Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985

Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985

A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date and unusual textured dial 

This wristwatch is a Longines model commissioned by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD). The watch has an unusual grey textured dial which is detailed with the Turkish Railways’ logo above the 6 o’clock position. To the edge of the dial below 6 o’clock, the model’s reference number, 1659, is displayed together with Longines’ calibre number, 629.

Automatically wound, the watch is powered by an ETA calibre 2892-2 which Longines named the L 629. This movement has provision for quick date change via the crown’s first setting; there is also a hack feature which stops the seconds hand when the crown is put into the hand-set position, this allows the watch to be easily synchronised to a time signal.

Technical details

[M] Longines calibre L629.1 (ETA 2892-2) automatic movement, lever escapement, 21 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] unusual metallic grey textured dial, applied polished steel baton indexes and hands, centre seconds, aperture for date [C] stainless steel case with polished finish, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed

Measurements

Width excluding winding crown: 33.5mm
Length including lugs: 39mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 8mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm

All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box and detailed Black Bough certificate.

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Description

Longines for the Turkish State Railways, Ref. 1659 vintage wristwatch, circa 1985
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date and unusual textured dial 

This wristwatch is a Longines model commissioned by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD). The watch has an unusual grey textured dial which is detailed with the Turkish Railways’ logo above the 6 o’clock position. To the edge of the dial below 6 o’clock, the model’s reference number, 1659, is displayed together with Longines’ calibre number, 629.

Automatically wound, the watch is powered by an ETA calibre 2892-2 which Longines named the L 629. This movement has provision for quick date change via the crown’s first setting; there is also a hack feature which stops the seconds hand when the crown is put into the hand-set position, this allows the watch to be easily synchronised to a time signal.

Technical details

[M] Longines calibre L629.1 (ETA 2892-2) automatic movement, lever escapement, 21 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] unusual metallic grey textured dial, applied polished steel baton indexes and hands, centre seconds, aperture for date [C] stainless steel case with polished finish, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed

Measurements

Width excluding winding crown: 33.5mm
Length including lugs: 39mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 8mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm

All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box and detailed Black Bough certificate.

£495.00 [Sold]