Longines 17J grade 528 wrist watch #51959952, case #7978619, vintage mechanical manual-wind nickel split plate movement with bold red ruby jewels and gilt lettering, matte black metal dial with the time display offset to the right hand side of the dial, 3 raised silver triangular markers, each set with a small diamond and "Longines" marked in silver on the lower-left of the dial, dial does have some patches of patina along with small specks of discoloration across the entire dial, silver steel wedge-style hands also have some patina, wide rectangular smooth polish yellow gold filled (YGF) thin-model case with a narrow bezel supporting a flat top domed plastic crystal, Longines marked crown and heavy wire-frame center lugs, case is showing normal even wear overall with a few small spots of brass starting on the case edges, measures approx. 31mm wide x 31mm lug to lug (23mm tall case-only) x 7mm thick (crystal included).
Matching YGF mesh-style fully adjustable bracelet band with tightly interconnected small links finished on one side with a smooth polish rounded end and on the reverse with a slide clasp buckle with a raised Longines symbol on the top, the rounded end fits into the clasp and you can adjust how long to wear the watch between 6" & 9" total wearable length, band has a little discoloration right near the case however the rest is showing only light even wear. A high quality vintage triple signed watch from the 1970s, still very eye-catching even with the dial flaws, in excellent overall condition!
- Year Made: 1970s
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: 528
- Serial #: 51959952
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: black
- Dial Details: diamond-inset markers
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
- Case Details: thin model, wire lugs
Case Width, without crown:
31mm (1.22 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
- Band Material: metal bracelet
- Crystal Material: plastic
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of September 28th, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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