Longines minute repeater

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  1. jjea

    jjea Registered User

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    IMG_20191025_141418.jpg IMG_20191025_141533.jpg IMG_20191025_141620.jpg IMG_20191025_141637.jpg IMG_20191025_141350.jpg Hello there,
    Could you help me to identify the caliber movement of this watch?
    It was manufactured by Longines??

    Thank you very much in advance

    javier
     
  2. jess tauber

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    This looks like an instance of a recasing.

    Jess Tauber
     
  3. jjea

    jjea Registered User

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    Would you give me your opinion about the quality oficina the movement
    Thank you
     
  4. Ethan Lipsig

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    Your watch has a high-quality movement. Unless I missed it, I saw no signature on the movement. It is likely that the movement was made by LeCoultre, which made many of the minute repeater finished movements or ebauches sold under others' names. The movement looks like a LeCoultre movement. Look under the hammers for a "Lecoultre" stamp. The dial is signed by Paul Matthey of Locle. I am not familiar with that firm, but it likely was the assembler or finisher of the watch. The Longines case is, as Jess has already observed, is a recasing. The movement has more than the 15 jewels inscribed on the cuvette, and the case lacks the slide on the rim of the case that activates the repeater function, again, unless I just couldn't see it.
     
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  5. jjea

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    Thank you very much Ethan, the Slide on the rim Is There, latter I Will post a pic. The movement Is working AND the sound Is clear AND beautiful.
    Thanks again
     
  6. Dr. Jon

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    Looks to be a mid 1870's movement based on the jeweling pattern with two large gold chatons held by three screws. This quality almost always came in an 18K case. Matthey was an excellent finisher.

    My view is thatw whoever re-cased this did a service bringing back a fine timepiece into use. Very sad that it lost ots original case but at least the recaser had the decency not to try to deface the markings.

    Nice piece and I hope it gets used and enjoyed.
     
  7. Ethan Lipsig

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    Jjea, you needn't post a photo of the slide on the rim. I see it now in the movement photo.
     

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