1951 Longines Automatic (Ref. 625C 2) Cal. 22A
For decades Longines created some of the most beautiful and versatile watches in the world, year after year pumping out beauty and reliability, seemingly in competition with only itself. This Ref. 625C 2 is a fantastic example of this trend with a gorgeous blend of sharp lines and curved steel.
The Longines reference 625C 2 is representative of an era that predates the proliferation of the sports watch, when most people simply owned one timepiece that they would wear every single day. Elegant enough to be appropriate at the most formal of events, yet durable enough to stand up to the rigors of daily wear and use, watches such as the Longines Ref. 625C 2 are emblematic of the golden era of mechanical wristwatches, pairing durable stainless steel cases with beautiful dials and self-winding movements.
|Bracelet||Craftex Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet|
The 35mm stainless steel case features a solid, screw-in caseback, and it is in excellent condition with full lugs and small signs of honest wear. The flat bezel and prominent lugs are quite thick in proportion to the case diameter of the watch, giving the Longines Ref. 625C 2 a slightly more angular and utilitarian appearance than similar timepieces from the same era. Completing the watch is a circa-appropriate Craftex stainless steel mesh bracelet with a fold-over clasp.
The beautiful silver dial has aged gracefully over the years and features Arabic numerals at the poles with a small-seconds display at the 6 o’clock location. The radium lume on the dial and handset has taken on a nice patina, although it shows slight signs of degradation and some spots are missing on the minute hand. Both the hour markers on the dial and the original dauphine handset show signs of oxidation that are consistent with age.
None. The watch is keeping excellent time, previous