Watch: Vintage Longines Type A-11 US Army Navigation HackMovement: Manual Wind, Longines 12L, base caliber 12.68NCase Serial #: 324909Case Metal: SteelCase Size (mm): 31Watch Shape: RoundDial Color: SilverBracelet Material: LeatherBracelet Color: BlackBracelet Length (inches): 7.5Clasp: BuckleDate: 1950
"Vintage Longines Type A-11 for US Army with hacking function. Watch has been fully serviced. Marks on the back: U.S. ARMY A.C. WATCH NAVIGATION HACK TYPE A-II SERIAL No. 41 -657 ORDER NO.W.535A.C.1603G SPECIFICATION No.94 - 27834 MFR'S ASSY DWC No. 12/68 LONGINES-WITTNAUER WATCH CO. INC. NEW YORK.
Longines is a luxury watch company based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832, it is owned by the Swatch Group. Its winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered trademark for a watchmaker. Longines is known for its "Aviators" range of watches. A company director was a friend of Charles Lindbergh; after his transatlantic flight, Lindbergh designed a pilot watch to help with air navigation. Built to his specifications, it is still produced today. Longines provided timers used at the first modern Olympics in 1896. In 1899, a Longines watch went to the North Pole with Arctic explorer Luigi Amedeo of Savoy. It was the first to use automatic timekeeping for the Federal Gymnastics at Basel in 1912. Today, Longines sells sport watches and chronographs.
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