Wondering about the movement I sent an email to Longines with photos of the watch. I was soon contacted by Beatrice, the Longines museum historian who sent me a nice email with the history of my watch.
Posts: 1499 | Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California USA | Registered: December 20, 2006
Ray - that is a really nice chronograph! I really like it. Wish I had one to call my own. I am going to have to find a picture of a Waltham example with Lugrin's patent to compare how both companies utilized it.
It is wonderful that you were able to obtain the packet of information from Longines related to your watch. I find it very rewarding to be able to match up manufacture/owner history to a particular movement and/or case. Like fitting another piece in the puzzle.
I have never seen a movement that had the word "click" engraved on the plate. That's interesting!
Posts: 1047 | Location: The Colony, Texas in the USA | Registered: December 20, 2008
Very, very nice Ray and extremely kind of Longines to go out of their way to let you have all that information. I do believe most watch and clock producers do the same but they charge heavily for it...eg Omega, IWC, Patek, etc. etc.
My WWW collection is now complete, time to look for new ventures!
Posts: 699 | Location: Hannover in Germany | Registered: July 23, 2009