Stunning Longines watch c. 1940's with 12 diamonds set in the bezel, enameled black dial, sunken sub-seconds at six o'clock. Truly one of my favourites, the diamonds are set at the hours on the recessed bezel. The black dial has a nice flat crystal. This is a 17j Swiss manual wind movement. The bright, faceted diamonds are bezel set. Really a special piece.
CONDITION: The dial is very good with little not no wear whatsoever. The round, flat crystal has minor scuffs that are not noticiable and do not distract (in my opinion don't need any buffing.) The caseback is yellow gold, possibly someone plated it. The watch has been sitting for some time and is currently not running. From what I've been lead to believe, it needs only a cleaning and oiling. But I make no guarantees.
SIZE: The watch is a nice size, measuring 40mm lug to lug.
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From the first time I watched a classic movie as a young girl, and watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.