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Thread: Longines WWW - freshly dug !

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    Hi Guys,

    I thought you would be interested to see this Longines WWW which a customer has just sent in for restoration !!!!!

    Found using a metal detector in a field in Wales.

    I love a challenge !

    Andy




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    What sort of state is the movement in, can you get the back off

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    Not yet - but I am working on it !
    To be continued ------------- !
    Andy

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    Why do I get the feeling this is going to turn into a classic thread !

    No pressure

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    Well, I guess we'll see how waterproof they really are after 70 years or so....

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    I hope the finder kept the co-ordinates to themselves. A drum may have popped its lid!!!!!
    Can't wait to see the end result.

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    think that's what they call a classic groundlander.

    lost on manoeuvres, or fell off a farmer's wrist and then got ploughed in?

    think that's an original plexi - should buff up nicely!

    and the case is in great condition - no slipping tool gouges on that case back.

    good luck in your mission Andy...

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    Woah even the toasted band is cool

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    Oh, this should be good..just my cuppa 🍻

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    Quote Originally Posted by unreformed66 View Post
    Well, I guess we'll see how waterproof they really are after 70 years or so....
    Not very. Check out the rust under the plexi.

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    Thats very exciting! Curious what the movement look like. Brian

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    What a find, can't wait to see the end result.

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    That is an amazing find.
    I wonder if it ticks, or sloshes when given a little shake?

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    Like reading a good book.......... next page please!

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    I think there's an issue with the balance staff, maybe a jewel is cracked?
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    I know it's the wrong forum but seeing a watch find like this reminds me of one of those rolex threads where a diver finds a lost rolex yrs later

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    Wow, looks like this one will end up in the "best restorations" file.

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    Posts like this are why I've come to love this forum.
    Thank you kindly.

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    Case looks pretty good for something that was buried all these years.

    DON

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    Dial pics....can't wait to see what the dial looks like beneath that crystal...

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