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

$900.00Price
  • Year: 1916-1919

    Jewels: 15

    Size: 0/S

    Diameter: 1 and 1/4 inch

    Case: Fahys Watch Case Co Sterling Silver Case

    Production Run: Unknown

    Style: Military

    Dial: Porcelain

    Numbers: Arabic 

    Condition: All orginal

    Diameter: 30mm

    Hands: Luminescant Spade Style 

    Movement: Nickel Finish

    Wire Lug Width for Strap:  16mm