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The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK

Antique Silver Longines Trench Watch 1918

REF: LA335728
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UK POSTAGE ONLY FOR THIS ITEM Antique silver Longines trench watch, 1918. The watch has a Longines calibre 13.34 18 jewel movement which is working nicely. The movement is signed with the Longines name and also the mark for Baume & Co, sole importers of Longines watches into Great Britain and the British Empire. The watch measures 35mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the articulated lugs. The case is sterling silver and there are hallmarks inside the case back for London (import mark), 1918, together with a case maker's mark for François Borgel. He was a very successful inventor and business man, and his company became one of the most important watch case manufacturers of its time. He advertised his screw watch case, such as this example, as "imperméable", which means that he considered his screw case to be waterproof. Early adopters of the Borgel screw case included Longines and IWC. After François Borgel’s death in 1912, the business was carried on by his daughter Louisa. Despite the Borgel case, this watch, as with any vintage watch, should be kept away from water and moisture. The case is in lovely condition for such an early piece, a little tarnishing to the back and light surface marking but nothing serious at all. The lens is in lovely condition. The dial is in very nice condition. Originally there would have been luminous detail to the pin set hands and numbers but this has been removed over the years. The watch has a later leather strap which has signs of age but is absolutely fine to wear... we can fit a new leather strap if preferred. The watch comes in a new presentation box. ALL OF OUR PRICES INCLUDE UK & WORLDWIDE POSTAGE. All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red Buy Now button on each listing page. Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only. Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.

declaration

The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Antique Silver Longines Trench Watch 1918 (LA335728) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1918

additional info

Material:
Silver
Origin:
Swiss
Date of Manufacture:
1918

delivery

All prices include UK and worldwide postage. Due to Customs regulations, we are unable to send watches / precious metals to certain countries. If your country prohibits the importation of watches / precious metals and you send through an order then any Paypal fees that we incur will be deducted from your refund. Please contact us if you are unsure and we can check the regulations for your country.

location

This Antique Silver Longines Trench Watch 1918 is located in PERSHORE, UK

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