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.
[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
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.