Vintage Longines Question

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  1. Cari11

    Cari11 New Member

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    Hello! I’m new here and also do not know anything about watches. I recently acquired this watch. All I know is it’s a vintage Longines 5 star Admiral. I’m looking to find out more information; how can I remove the back to get the serial number? Is there any value? It doesn’t seem to be in great shape, particularly the band. It works, but I’m sure needs serviced. Any input would be appreciated!

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  2. richiec

    richiec Registered User
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    The back of the watch should pry off but be careful so you don't bend or scratch it. If you don't have a case opening tool, a butter knife may do it.
     
  3. roughbarked

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    I wouldn't be so quick to scratch it. Have a good look first. It has the look of a one piece case to me.
     
  4. whizzer

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    I believe that's a front loader. Will take a Longines Admiral Wrench or a crystal lifter to open.
     
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    Whizzer is absolutely correct.
     
  6. roughbarked

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    and I wasn't?
     

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