Longines Compressor

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SKU AS03623
SKU AS03623

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Longines is one of those brands that, at least in the modern age of watch collecting, hasn't always received the attention it deserves.

... until now.

At 42mm, the stainless steel compression case is gives off a rugged, durable, and modern profile that was well ahead of its time. Now, its worth noting from a technical standpoint, the compressor case wasn’t any better at preventing water intrusion than a screw-down crown. But it was one attempt at improving the functionality of a watch that was built to do a job first and foremost. Despite their functional limitations, and due to their good looks, compressor cases proved to be popular during the 1960s.

For many collectors who have gone down the Submariner or the Seamaster route - a Longines Compressor is among the first pieces sought when looking for an off the beaten path choice. 

The Story

Longines is a brand that needs no introduction.  Now closely associated with Omega under the Swatch Group umbrella, the brand was a staple of the Swiss watchmaking industry throughout the 20th century.  They are well-known for their broad assortment of lines and designs, as well as their close association with equestrian sports.  

Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Longines was at the sharp end of the watchmaking spear.  Constantly innovating, they were  a company to be compared with the other major Swiss manufactures.  By 1919, Longines was the official supplier of timepieces for the International Aeronautical Federation, working to develop highly accurate navigation chronometers for many of the era's great aviation pioneers.  

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Longines Compressor

Longines Compressor

Sold
Sold
Longines Compressor

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Longines is one of those brands that, at least in the modern age of watch collecting, hasn't always received the attention it deserves.

... until now.

At 42mm, the stainless steel compression case is gives off a rugged, durable, and modern profile that was well ahead of its time. Now, its worth noting from a technical standpoint, the compressor case wasn’t any better at preventing water intrusion than a screw-down crown. But it was one attempt at improving the functionality of a watch that was built to do a job first and foremost. Despite their functional limitations, and due to their good looks, compressor cases proved to be popular during the 1960s.

For many collectors who have gone down the Submariner or the Seamaster route - a Longines Compressor is among the first pieces sought when looking for an off the beaten path choice. 

The Story

Longines is a brand that needs no introduction.  Now closely associated with Omega under the Swatch Group umbrella, the brand was a staple of the Swiss watchmaking industry throughout the 20th century.  They are well-known for their broad assortment of lines and designs, as well as their close association with equestrian sports.  

Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Longines was at the sharp end of the watchmaking spear.  Constantly innovating, they were  a company to be compared with the other major Swiss manufactures.  By 1919, Longines was the official supplier of timepieces for the International Aeronautical Federation, working to develop highly accurate navigation chronometers for many of the era's great aviation pioneers.  

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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