LONGINES WWW 5707
So, the watch your looking at is a military Longines wristwatch made of stainless steel, bearing the reference 5707. The watch is fitted with a beautiful Longines manually wound mechanical movement (caliber 12.68Z). By the way, Longines was the only one out of the other manufacturers that fitted their 12.68Z movement with a shock protection! Making this Longines a very high quality watch back in 1945. The 38 mm case also makes it one of the biggest watches out of the Dirty Dozen collection, the size also makes the watch very wearable to todays standards. The dial, including all three of the hands are the original radium ones from 1945. The step-case is in excellent condition, no over polishing or major scratches or dents. We overhauled the entire movement but DID NOT touch the case, dial and/or hands. We even left the plexiglass crystal the way we found it, with battle scars and all..
Despite all stories and nicknames we prefer to call this watch for what it is, a true military tool-watch made by strict Military of Defense specifications. This watch, as you probably can imagine, has a ton of history attached to it and is one of the best straight forward watches ever made!
The movement has been fully serviced and we fitted the watch on a period-correct pig skin strap. The watch is accompanied by its Extract from the Longines archives and we are also throwing in a few extra straps.
case number: 69…..
year of production: 1945
case diameter: 38mm
box and papers: Extract from the Longines archives