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Used: An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Age: Vintage (1920-1970) Gender: Men's
Type: Luxury Style: TANKe MODEL





This is a MARRIAGE watch. A marriage watch is the term used for a new, modern case that has been used to house a vintage pocket watch movement. Please read the sizes of this watch in the description.




The authentic Longines movement is 100% ORIGINAL from 1952.

The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced.



NEW steel enameled dial (non Longines) was made in 2013.



NEW chromed steel plated TANKe model case (non Longines) was made in 2013.



The gently domed ACRYLIC CRYSTAL is in excellent condition.


Supplied with gift box (non LONGINES).


SHIPPING: Worldwide!

1. International Standard Shipping (7 to 23 business days) – FREE.

2. FedEx Express Shipping (1 to 4 business days) – approx $70.00 (please contact with me before your payment).

PAYMENT: PayPal or bank wire transfer to my bank account within 7 days.

RETURNS: I provide 100% refunds within 60 days from date of auction ending, no questions asked and without opening the case in Resolution Center and negative or neutral feedback from your side.








I am very pleased to offer for sale an extra fine men’s CHROMED STEEL curved Rectangular Art DeCo marriage watch, made by the LONGINES, a larger size CHROMED STEEL Tanke model - Curved and Long that dates to 1952.

Longines History :



The Longines story starts back in 1832 when Auguste Agassiz arrived in Saint-Imier and entered the "Comptoir horloger Raiguel Jeune". One year later, he founded the "Comptoir Raiguel Jeune & Cie" together with Florian Morel and Henri Raiguel. One of Auguste's sisters married Charles-Marc Francillon, a shopkeeper from Lausanne and in 1834 they had a son, Ernest Francillon.

In 1866, Auguste's nephew, Ernest Francillon, bought two plots of land on the right bank of the river Suze at the place called "Les Longines" and brought all of the watchmaking skills under one roof - this was the first "Longines factory".

With the inauguration of the new factory in 1867, the production of the first Longines movement, the L20A, commenced. At that time, watches used to be wound by means of a key. The Longines watch however broke with these traditional watchmaking methods having a "lever" movement which was wound and the time set by means of the crown. It was Ernest Francillon himself who went to Paris to present this watch at the 1867 Universal Exhibition. He returned to Saint-Imier with a bronze medal.

Ever since his first watch in 1867, Francillon engraved a winged hourglass on all Longines movements. In his battle against counterfeits, he already in 1874 sent out his first warning to all Longines customers.

On the 19th of July 1880 at 11:00 am Ernest Francillon registered at the Federal Office of Intellectual Property under patent number 118 and 119 the brand Longines and its original logo, featuring the winged hourglass. The Longines trademark was first registered, under patent number 2684, at 4:00 pm on 27th of May 1889 and under patent number 14 on the 27th of March 1893 at the International Office of Intellectual Property (today the WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organizaton).



International exhibitions


In 1885, Longines won its first "Grand Prix" at an international exhibition in Antwerp. Further success followed in Brussels (1897), Paris (1889, 1900 and 1925), Milan (1906), Genoa (1914), Berne (1914), Philadelphia (1926) and Barcelona (1929).

Longines' record of ten "Grand Prix" and 28 "Medailles d'Or" has never been equaled by any other watch manufacturer.

This gorgeous, designed ART MODERNE men’s watch is a very handsome specimen has a BLACK enameled steel dial with steel Exploding Roman numerals. It featuring a 60 minute checkered outer track border, steel skeleton hands and a separate sub-seconds dial with 60 second outer track and "sweep" steel seconds hand. The dial is signed LONGINES below the XII with Original logo, featuring the winged Hourglass below this.




The case is CHROMED STEEL and is in great condition, as are the lugs that are solid and secure. The winding crown is gently domed and in excellent shape, operating smoothly. The new STEEL & BLACK dial and the CHROMED STEEL case have been professionally updated, and now are in excellent condition. Turning the watch over I see that the back lid is in good condition.




Peeking inside I discover a clean, manual wind nickel plated FULLY (17) JEWELS high-grade mechanism with FOUR RAISED GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS, GOLD WHEELS, BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING.

The number of jewels used in watch movements increased over the last 150 years as jewelling grew less expensive and watches grew more accurate. The only bearings that really need to be jeweled in a watch are the ones in the going train - the gear train that transmits force from the mainspring barrel to the balance wheel - since only they are constantly under force from the mainspring. The wheels that turn the hands (the motion work) and the calendar wheels are not under load, while the ones that wind the mainspring (the keyless work) are used very seldom, so they do not wear significantly. Friction has the greatest effect in the wheels that move the fastest, so they benefit most from jewelling. So the first mechanism to be jeweled in watches was the balance wheel pivots, followed by the escapement. As more jeweled bearings were added, they were applied to slower moving wheels, and jewelling progressed up the going train toward the barrel. A 17 jewel watch has every bearing from the balance wheel to the mainspring barrel jeweled, so it was considered a 'fully jeweled' watch.


The mechanism is signed LONGINES WATCH Co – SWISS – SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS – UNADJUSTED – 8,796,573. This serial number dates this watch to 1952 as per published production numbers. The caliber number 9LT is stamped on the barrel plate



This beautiful wristwatch has the ORIGINAL movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.




It is fitted on a new 20mm black alligator style genuine leather strap with chromed steel buckle that is vintage style and goes great with this wonderful watch.


This beautifully preserved timepiece measures 46mm end to end and 32mm in width (36mm with crown).


This beautiful and fully restored Art DeCo men’s watch winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.

Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.

Supplied with gift box (non LONGINES).

Always an EXTRA FINE watches at a no Reserve Price!!!

If you like rare, antique, unique and collectible vintage wristwatches or pocket watches (or just enjoy learning about all the different watch makers and models) I suggest you bookmark this page or add me to your "Favorite Sellers" list. I always have beautiful pristine timepieces for sale ending Monday. Now on eBay for 7 Years!
Recommendations for the owner of vintage watches:
- All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches).
- Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive.
- Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture.
- If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust.
- If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc.
- Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard.
- When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement.
- If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only (i.e. for minutes, NOT hours).
- Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism.
- Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches.
- If the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down.
- To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth.
- Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement.
- Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed.
- Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good.


Buyer must notify me within 24 hrs of auction close as to how and when he or she intends to pay. Winning bidders must fully pay within 7 days of the auction. After 7 days the piece will be relisted and appropriate action taken against the non-paying bidder. I participate in the eBay Non-Paying Bidder program. Do not bid if you are not going to pay for your auction.
I prefer PAYPAL but another methods are also accepted with prior approval. Please contact me FIRST BEFORE sending a cheque to get full address.
Zero feedback and negative feedback bidders must first email me BEFORE bidding. All I need is a brief courtesy email telling me who you are and how you would intend to pay if you where successful. I reserve the right to cancel any bids on this auction.


100% satisfaction guarantee for all of my watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch I will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 60 days after the watch has been received. My goal is to exceed my client's expectations throughout the buying experience. I and my team stand behind our products, if for any reason you'll receive your product damaged or in non-functioning condition, please contact us immediately via email BEFORE leaving your feedback, we'll gladly assist you in any way we can. Your satisfaction is important to me.
To be fair to all bidders, I make it my practice never to end an auction early. I prefer not to use buy it now. I have many repeat customers who want my watches just as much as you do. Buy it now will only be considered for a relisted auction.
Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage.
To clarify all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time.
If you have any questions after reading the description or viewing the pictures please email me PRIOR to bidding. The watch in pictures is the actual watch that You will receive.
I want you to feel safe and satisfied with the purchase of your item on eBay.
After receiving the returned item, I will make a full refund for your original payment.


International shipments will sent via Standard Shipping with tracking number (7 to 23 business days, depending on the buyer's location) - FREE.
FedEx Express Shipping (1 to 4 business days) - approx. $70.00 (depending on the buyer's location).
For Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and Australia is recommended shipment only via FedEx Express Shipping.
For these countries if you choose the Standard FREE Shipping, the time of delivery can be prolonged to 20-25 business days.
Items will be shipped to confirmed address on eBay. Please check with eBay if your address is confirmed.
We pack all items well but some antique watches are just not made to travel at today's speed and may need set up and possibly adjustment after shipping and because of that I'm sorry but can not guarantee function or accuracy after shipping.
California State residents (and those with shipping addresses in California State) add 8,75% sales tax.
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Prior to bidding, check your country's customs regulations to determine any additional costs.
For all shipments the value of the item will be declared lower than the auction price for custom duties. Also I will mark item as "gift". The taxes should be minimal.
Dear Bidders, we kindly ask you:
Please, do not bid if you are not fully commited to purchase this item!
I and my team honor eBay Contracts and expect the same from my clients!

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