A vintage gentleman's Longines wrist watch *RESERVED*
A vintage unisex wrist watch, cushion shaped case 32x32mm, luminous arabic figures and luminous hands , dial signed by Longines.
There is a seconds dial at 6 o'clock, and the movement is manual wound, and this is supplied by Longines with a 15 jewel movement, number 4850004, again signed by Longines.
The case is by American case manufacturers Wadsworth. In early 1893, Wadsworth purchased land for a new factory at Washington avenue and King St. The 3-story building was erected. Within five years, that space was outgrown and a new wing was added. By the end of that year (1898), the factory was closed for two weeks while repairs and renovations were made and new machinery was installed. Still growing, and needing more space as business increased, in early 1900 the plant was moved to a larger, existing set of buildings in Dayton, KY, several miles from its former Newport location.At the same time, the nature of the company’s sales began to change. Prior to the turn of the century, Wadsworth sold only to wholesalers, but after the move to Dayton, they began to sell directly to movement manufacturers. Known for making high grade solid gold and gold-filled cases, Wadsworth was absorbed by the Elgin National Watch Co. in 1953. The change of ownership didn’t help hold off the loss of sales to foreign imports and the watch case factory closed in 1958.
This case is 14 carat gold filled. That is a 14 carat gold sandwich with base metal in the middle. The watch is circa 1940, and has recently been serviced. A one warranty is issued (not covering accidental damage ie: balance staff).
Supplied through our High Street retail shop established for over 200 years! You can purchase, in the knowledge as with all Vintage Tom items we offer a written appraisal plus a luxury gift box
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