1944 WW2 Longines Manual Wind military style Wristwatch Model 63028 with Gorgeous Original Arabic Dial

Product Code: AWCLO2812

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This Watch

We have here a stunning ww2 military style mechanical manual wind Longines wristwatch , model 63028.  We particularly love the all original Arabic dial . The watch has a real sense symmetry with lumed hour and minute hands and a subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock.  The watch is also signed with a simple 'Longines' and also notice a quite rare steel export stamp on the left lug! Believed to be present of some steel ww2 watches exported from Portugal .The dial is a real embodiment of 1940s design and we can't stop staring at it! 
The 33mm, (Please Note a smaller watch) stainless steel case makes for a comfortable wear for both him and her.  Inside is the mechanical manual wind Longines caliber 10.68z, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a brown tan suede strap, but it looks great on black and leather too!

Extra Points 

Founded in 1832, Longines has a rich and exciting history.  The company produced their first movement, the 20A, in 1867 near the Swiss town of Saint-Imier, in a place called Es Longines ("long meadows").  This movement won an award at the Exhibition Universelle in Paris in the same year.  Longines are credited with advancing the industrialisation of Swiss watchmaking and it because of their new mechanical procedures, they were able to produce a simple chronograph movement, the 20H, as early as 1878.  It was the first mechanism that Longines had made that could be used for precise timing and it was so popular with horse racing bettors and spectators that by the end of 1886, Longines were supplying chronographs to the majority of New York's sports officials.  It is still the official timekeeper of many horse races, with over 40 in its annual calendar.

The Longines brand name and logo were officially registered with the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (later the WIPO) in 1889.  Longines is the oldest brand name registered with the WIPO that is unchanged and still in use today.  Longines is now part of the Swatch Group, having joined in 1983. 

This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

We are big fans of Longines here at AWC and this piece is about as good a vintage, pre-owned Longines as you will find from this era. Did it have any military connection? Longines Archive findings soon to follow.

Serial : 690####
Reference : 63028
Movement : Cal. 10.68z
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1944
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness : 7mm
Lug to Lug : 41.5mm 
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Condition :
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Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Service History :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1944 WW2 Longines Manual Wind military style Wristwatch Model 63028 with Gorgeous Original Arabic Dial