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Hello! I'm not new to WUS, but I am new to the Longines forum as this is my first post.

I recently purchased my first Longines, a Longines waffle dial 10k gold filled automatic, 34mm, 40mm lug to lug, 12.5mm thick, 18mm strap size with an in-house 19AS automatic movement. I wrote to Longines and they gave me the following information "Originally, the serial number 10'471'624 identifies a Longines mechanical self-winding movement, caliber 19AS. It was invoiced on 16 July 1958 to the company Longines Wittnauer Watch Co., INC., which was at that time our agent for the USA. The other parts of the watch were produced locally under license from Longines. Unfortunately, since the relevant archives are not in our possession, we are unable to provide any further information on your model."

If anyone has any further information or thoughts about my "new" watch, I'd love to hear them, as well as learn more about Longines during this time period. Thank you in advance!

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That Time teller guy got into you? :) I find is opinion about most stuff to be very strange. He totally ignores Longines for their new watches yet he has never even seen most of them (if any at all).
 

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Hi,

Nice catch there.

If I may, you should quickly have it serviced. Water came inside the watch from the crown, the stem is rusty. This same humidity probably corroded a bit the hands.
 

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Thanks Deli and that's exactly what I did, I immediately shipped the watch to Tristan at Wierclock for a full service. I received it back yesterday and it is running strong and accurate, and looks great! If you are looking for a trusted and talented watchmaker for your vintage watch, Tristan Wier is your guy!
 

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It's a really well preserved white waffle dial.
In the case of a white dial, it may be discolored, so this is a problem, but this is very good.
Enjoy it :)
 
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