I bought this little ticker almost twenty years ago.
For the first two years, it was my daily companion.
It hung in my office, on a special stand, and in my car on a hook that I had specially installed for it.
After a long day at work, the loud ticking was relaxing date I say hypnotic.
Now she sits peacefully in my drawer since she gets tired after a couple of hours and stops ticking (can’t fault her at her age).
Not high horology, but definitely a watch with soul!
Few years ago I sent her back to Longines for restoration, And I learned, that this is the first chronograph that Longines made, using Lugrin’s Patent in 1878. Sadly they didn’t have the parts to restore it so it remains untouched. Maybe one day her time will come to enjoy a spa treatment for her old joints;-)
I will live you with a couple of pictures I took today when she came out again to see the sun...