Help with vintage Longines watch

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  1. Joe Blazes

    Joe Blazes Registered User

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    My mother inlaw just gave me a Old longings wrist watch the serial number on the inside
    Of the case does not match the serial number on the 10L movement. Here are some pics. Oh and a new member, Thanks for letting me join. Can anyone help.

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  2. Hawk53

    Hawk53 Registered User

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    Case and movement serial numbers are often different.
     
  3. Joe Blazes

    Joe Blazes Registered User

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    Thank you. The movement serial number says the watch was made in 1946. I'm still searching for the model.
     
  4. richiec

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    On Roland Ranftt's site it is listed as a model 10L, started 1948.
     
  5. Joe Blazes

    Joe Blazes Registered User

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    Thank you. Do you think if it's worth getting cleaned and tuned up?
     
  6. wicozani

    wicozani Registered User
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    Looks like the movement was originally in a round case; note the two missing outer case screws. Otherwise the movement looks nicely cared after. If you like it then, yes, worth it to get it serviced and perhaps lightly polished.
     
  7. Joe Blazes

    Joe Blazes Registered User

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    Thanks for the info. The square face looks a lot older than the movement. I can't find that model face. I scoured the internet. Any advice where to look?
     
  8. roughbarked

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    The movement in this case never needed case screws though the positions for case screws were on every movement because most but not all were fitted to round cases and used screws.
    This watch was one of those that never needed the screws to fit this case. The dials in such cases often received more damage than the movement. Particularly so for square or rectangular dials when the movement was round.
    There was little chance of a round movement not shifting in the case in such cases as these.
     
  9. Joe Blazes

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    Thank you for the info. That explains why the face is so scratched up.
     

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