LONGINES FAB SUISSE STAYBRITE STEEL 1940's TRIPLE STEPPED BLUED STEEL 18.89 ABCLongines
For auction is a Longines Stepped Fab Suisse 1940’s Staybrite Cal. 18.89 ABC high grade gentlemnas Pocket Watch. This was really something special from day 1 out of the Longines factory: highest grade of metal (Staybrite), double triple stepped bezels, gorgeous blued hands and silvered dial with gorgeous 60 second chapter and applied arabic numerals with large subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock. A stunning piece it represents a high point on 1940’s design and aesthetics: it has a true purity of design and is the first iteration of a great thing. Right now pocket watches are down generally but that means they are a great buying opportunity at present. All of the same reasons that make vintage wristwatches so hot and attractive at this time….those are also true of pocket watches.
Ref #: 5493271
Diameter: 46 mm w/out crown, 46 mm w/crown, 53 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: mm at the lugs tapering to mm (will take a mm )
Height: 11 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 50 grams
Movement: Longines caliber 18.89 ABC
Case: STAYBRITE steel 16 sized case (46MM) with TRIPLE stepped bezels both on the front and back; the quality of the case construction is outstanding…the relief and depth of the the stepped bezels is really quite something. Case is numbered 42 on the case middle and has its serial on the inner caseback
Dial: Silvered with outer 60 minutes track, blued sword hands, large subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock, some patina at the 6 subdial and around 11-1 o’clock
Condition: 80% dial shows some wear but case is lovely and condition is pleasing overall
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