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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 330

    Longines. A large and unusual cushion-shaped stainless steel military wristwatch with black dial, made for the Czechoslovakian Army

    SIGNED LONGINES, ANTI-MAGNETIQUE, MOVEMENT NO. 7'479'192, CASE NO. 3'961'461, MANUFACTURED IN 1948

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    Longines. A large and unusual cushion-shaped stainless steel military wristwatch with black dial, made for the Czechoslovakian Army
    Signed Longines, Anti-Magnetique, movement no. 7'479'192, case no. 3'961'461, manufactured in 1948
    Cal. 15.68 Z gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, the black dial with luminous Arabic numerals, luminous mercedes hands, outer railway minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, in large cushion-shaped case with rotating bezel with luminous inner pointer, the back secured by two screws in the band and engraved MAJETEK VOJENSKÉ SPRÁVY 1169, extended downturned lugs with fixed bars, case, dial and movement signed
    41 mm. wide


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    According to the Archives of Montres Longines Francillon SA, the present watch was sold on 20 December 1948 to their agent Weinstabl, at the time one of their agents for Czechoslovakia.

    The model is described and illustrated in Longines Watches by John Goldberger, pp. 120 & 121, according to which the engraving on the case back translates as belonging to the Czechoslovakian Army Patrimony.