Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature
Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature

Longines Admiral Ref. 2301 -2 circa 1973 | steel manual wristwatch with hack feature

One of my favourite 1970s models, we’ve had a few examples of the Ref. 2301 over the years. It’s the watch’s proportions that make it such a well-balanced design, from the length of the hour indexes and minute markers to the height, width and curve of the case. A sense of utility and clarity are re-enforced by the Longines calibre 6942 movement 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.

In lovely condition the case retains very crisp definition to its satin finished bezel and polished chamfered edges. The winding crown is an unsigned replacement but perfectly complimentary to the original design.

Technical details

[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, (please note luminescence has naturally dulled with age), 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 inner rim, plain winding crown
[S] case, dial and movement signed

Measurements

34mm width excluding winding crown
40mm length including lugs
10mm depth to centre of crystal
18mm strap width/lug gauge

Accompaniments

One Year Guarantee – serviced by a Longines approved service centre
Black Bough box and Black Bough certificate

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Description

One of my favourite 1970s models, we’ve had a few examples of the Ref. 2301 over the years. It’s the watch’s proportions that make it such a well-balanced design, from the length of the hour indexes and minute markers to the height, width and curve of the case. A sense of utility and clarity are re-enforced by the Longines calibre 6942 movement 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.

In lovely condition the case retains very crisp definition to its satin finished bezel and polished chamfered edges. The winding crown is an unsigned replacement but perfectly complimentary to the original design.

Technical details

[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, (please note luminescence has naturally dulled with age), 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 inner rim, plain winding crown
[S] case, dial and movement signed

Measurements

34mm width excluding winding crown
40mm length including lugs
10mm depth to centre of crystal
18mm strap width/lug gauge

Accompaniments

One Year Guarantee – serviced by a Longines approved service centre
Black Bough box and Black Bough certificate

£850.00 [Sold]