Longines was early to create water-resistant, time-only watches for daily use. They are really the basis for the classic stainless steel sports watch that is to come about a decade after this example is made. The market quickly learned what a robust tool watch could do for them on a daily basis thanks to watches like the Longines Tre Tacche.
This example is simply stunning with a 30mm diameter stainless steel case. The stepped bezel gives the watch a nice presence on the wrist and adds to the overall interesting aesthetic of the watch. In addition to the case style, this watch has developed a beautiful and unique look. The dial has developed patina. According to the Longines registers, this watch was invoiced in 1942.
Object nr: 217
Model: Rare 30mm "Tre Tacche"
Movement: Cal. 1068Z, Nr: 6331xxxx
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 30mm, without crown (32mm incl crown)
Strap/Bracelet: New brown strap
Lug Width: 16mm. Note! This have open spring bars.
Serviced: Yes, the watch is serviced and under warranty until 22-12-05
This rare vintage Longines "step case" is in a great condition despite its age. First of all, the dial is original and so are the hands. The hands have a lovely patina and is blue-ish in different lights. The case is in good condition with few signs of wear and got the three "tacche" and the correct "lines" åt the backside of the lugs. The crystal is in very good condition. Did we say; the movement is serviced!
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