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Longines Dress Watch Ref. 4914

Introducing the Longines Dress Watch Ref. 4914, a distinguished timepiece from 1952 that embodies the elegance and craftsmanship of its era. This watch is a cherished piece of Longines’ rich heritage, showcasing Swiss watchmaking excellence.

Crafted from stainless steel, the Longines Dress Watch Ref. 4914 features a notable 37 mm case size, once considered exceptionally large for its time—a true “jumbo” in vintage watch terminology. Today, its size remains perfectly suited for contemporary tastes, offering a blend of vintage charm and modern wearability.

The silver dial of the Longines Ref. 4914 provides a stunning backdrop for the contrast of its gold hands and markers, creating a harmonious balance of sophistication and readability. This timepiece exemplifies the minimalist design ethos of the 1950s, characterized by its clean lines and understated elegance, while also serving as a testament to Longines’ commitment to precision and quality craftsmanship.

€ 2.650

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Details
Brand Longines
Diameter 37 mm
Model Dress watch
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 4914
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1952
Lug Width 18 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

It was back in 1832 in St. Imier that we find the roots of Longines. The house was founded by Auguste Agassiz and is currently under ownership of the Swatch Group. The brand would get its recognizable winged hour glass logo in 1889. It is the world’s oldest registered trademark.

Longines is currently very active in equestrian sports, but its heritage is predominantly in aviation. In 1927, the brand manufactured the 47mm Weems avigation (aviation navigation) watch in cooperation with Philip Van Horn Weems. Four years later, an hour angle watch for aerial navigation was developed in cooperation with Charles Lindbergh. A smaller Weems watch, measuring 33mm’s was introduced in 1937.

Note that this is long before the days of GPS or other automated navigation tools. Navigating your way through the sky was an extremely complex affair that required specialist tools like a Weems or Hour angle watch.

Throughout both world wars, Longines supplied military watches. They were one of the Dirty Dozen suppliers during late WWII. You will also find examples of the caged WWI trench watches in Longines’ archives.

Over the decades, Longines committed to many different genres of watches. From dress watches to chronographs and from pilot’s watches to divers. Today, its 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s dress watches are a a great entry point into vintage watch collecting. All the heritage and quality you could desire, but still relatively attainable. Once you get sucked into the brand though, there are all sorts of exotic and rare collectibles to be found.

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Longines

Model

Reference

4914

Year of production (circa)

1952

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

37 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only