• Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
  • Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
  • Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
  • Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
  • Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
  • Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
  • Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
  • Vintage Longines 817 Swiss 1198 Manual Wind Ladies Watch
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Longines

817 Swiss 1198

S/N 19898203

£279.00
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Our Take

Since 1832, Longines embraces the elegance and reliability of pure Swiss watchmaking tradition. This rare ladies mid 70s piece has been crafted in a gold plated square case with rounded edges and a rope shaped bezel, see pics for condition as it’s worn in places. The case measures 20mm in diameter and 22mm from lug to lug, a rather petite ladies watch. The stainless steel back has some wear, but nothing major, the serial number evident is #19898203. The gold dial is in great shape, it has gold markers and the 12 o’clock is a Roman Numeral. The gold crown is original with the logo. The watch is powered by a manual wind Longines L817.4 movement with 17 jewels and keeps good time. The crystal is mineral and is in good condition. The original gold plated mesh style strap shows wear too and will fit a wrist of around 6” or 15cm approximately. The watch comes without box or papers, but a gift box will accompany it. It has not been pressure sealed, so water resistance cannot be guaranteed.

 

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  • BrandLongines
  • Model817
  • GenderLadies
  • Year1970s
  • OriginSwitzerland
  • Dimensions20mm X 22mm
  • MovementManual Wind
  • GlassMineral
  • Case MaterialGold Plated
  • StrapGold Plated
  • Box/PapersNo
  • Water ResistanceNo

About Longines

Longines was formed in 1832, in Saint-Imier (also home to Breitling). Their respect for tradition shows in every aspect of their work, perhaps even down to their winged hourglass logo which was registered in 1889 and is the oldest unchanged but active trademark.

Longines epitomises style and sophistication; Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and even Albert Einstein have all worn Longines. It’s no surprise that they have gone on to become one of the best
known brands in watchmaking.

The first in-house movement was created all the way back in 1867, the first chronograph arrived in 1878 and that was the basis for supplying timing equipment to may professional sporting events.