This Longines dress watch came in for me to take a look at. It has a Longines 280 movement.
The serial number dates this watch to 1961. Click here for more information about how to date a watch.
The crystal is very scratched. The crown is worn and crooked and the stem is bent. Two of the lugs are bent as well
The watch did run but it didn’t keep time and it kept stopping. The lugs (2 of them) were bent. The winding stem was bent and the crown and the crystal were in a bad shape.
It’s time for another interview on WahaWatches. This time, the interview is with Jeanôt de Graaf. Jeanôt is a huge vintage watch enthusiast with an amazing collection (although his father outranks him). He is a friendly guy who will always share his knowledge with others. He also buys and sells watches as a hobby.
How did your love for vintage watches come to be?
Well, my father was already collecting vintage watches for a very long time, way before collecting vintage watches was popular as it is now. At a younger age, I was not interested in old watches. I found them boring and didn’t understand why my father was getting all excited when he received packages filled with vintage watches from eBay (1999). Because nearly nobody was collecting them he bought hundreds of them at flea markets.
About 10 years ago I started buying old watches from the internet just to resell them and so I started to read more about the movements and other facts. I could get a lot of info from my father about brands that I should and shouldn’t buy. Pretty soon I stumbled across my first watch that I didn’t want to sell because I really liked it’s design and movement, a 50’s Longines Flagship hand wound. So it began.