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Horological Meandering: Typical of Longines, these were lovely watches, great readable dial,

and first-class cases and movements. Mine is a BuShips:
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By: SteveG
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Horological Meandering: I don't now about the cotes, but as for the jewel,

I only have one Patek, but its center jewel is mounted in just that way:
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By: SteveG
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Horological Meandering: Thanks! Not exactly the "good old days" for Breguet,

but perhaps more enchanting for this.
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By: SteveG
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Horological Meandering: Wonderful! Do you know the approximate

production date? Thanks!
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By: SteveG
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Horological Meandering: Perfectly lovely! Looks like yours is

contemporaneous with mine (1950s). I bought this for the lugs, and the dial was AFAIK original but in awful condition, so I had it cleaned and repainted. I'll bet your look just as good inside!
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By: SteveG
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Horological Meandering: I am relatively favorable to the reissue, acknowledging

that as one who loves the original, this is perhaps faint praise. I am no expert, but it seems that Longines under current ownership has done a pretty decent job (at least from a commercial standpoint) of introducing its fabulous heritage to current watch appreciators, especially as compared to some
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By: SteveG
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Seiko: You have a terrific set!

This seems a contemporaneous example, the 35 jewels notation is variously on the dial or movement, but the lugs are unmistakeable:
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By: SteveG
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Seiko: Thanks! I'll be candid

it looks better in the box than it does on my skinny wrist :-(
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By: SteveG
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Horological Meandering: Very similar to your Bifora:

Kind of a complement to your case. A nice design, I think:
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By: SteveG
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Seiko: The 7016 is a wonderful watch!

They are from the mid-1970s, and although I am sure the movement was designed more for robustness than for refinement, it is a favorite of mine, with a sophisticated group of functions: time, day, date, and chronograph seconds/minutes/hours, and flyback! Here is mine:
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By: SteveG
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