1974 Longines Admiral HF New-Old-Stock

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This beautiful Longines may serve a perfect illustration of how a true New-Old-Stock should look like: the case had never been scratched and polished, the caseback has never been opened - we opened it for the first time to inspect the watch and do photography and, believe us, it was sort of a challenge after 45 years. The dial and movement are also completely untouched - you can see no traces of watchmakers: all screws are new and perfect.

But it's not only the condition which makes this watch really nice. It is notable for a rare and charming blue sunburst dial and a very nice high-beat movement. Don't miss your chance to own a new old watch for a reasonable amount of money!

Untouched New-Old-Stock condition. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 2-body case with screw-down case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing. 
  • Like new condition, completely untouched.
  • 34 mm (without crown) / 40 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel signed crown
  • Original crystal

    Movement:

    • Precise hi-beat movement with sweep seconds
    • Cal. 6492 signed "Longines"
    • Rhodium plated, 17 jewels, 28800 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, Kif anti-shock protection.
    • Excellent like-new condition. Never serviced. Showing the strong results on a timegrapher: 260 deg. of amplitude, 0 ms of beat error, +6 seconds a day. Service is recommended at buyer's expense.

    Dial:

    • Untouched original soleil dial in excellent condition. Showing basically no traces of aging.
    • Signed "Longines" at 12 o'clock. Signed "Admiral HF" and "T Swiss Made T" at 6 o'clock. Raised silver hour markers with tritium lume.
    • Original luminous (radium) steel hours and minutes hands showing minor aging.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with a gener calfskin strap + original Longines buckle
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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