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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 171

    Longines. An unusual gilt brass 2-day display deck watch with hack feature and up and down indicator, made for the Swedish Market

    SIGNED LONGINES, CHRONOMETER, RÄTT TID, MOVEMENT NO. 5053601, CIRCA 1955

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    Longines. An unusual gilt brass 2-day display deck watch with hack feature and up and down indicator, made for the Swedish Market
    Signed Longines, Chronometer, Rätt Tid, movement no. 5053601, circa 1955
    Cal. 24.99 nickel-finished lever 2-day movement, 17 jewels, large bimetallic compensation balance, cam wheel regulator, glazed dust cover, the silvered matte dial with applied baton and square-shaped numerals, fan-shaped aperture for the 50 hours power reserve indication, subsidiary seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw bezel, balance stop button in the band, gimballed and mounted on a square mahogany base with inscriptions Longines and Rätt Tid (Swedish for Exact Time), dial and movement signed
    91 mm. diam., wooden base 175 mm. wide


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    A similar display clock is described and illustrated in Longines Watches by John Goldberger, Damiani Editore, pp. 246 & 247.