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    Longines, Rare Czech WWII Military Pilot's Watch, Never Commissioned, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Ref. 3582, Circa 1938
    Case: 40x52 mm, stainless steel, three body, tonneau, with bi-directional reeded bezel incorporating luminous arrow, fixed lug bars, and snap back, No. 20067/101
    Dial: matte black, with outer "railroad track" minute track, luminous Arabic numerals, and sub seconds dial; skeletonized spade hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, and steel baton seconds hand
    Movement: Longines caliber 15.94 manual wind, 15 jewels, Swiss lever, with gilt finish, No. 5663899
    Band: leather NATO-style strap
    Signed: Longines on dial and movement

    This rare timepiece was produced for the Czech military prior to the German occupation, and was never commissioned. It is accompanied by a Longines Extract from the Archives confirming its reference number, movement caliber, and December, 1938, invoice to the Kohn Company, which was Longines' agent in Prague.


    Condition Report*: Type: Longines, Rare Czech WWII Military Pilot's Watch, Never Commissioned, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Ref. 3582, Circa 1938
    Signed: Longines on dial and movement
    Model: Czech Military Pilot's Watch, Ref. 3582
    Dial: matte black, with outer "railroad track" minute track, luminous Arabic numerals, and sub seconds dial
    Hands: skeletonized spade hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, and steel baton seconds hand
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #20067/101
    Case Info: three body, tonneau, with bi-directional reeded bezel incorporating luminous arrow, fixed lug bars, and snap back
    Case Length: 52 mm lug to lug
    Case Width: 40 mm across
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: Longines caliber 15.94 manual wind, 15 jewels, Swiss lever, with gilt finish, No. 5663899
    Band: leather NATO-style strap
    Circa: 1938
    Condition: Very good, well-preserved condition overall. Dial shows light, even patina, and both dial and hands retain their luminous paint. Case shows sharp details, crisp functional bi-directional bezel, and surface scratches consistent with age. Running, but service is recommended.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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