Mysterious Medallion

Mysterious Medallion

Postby longinesenthusiast » May 21st 2015, 10:52am

A watch has recently entered my collection with a very particular engraved logo on the back. Despite my best efforts I cannot find any information about it's origin or the series that it belongs to.

I attach photos for your consideration, one of the watch face and one of this mysterious medallion, I thank you for any information you can provide.
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby foghorn » May 21st 2015, 11:06am

After hours of research (actually 10 seconds on google-I was going to type Longines winged X logo but before I got to the "x" Longines winged hourglass showed up) I remarkably stumbled upon a treasure trove of information.
Not very mysterious at all.
Now , if you'll excuse me , I'm exhausted from the research and need to nap.



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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Hawk » May 21st 2015, 11:21am

Pretty cool. It seems it dates from around 1867.

http://www.longines.com/#!/company/history/19th/1852
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby labman » May 21st 2015, 12:28pm

In all fairness to the OP Foggy - over exertion can be a leading cause of stress.
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Wasp » May 21st 2015, 5:37pm

Time flies.

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Re: Mysterious Medallion

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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Kahuna74 » May 22nd 2015, 7:05am

um,,,,,




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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Airframer » May 22nd 2015, 7:15am

BK, that's most definitely the headpiece to the staff of Ra. You ever see Indiana Jonez?


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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Kahuna74 » May 22nd 2015, 7:52am

Airframer wrote:BK, that's most definitely the headpiece to the staff of Ra. You ever see Indiana Jonez?


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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby longinesenthusiast » May 22nd 2015, 8:02am

Thank you for your comments. I am aware, of course, that it's Longines (so obvious that I didn't think I needed to mention it).

My question is - does this look like a custom made case? Or one made under license? Does it look like a European interpretation of the logo or perhaps North or South American?

Watch invoice dates it to 1970s.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby conjurer » May 22nd 2015, 8:12am

longinesenthusiast wrote:Thank you for your comments. I am aware, of course, that it's Longines (so obvious that I didn't think I needed to mention it). I didn't know that!!

My question is - does this look like a custom made case? I don't know! Or one made under license? I don't know that, either!Does it look like a European interpretation of the logo or perhaps North or South American? You got me!!

Watch invoice dates it to 1970s.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.


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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Kahuna74 » May 22nd 2015, 8:32am

^^, yup,,,
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby codguy » May 22nd 2015, 8:59am

longinesenthusiast wrote:
Any ideas would be much appreciated.



I might have seen that case back in '78-'79 on the streets of Manila (or possibly Gwangju), kinda looks familiar.
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby jason_recliner » May 22nd 2015, 12:47pm

If it was produced in 1867 and sat on the shelves until the mid 70s, it is probably due for a service by now. Send it to Collectible Watches Australia.
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby foghorn » May 22nd 2015, 1:47pm

If google doesn't help try contacting Longines directly.
No doubt this is a very rare timepiece worth a thousand million dollars.
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby conjurer » May 22nd 2015, 1:51pm

foghorn wrote:If google doesn't help try contacting Longines directly.
No doubt this is a very rare timepiece worth a thousand million dollars.


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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Airframer » May 22nd 2015, 1:55pm

Kahuna74 wrote:
Airframer wrote:BK, that's most definitely the headpiece to the staff of Ra. You ever see Indiana Jonez?


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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Mortuus » May 22nd 2015, 2:00pm

A thousand-MEEEELYUN Dollars, you say...?
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Falstaff » May 22nd 2015, 2:40pm

It's the secret sign of the Bavarian Illuminati, now that you've put out here for all to see, all you hold dear is in direst peril. Like the sign says in the haunted forest of Oz - "I'd turn back if I were you." Dump that sumbitch and run!
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby conjurer » May 22nd 2015, 3:33pm

Falstaff wrote:It's the secret sign of the Bavarian Illuminati, now that you've put out here for all to see, all you hold dear is in direst peril. Like the sign says in the haunted forest of Oz - "I'd turn back if I were you." Dump that sumbitch and run!


HA! I've got you dished, Fallsy. That's the mark of the Baltic Illuminati, and the Newb has little to fear; these fellows are known for their "protection" rackets--their secret motto? "When trouble calls, you've got Baltics."
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby ocean » May 22nd 2015, 3:35pm

Have you taken off the case back? More photos would help.
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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby conjurer » May 22nd 2015, 3:53pm

ocean wrote:Have you taken off the case back? More photos would help.


Quite so, and well said, ocean. Indeed, it's surprising to me that a forum filled with such esteemed WISsers didn't already bring this up--bunch of fucking dumbasses!

Here's what I would recommend:

A) Removing a caseback to expose a delicate and finely wrought movement (or engine, as foghorn would say) is a unnerving, potentially dangerous business. To steady your nerves, first have a couple of shots of the strongest booze you have in your residence. Then, since those first two shots tasted so good, have a few more. Decrease the amount of water/mixer with each shot.

B) Now that you're manned up enough to crack open that motherfucker, use a large-sized pipe wrench on the sumbitch. After you realize it's a snapback and not screwed on, use the dullest butter knife to force that goddamn caseback off. Stop for a minute. Clean the blood off it, have a few more shots of hooch. Because, you know, the bottle's open already.

C) Now that you're feeling really fucking good, pause again to have a cigarette/doobie/snort meth. The meth especially will give you a little pickmeup and steel your nerves again because, you know, this is some heavy fucking shit over here.

D) Put in the last couple episodes of House of Cards (the US version, it's better, because it's in Hi-Def) and relax for a fucking hour or so. Have some more booze, this time not bothering with the glass.

E) Now that you're in the right frame of mind, wash your hands and start taking shit out of the movement. Most Swiss movements have plenty of redundancy built in, like when one wheel wears the fuck out, there's a lot more. Some pictures at this point would help us out--just make sure you're wearing pants, for Christ's sakes, we don't want to see your dick laying there on the workbench. Did I mention you need a workbench? It would help. Or a big table will do. Once you've got all that shit out of the watch case, take some more pictures. Finish off the bottle (or maybe the second--I recommend the big 1.75 litre plastic "bouncers," because they hold more jake and when they fall off the workbench they don't bust open, spilling precious juice. Take some more pictures, then take your car out for a nice long drive.

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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby jason_recliner » May 22nd 2015, 5:04pm

conjurer wrote: Most Swiss movements have plenty of redundancy built in, like when one wheel wears the fuck out, there's a lot more.


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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby conjurer » May 22nd 2015, 5:12pm

jason_recliner wrote:
conjurer wrote: Most Swiss movements have plenty of redundancy built in, like when one wheel wears the fuck out, there's a lot more.


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Re: Mysterious Medallion

Postby Racer-X » May 22nd 2015, 5:35pm

It appears Longines will provide historical info if available on your watch.
https://account.longines.com/en/faq/index/view/s/8-can-i-get-information-about-a-longines-watch-i-already-own

You will need to make an account at this link to submit your request.
https://account.longines.com/en/account/index/create?#!/

Can I get information about a Longines watch I already own?
Yes, we can supply the following information depending on what we are able to find in our archival records:
-Type of watch and material
-Type of movement
-Invoice date
-Name of the invoiced dealer
-Destination country
-Model reference number
-Model name or name of collection it belongs to
-Suggested retail price at the time of model launch

Depending on the watch, only some of this information may be available; we only give out information when we have corroborating sources.

In order for us to carry out research on your watch, we require the following information:
-A description of the watch (type of watch, material, etc.)
-Watch serial number in addition to any numbers and markings engraved on the watch, specifying where the engraving can be found
-A few good quality photographs (face, reverse, if possible the inside of the case back and the movement) that will easily allow us to see all of the engravings on the watch.
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