Rare Turn of the Century Longines Housed in this Beautiful Sterling Silver Case
Little known fact: the Swiss watch industry began life selling knock-offs of English designs. By the time Longines manufactured this hunting case pocket watch, the Swiss had surpassed English watchmakers’ ability to create robust, reliable movements with fine tolerances.
This c.1897 pocket watch showcases Longines’s world beating technical and manufacturing skills.
Not to mention artistic flair. The combination of heavily inked Roman numerals and elegant Arabic indices – separated by a rare railroad track rehaut – is particularly striking. The beautifully preserved Breguet hands complete a watch that’s as bold as it is beautiful.
But wait! There’s more! Rarely do we come across a pocket watch case that’s as well-preserved: unmarked, unblemished and silky smooth. Holding the body-warmed Longines in the palm of your hand, listening to it count the seconds of your life, is a privilege limited to the very few. A sterling investment by any standard.
All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, and adjusted for accuracy. Full one year warranty.
Manufacturer: Longines, Switzerland
Manufacture Date: 1897
Case: Sterling Silver
Dial: Single Sunk Porcelain