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I bought this off a friend over 10 years ago.
I look on the web, pretty much all Longines has Swiss marked at the bottom of the dial but my is not.

It's ultra thin, manual winding and the back only mark wrench # to open and Stainless Steel bezel..
Original band was metal. I replaced it with this brown leather band.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzdNFQBCfzxoLVZZcFlsM2pkLVU&usp=sharing

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Mmmm - not sure, where you take pictures from, outer space?
Gut feel = possible
BUT
I would want movement serial number to be sure on this.

Oh! Hi and welcome
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pictures taken on my office desk.
I am unable to open the back as I don't have the tool.
I'm curious myself what is actually inside too.
 

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pictures taken on my office desk.
I am unable to open the back as I don't have the tool.
I'm curious myself what is actually inside too.
Oh, I know whats inside, but i need the serial number

and FORGET sharp knives, get a competent jeweler to open
 

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I don't have the wrench 1275 as stated on the back and trying with a knife with no luck except scratching the back of the watch.
Other then no marking, this watch work very well and time is very precise.
 

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I don't have the wrench 1275 as stated on the back and trying with a knife with no luck except scratching the back of the watch.
Other then no marking, this watch work very well and time is very precise.
As i said
DO NOT attempt to open!!
 

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Firstly, I can't see the pictures. Photo hosting sites are really getting stupid, Shen can't be viewed on an iPhone.

The warning to use the tool was standard on Longines and LeCoultre watches imported by the Wittnauer company. The cases are American, and of good quality, usually made by tge Star Watch Case Company. So, if that's the basis for questioning the authenticity, it shouldn't be. If the pictures were easier to see, I or someone who knows much more might have more to say.

Here's my Longines Flagship in a Star case:





Rick "yes, these are front loaders" Denney
 

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That case looks exactly like the case for one of my hand-wound Timex watches (that I got as part of a $28 11-peice lot for use as watchmaker practice subjects). That's not to say that Longines never used a similar case (I'm no Longines expert), but this looks like a forgery to me. :(
 
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