Longines Admiral HF Ref. 2303 -2 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1973
A stainless steel manually wound tonneau form wristwatch with unusual hack feature
A great looking vintage Longines model, the dial of this watch has a silvered finish with unusual luminous rectangles beneath the quarter hour markers. The clarity of the dial’s design is superb and is complimented by the angular tonneau-form steel watch case with its combination of satin and polished finishes. This Longines model was also produced in a limited edition in 1972 to commemorate the Munich Olympics. A version of the Munich Olympics model can be found in our sold archive here. The watch incorporates Longines’ calibre 6942 which has an unusual hack feature – when the crown is pulled out to the hand setting position, the seconds hand will stop when it reaches the 12 o’clock position, the user can then push the crown back in upon a time signal or when synchronising to another timepiece and the seconds hand will start immediately. This watch is fitted with its original steel Longines buckle with the watchmaker’s winged hour glass logo.
[M] Longines calibre 6942 manually wound movement with hack feature, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered dial, raised baton hour indexes with black inserts, black track for minutes/seconds, inner luminous rectangles at the quarters, the baton hands with matching black and luminescent panels, centre seconds [C] stainless steel tonneau form case, the solid upper body with polished finish and satin finished bezel, screw-down case back with multi-faceted rim, Longines winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Width excluding winding crown: 36.5mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
Serviced and overhauled by a Longines approved service centre. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough presentation box will accompany this watch.