16 May 2011
Longines. A rare and unusual stainless steel single button flyback chronograph wristwatch with black military dial and central register
Signed Longines, Stopsecond model, ref. 23074, movement no. 6'984'313, case no. 131, manufactured in 1946
Cal. 12.68 Z nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, black dial, luminous Arabic numerals, luminous hands, outer ring calibrated for 60 minutes register with central red hand, outer tachymetre scale, subsidiary seconds, circular case, raised bezel, snap on back, flyback chronograph mechanism operated through a round button in the band, case, dial and movement signed
37.5 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Longines, the present watch was made and sold in 1946.
For another example of a Stopsecond reference 23074 see Longines Watches by John Goldberger, pp. 142-143.
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