Handsome Longines Grand Prize Automatic Watch Full Stainless Steel cal. 352 Vintage 1964
Wasn't 1964 a great year? President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a major historical accomplishment that changed the future of the world. Here we have a 1964 Longines Grand Prize Automatic, one of their best earlier automatic movements; and unique as well with an off center design. The bright silver tritium dial in near perfect , the crystal is original and has some superficial scratches and the case is made of full stainless steel. This watch has a very nice classic three piece case measures 33mm without the crown, which is the original signed crown. Furthermore, a bit of unknown history, the case back has some graffiti on it. I can't really make out what it says, and as watch purists we won't take it off. We consider it part of the watch history. It is extreme lightly done, so if you want to have it polished off there would be very little loss of metal. That said, let's move on. The inside caseback is also interesting, with words I've not seen all together, I guess Longines had much to say about this watch. The crown is nice and smooth, which makes this watch a pleasure to set and manually wind if needed. This watch is in the unisex category as well as noted being a professional watch that can easily transition from the boardroom to the party with no problem. This is one of the reasons we love this watch, it is versatile in so many ways. To wrap things up, we want you to know it's tough to find these watches under a thousand USD, especially a recently serviced one. But we are going to do it, so this special watch doesn't break the bank. Side note, silver dials may be difficult to photograph, so there are pictures of the dial in different lighting; the dial is a pure silver color.Thank you!