Longines Admiral HF Ref. 2302 -3 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1973
A stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with unusual hack feature
This early 1970s Longines model houses the watchmaker’s movement calibre 6952 which incorporates an unusual hack feature: when the crown is pulled out to adjust the hands, the seconds hand will continue running until it reaches the 12 o’clock position – it will then stop. When the hands have been synchronised to the desired time and the crown is pressed back towards the case, the seconds hand will immediately restart. A quick date set feature is also incorporated via a second setting to the winding crown – when the crown is pulled out to the first position, the date can be manually advanced. In good original condition, the dial has an excellent lustre to the surface and the steel case remains in unpolished condition with sharp angles and edges. The bezel retains its original sunburst satin finish with some light scuffs to the top of the lower left lug.
[M] Longines calibre 6952 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, raised pointed baton indexes with blackened surfaces, luminescent dots above the quarter markers at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, matching baton hands with twin black and luminescent panels (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds, black outer track for minutes/seconds, aperture for date [C] stainless steel two-piece case, sunburst satin finished bezel with polished chamfered edges, polished case sides, screw-down satin finished case back, Longines winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
Serviced by a Longines approved service centre. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.