Description

    Longines Very Fine And Rare Large 14K Gold Wrist-Chronograph Circa 1917 For Russian Market
    Case: 14k yellow gold, 3 body, hinge back, pin setting pusher at 1, gold dust cover celebrating Longines "6 Grands Prix", 47 mm, glass crystal
    Dial: white enamel, black Roman numerals, red 12, outer minute track with Arabic 5 minute numerals, 30 minute register at 12, constant seconds at 6, blued steel pomme hands
    Movement: caliber 19.73N, mechanical hand winding, pin setting, bimetallic balance, lever escapement
    Band: green nylon strap
    Signed: Longines, with Extract from the Archives

    Extract Information:
    "Hunter pocket-chronograph in gold 585 (14ct) transformed into a wrist-chronograph. It is fitted with a Longines manually wound mechanical movement, caliber 19.73N and was invoiced on 8 February 1917 to the company Schwob, which was at that time our agent for Russia."

    Notes: The invoiced date just barely predates the Russian Revolution.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Longines Very Fine And Rare Large 14K Gold Wrist-Chronograph Circa 1917 For Russian Market
    Dial: white enamel, black Roman numerals, red 12
    Hands; blued steel pomme hands
    Metal: 14k yellow gold
    Case No: 2829584
    Case Info: 3 body, hinge back
    Case Width: 47 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: caliber 19.73N, mechanical hand winding, pin setting, bimetallic balance, lever escapement
    Band: green nylon strap
    Circa: invoiced February 8, 1917
    Condition: dial is superb, case is excellent with extremely light scuffs, very tight case, dust cover with some very light scudds and scratches, movement is good and runnning with cleaning recommended


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