1969 Longines Comet Cal. 702
The world of vintage Longines is vast, filled with interesting and unique references, unlike almost any other manufacturer. This is true whether one wishes to get weird with a racing, dress, diving, or any other category of a watch. Longines has them all. The late 60s and 70s especially were a time when the watch world as a whole really tested the limits of design, of what a watch could be and how it could look, not just what it could do.
|Bracelet||2pc Leather Strap|
The stainless steel case measures in at 35x41 millimeters and is somehow almost as round as it is rectangular. It features a satin finish, original Longines signed crown, and a screw-down case back. The case has an almost cartoonish energy, making it one of the most fun but completely wearable watches we have ever come across. Interestingly, due to the mostly functioning dial, the "Longines, Comet" text is actually applied to the underside of the crystal. This watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The dial continues the cartoonishness with its gorgeous and totally unique cerulean and gunmetal bullseye layout. The time is told by the rotation of the two blue dial sections, and their accompanying tritium dot and arrow, relative to the stationary hour and minute tracks. The massive, almost computer cursor-like, arrow hour hand is a design element as bold as anything else on this watch, and possibly more so. From every angle this is a watch to admire.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.