Longines Ref. 8888 -24 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1962
A stainless steel manually wound wristwatch
Reference 8888 has a well-proportioned case with distinctive facets to the outer edge of the lugs and a faceted, chamfered bezel. This example of the model has inverted faceted baton indexes which are incised into the surface and have a mirror-silver finish. The steel case has not been polished during servicing and retains good definition to its angles and edges, there are light scuffs and scratches from use. The watch retains its original Longines winding crown.
[M] Longines calibre 30L manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered dial, inverted baton indexes with mirror-silver finish, cross-hair subsidiary seconds, pointed baton hands [C] stainless steel case, chamfered bezel and edges to the lugs, snap-on satin finished case back, Longines winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 43mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9.5mm
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.