An absolute mess when found
An absolute beauty when restored...
This watch was on deaths doorstep when found. Everything inside was rusted, balance broken, case rusted... More rust than watch...
Patience, cleaning, more patience, and about three months of very hard effort transformed this lost cause into a fully operational stunner. It's an early Longines in regards to wristwatches: a very simple ladies movement with a porcelain military dial and some skeleton radium hands. Did we mention the patinaed gun metal case that adorns this old reliable? Yes, its got a very unique look over all and although this little watch runs a little fast or slow by a few minutes its just the pleasure of taking this centarian for a spin that is one of a kind.
I absolutely love this watch... Its a good wear on the wrist, brings up a lot of conversation, and that bright white dial matched with its dark case really gives this one a unique feel.
1916-1919 Longines Trench Watch
Diameter: 1 and 1/4 inch
Case: Fahys Watch Case Co Sterling Silver Case
Production Run: Unknown
Condition: All orginal
Hands: Luminescant Spade Style
Movement: Nickel Finish
Wire Lug Width for Strap: 16mm