This Longines Split 5 Quartz Dual Display Alarm Watch, model 192-4948, is such an interesting timepiece! It has a two-tone, checkerboard, black and grey dial with a red frame for both the analog and digital parts of the watch. The analog section has mixed, applied, white, Arabic numerals and baton markers and silvered hands. The digital section has T1/Timer/T2/Chrono/Alarm functions.
It is a slim watch, measuring only 4mm thick, but the rectangular, stainless steel case still manages to house two very different movements for the dual functions of this watch. The crown plays an incredibly important part in this watch's function, too. It has to be in the "pulled out" position for the digital display, and in the "pushed in" position for the analog and battery saving mode.
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.
The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
This is pure 1980s design and we love it! We've paired the watch on a black, leather strap with red stitching detail. This watch is a must have for any collection!
Age : 1981/1990
Specific Age : Circa 1980s
Case Size : 25mm
Case Thickness : 4mm
Lug to Lug : 31mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Yes
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty