines on the Swiss River Suze, and over the years became reknown for high grade chronographs, pilot and dive watches, among others. Here's a 1953 vintage Longines calibre 19AS automatic with flared lugs and original dial: LONGINES (10kGF Automatic) - Signed 34mm 10k gold filled screwback case (L128, #5781) with flared lugs, signed 17 jewel calibre 19AS automatic movement (#90037XX), aged original two-tone silver satin dial with raised gold arrow markers and even-hour arabic numerals, raised gold Longines "wings" logo at 12:00, gold dauphine hands and sweep seconds, dark brown lizard strap. The serial number on the movement places the date of production at 1953. The watch shows wear consistent with this vintage. The signed 10k gold filled screwback case shows wear on the underside of the flared lugs. The signed 17 jewel calibre 19AS automatic movement has apparently recently been serviced, and is running fine and keeping good time. The signed two-tone silver satin dial is original with aging. 1953 VINTAGE LONGINES 10kGF CALIBRE 19AS AUTOMATIC WITH FLARED LUGS AND ORIGINAL DIAL! Sell for $225 plus shipping ($8 US Delivery or $25 International via First Class Mail).
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