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Longines Ref. 5150 Officers Watch

This stainless steel, manually wound wristwatch by Longines is a prime example of the military and civilian timepieces produced by the Longines watch company. The reference 5150, a trendy three-hand watch during the 1940s and ’50s, was issued to soldiers on both sides of the conflict. Its simplicity, reliability, and ease of use made it the perfect tool watch for the era.

According to a complementary extract of the archives information Longines, this watch was invoiced to the Longines-Wittnauer watch company on November 24th, 1944, potentially marking it as a World War II-issued timepiece during the height of the conflict. This dial ensures the watch can show both AM and PM times clearly. The correct handset is present, along with a larger, easy-to-operate winding crown, all parts are often lost or replaced over time. Powered by the Longines calibre 12.68N, also known as the 12L, this manually wound watch exemplifies the robust engineering that contributed to the Allies victory in World War II.

If you’re searching for a clean and sturdy vintage watch, this Longines reference 5150 is an excellent choice. It’s a testament to the quality and reliability that made it a favourite among WWII GIs, and it can serve you just as well today.

Year 1944

€ 2.200

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Details
Brand Longines
Diameter 32 mm
Reference 5150
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Year of production (circa) 1944
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket steel
Material Steel
Lug Width 15 mm
Crystal Mineral
Set Content Extract of archives
Dial color Silver
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
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

Reference

5150

Year of production (circa)

1944

Material

Steel

Crystal

Mineral

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

32 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket steel

Lug Width

15 mm

Set Content

Extract of archives