Longines Oversized Gents Watch
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
The shifting sizes of men's watches throughout the years is a testament to changing tastes. A watch that was 34mm in 1950 was meant for a man, with women's watches being much, much smaller. Yet nowadays, a 34mm watch could be worn by both men and women.
Though well-known for its chronographs, such as the 13ZN, and for being a pioneer in automatic wristwatches (particularly those with high-beat movements), Longines occupies only a small sliver of collector focus, a fact that has us continually scratching our collective head.
From the 1930s to the 1950s, Longines also put out a series of simply stunning time-only watches. Often referred to as calatravas after the iconic model by Patek Philippe, most of these watches had thin stainless steel cases at 34mm, a standard size for the time. Like the Patek Philippe Calatrava, these watches by Longines were known for their perfect proportions and the elegant simplicity of their designs.
However, watches like this oversized Longines seem as though the manufacture looked ahead sixty years and foresaw the desires of collectors today.
At 38mm, and powered by the manual-wind Calibre 27M, this lovely example looks (and wears) almost contemporary. Its size (and its fixed spring bars), perhaps holdovers from the timepieces Longines produced for the world’s militaries, such as the Greenlander, the manufacture’s contribution to the legendary Dirty Dozen, exudes a timeless feel. But where the Greenlander was all function, this calatrava is all form, with blued steel feuille hands and a sector-style dial that’s gained a fine stippling over the years—a true "pied beauty."
Overall, this piece is a benchmark of the simple, timeless styling mastered by Longines in its prime. Pieces like these have certainly been picking up traction in the collectors’ circuit in recent years, thanks in part to Longines’ recent reissues. Its popularity is a true testament to the fact that 'style never goes out of fashion.'
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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.
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Shipping & Returns
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.
Longines Oversized Gents Watch