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Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:00

Getting this nice Longines restored well the dial anyway plus a service.
Will post update when done, probably about 4 weeks.
Going to put it on a nice dark blue Hirsch strap.

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Re: Longines Restore

Post by SeikoJohn on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:06

Looking forward to seeing the end result I bet the dial will look beautiful when restored it is a really nice blue I also like the raised markers


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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:09

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Looking forward to seeing the end result I bet the dial will look beautiful when restored it is a really nice blue I also like the raised markers

Thanks has an interesting movement in this one, more on that when it is all done. Very Happy
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by domecurb on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:14

thats a gem and well worth the effort, i wish more people could see the value in restoring old watches, there is no reason if looked after that they shouldnt run indefinitely
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:28

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:thats a gem and well worth the effort, i wish more people could see the value in restoring old watches, there is no reason if looked after that they shouldnt run indefinitely

Totally agree a properly serviced Watch should run for decades, but sadly many folk do not treat fine mechanical feats of engineering with respect.

Kids today have no idea at all.
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by domecurb on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:33

my eldest wears watches as a fashion accessory, she doesnt even mind if they are at the wrong time as she uses her phone for that Laughing my youngest [13 ] is becoming as obsessive interested as me and has a pretty good collection [ nicked from me] of her own, but you are right Jon most these days, even adults, are surprised some watches don't use batteries Laughing
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Thu Nov 24 2016, 16:49

Good fun that one though.
Doesn't use a battery oh so how does it work?, it uses a spring.
Gets some not all thinking.

Not sure which I prefer now Hand winders or Automatics.
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Post by domecurb on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:04

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Good fun that one though.
Doesn't use a battery oh so how does it work?, it uses a spring.
Gets some not all thinking.

Not sure which I prefer now Hand winders or Automatics.
i can honestly say i dont care whether a watch is auto, hand wind or quartz.....if i like it i will wear it Very Happy
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:28

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Good fun that one though.
Doesn't use a battery oh so how does it work?, it uses a spring.
Gets some not all thinking.

Not sure which I prefer now Hand winders or Automatics.
i can honestly say i dont care whether a watch is auto, hand wind or quartz.....if i like it i will wear it Very Happy

I can appreciate that and I have a few Quartz including a Quartz SMP as well as my Auto SMP.
Plus I have a Bulova Precisionist.
Have about 12 Accutrons also, must downsize on those.
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by domecurb on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:41

12 Accutrons ? Very Happy you have the market cornered there Razz
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by daff62 on Thu Nov 24 2016, 17:46

Nice looking watch which merits the tlc to get it back in good order. Will look forward to some pics when done & to hear a bit more about the movement. Very Happy
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by Elwood on Thu Nov 24 2016, 20:13

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Good fun that one though.
Doesn't use a battery oh so how does it work?, it uses a spring.
Gets some not all thinking.

Not sure which I prefer now Hand winders or Automatics.
i can honestly say i dont care whether a watch is auto, hand wind or quartz.....if i like it i will wear it Very Happy

I can appreciate that and I have a few Quartz including a Quartz SMP as well as my Auto SMP.
Plus I have a Bulova Precisionist.
Have about 12 Accutrons also, must downsize on those.

Well if you're down sizing your Accutron, send me a pm!

As far as your question about hand winding or autos, I always loved autos though hand winders definitely hold a huge appeal, the mechanisms look great on a glass backed case.
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by SeikoJohn on Thu Nov 24 2016, 20:20

I started with the Hand winding (cheaper) moved onto Autos which I would confess are my favourite but now I am onto Quartz but not new quartz older ones like these

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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Fri Nov 25 2016, 15:38

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Good fun that one though.
Doesn't use a battery oh so how does it work?, it uses a spring.
Gets some not all thinking.

Not sure which I prefer now Hand winders or Automatics.
i can honestly say i dont care whether a watch is auto, hand wind or quartz.....if i like it i will wear it Very Happy

I can appreciate that and I have a few Quartz including a Quartz SMP as well as my Auto SMP.
Plus I have a Bulova Precisionist.
Have about 12 Accutrons also, must downsize on those

Well if you're down sizing your Accutron,  send me a pm!

PM Sent

As far as your question about hand winding or autos, I always loved autos though hand winders definitely hold a huge appeal,  the mechanisms look great on a glass backed case.
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Tue Dec 20 2016, 21:21

Still waiting for the return of the longines so hopefully early in the new year.
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Dec 20 2016, 21:29

Its the waiting that kills still it will be a good start for 2017 for you Very Happy


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Re: Longines Restore

Post by daff62 on Tue Dec 20 2016, 21:52

Pity, but the New Year is fast approaching so hopefully it will arrive in January. Very Happy
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Wed Jan 04 2017, 19:08

Good news Dial is now back with my Watchmaker, he has serviced the movement fitted a new glass and now cleaning up the hands prior to reluming them.

Now what did I do with the new strap? will go looking.
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Post by domecurb on Wed Jan 04 2017, 19:10

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Good news Dial is now back with my Watchmaker, he has serviced the movement fitted a new glass and now cleaning up the hands prior to reluming them.

Now what did I do with the new strap? will go looking.

hurry up !! i want to see it now ! Razz
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Jan 04 2017, 19:12

Cant wait to see how the dial turned out


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Re: Longines Restore

Post by daff62 on Wed Jan 04 2017, 19:37

Looking forward to seeing the dial as well, the watch will be transformed. Very Happy
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by Guest on Thu Jan 05 2017, 18:38

Still don't have a Longines in my collection, so will have to live vicariously through this one, looking forward to the end result
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Sat Jan 28 2017, 21:23

Well this has taken longer than I thought but I am given to understand it will be ready and on my wrist in a couple more weeks.
The dial is apparently very very nice.
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by domecurb on Sat Jan 28 2017, 21:26

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well this has taken longer than I thought but I am given to understand it will be ready and on my wrist in a couple more weeks.
The dial is apparently very very nice.

waiting is bloody awfull......i would be twitching with the shakes by now Shocked
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Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Jan 28 2017, 21:27

Aw you are teasing us now Very Happy really looking forward to seeing the restoration of the dial .


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Re: Longines Restore

Post by Iceblue on Sat Jan 28 2017, 21:32

Yep I am sure it's been along wait for you but I do look forward to seeing the finished result
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by daff62 on Sat Jan 28 2017, 21:43

Another two weeks affraid I'm sure it will be worth the wait though. Very Happy
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Mon Feb 20 2017, 21:39

Still waiting Watchmakers wife is ill so must be patient, people are more important than a Watch.
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Post by domecurb on Mon Feb 20 2017, 21:40

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Still waiting Watchmakers wife is ill so must be patient, people are more important than a Watch.

too true, frustrating and disappointing though Crying or Very sad
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Post by PC-Magician on Mon Feb 20 2017, 22:19

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too true, frustrating and disappointing though Crying or Very sad

Will be worth it in the end, main concern is with his wife tbh.
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Post by daff62 on Mon Feb 20 2017, 23:04

Disappointing but as you say the lady's health is more important at the moment. Hopefully she will be better soon & once the watchmaker can get back to his work there will be some progress with your watch. Very Happy
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Post by PC-Magician on Tue Mar 07 2017, 19:09

Restored Longines will be with me on Friday YES the coming Friday. Very Happy
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Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Mar 07 2017, 19:26

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Restored Longines will be with me on Friday YES the coming Friday. Very Happy

YEA great news the countdown begins
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Post by daff62 on Tue Mar 07 2017, 20:39

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Restored Longines will be with me on Friday YES the coming Friday. Very Happy

Great stuff, not long now. looking forward to seeing some pictures. Very Happy
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Re: Longines Restore

Post by PC-Magician on Fri Mar 10 2017, 15:39

Here it is.
Dial changes colour with the light difficult to photograph on some it looked black.
Now on a leather Hirsch Osiris Strap

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Re: Longines Restore

Post by domecurb on Fri Mar 10 2017, 16:01

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Here it is.
Dial changes colour with the light difficult to photograph on some it looked black.
Now on a leather Hirsch Osiris Strap

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beautiful and well worth the wait, i do like to see nice watches being saved so well done and i hope you get many years of pleasure from it
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Post by PC-Magician on Fri Mar 10 2017, 16:04

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Dial changes colour with the light difficult to photograph on some it looked black.
Now on a leather Hirsch Osiris Strap

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beautiful and well worth the wait, i do like to see nice watches being saved so well done and i hope you get many years of pleasure from it


Thank you sir for the nice comment and yes I will enjoy this one a lot.
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Post by SeikoJohn on Fri Mar 10 2017, 16:16

Hard to believe it is the same watch that dial is stunning . Whoever did the restoration for you certainly know what they are doing. I wish you many years of enjoyment from wearing it


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Re: Longines Restore

Post by daff62 on Fri Mar 10 2017, 16:50

Very nicely done with the dial looking original rather than restored which is very hard to do.

Its a beautiful watch that could be worn and enjoyed whatever the occasion. I bet you are really chuffed how it's turned out, it's certainly been worth the wait. Very Happy

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