LONGINES WWW Dirty Dozen British Military WWII (1945)

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Manufacturer - Longines

Year - 1945

Reference - 5504

Movement - 12.68z Manual Wind

Case Serial - 23088 809 stamped WWW F4533

Lugs stamped 809 - matching numbers to caseback

Material -  Stainless Steel - 38 mm not including crown

Case, movement, and dial signed

Fixed (18 mm ) lugs and comes fitted on bespoke open ended Torres pig skin period correct strap 

Movement serial number 6937195 dates the watch to 1945, which given the superlative case and dial condition makes perfect sense - issued by the MOD to the British Military, this was one of 12 branded custom orders issued to the military during WWII - alongside Omega, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lemania and others, the Longines is favoured amongst collectors for it's large step case and cathedral hands - add to this that the Longines is thought to have been made in only 8000 units, this is a collectible watch indeed.

Needless to say the dial is all original, with numerals, borad arrow and Longines lettering faultlessly intact with the slight sheen and warm cream tone that only comes with the passing of time

Service history unknown, but currently running strong and keeping excellent time