LONGINES 23209 RADIUM PATINA 1940s Cal 10L STAINLESS STEEL 18MM LUG ALL DIALLongines
For auction is a Longines 23209 from the 1940s with an exceptional patina dial caused by radium burn creating a completely unique look. This watch is the exception: that a 33mm watch is too small. This one isn't. It just isn't. The 18mm lug width and 42mm lug to lug height coupled with a case that is all dial make for a beautiful wearing watch. The character of the dial is endlessly interesting...it is very easy to gaze off into it randomly. A special piece for certain.
Ref #: 23209
Diameter: 33 mm w/out crown, 35 mm w/crown, 42 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 18 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 18 mm strap)
Height: 10 mm
Power-reserve: 34 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 36 grams
Movement: Longines 10L manual winding
Crystal: ACRYLIC with a hairline crack around 12 o'clock
Strap/Bracelet: Leather vintage 50s or 60s strap in perfect shape
Case: STAINLESS STEEL original unpolished, fixed thin domed bezel, elongated lugs, brushed snap back caseback
Dial: LIGHT OLIVE due to radium patina, radium applied arabic numerals showing their age, original blued steel hands
Condition: 82% (8.2 of 10): patina is there but it makes it wonderful, case is great, very nice running well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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