Longines Tre Tacche cal. 10.68Z from 1939 + Longines Extract from the Archives

Longines, a stainless steel ‘Tre Tacche’ wristwatch with in-house Longines calibre 10.68Z, made in Switzerland, accompanied with the Extract of the Archives

An early tool watch: Vintage Longines ‘Tre Tacche’ wristwatch from 1939 with stainless steel stepped watch case and high-grade manual wind Longines 10.68Z movement

Stainless steel. Furthermore, the watch bears the nickname ‘Tre Tacche’. Translated, it means three notches, which refers to the heavy screwed case back construction. This nickname was adopted by the Italian watch collector’s community for these early Longines time only wristwatches with these type of case backs.

Original and patinated dial with subsidiary second’s dial at six ‘o clock

Manual wind Longines 10.68Z movement

15 mm leather strap with open ends, hand made in Italy

Finding honest and original vintage Longines watches from the 1930-1940’s era is a true challenge for most collectors and dealers. This example dates back to 1939, and was invoiced to the company Terrasse, which was an agent for Longines at the time in Sweden. This information was provided by Longines, based on the serial number which is visible on the movement.

30 x 38 mm

Bought from a Swedish collector

Additional note:
Every watch is sold with our own Collection Extract. The Collection Extract is an official document we add to your watch order. This certificate, or ‘extract’, states the details of the specific watch. Details as the serial number, materials used and production date are present on this document. In addition, your personal details are added to the Collection Extract, to ensure your watch belongs to you. Of course, all our watches are also delivered with an invoice and insured priority shipping.

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