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Longines ‘Glossy’ Diver

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THE NITTY GRITTY

Maker: Longines
Model: ref. 7970-1
Functions: Date, unidirectional rotating bezel
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 41x42mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Crystal: Acrylic
Lume: Yes, tritium
Lug Width: 22mm
Box/Papers: N/A
Year: 1967

CONDITION REPORT

The case is to our eyes unpolished -the case back engravings are very present and sharp-. The lugs are crisp and sharp, too. The dial is in beautiful condition, without any significant dings or scratches. All the tritium lume is present and glows under UV light (even the bezel numerals). The high-beat movement is working flawlessly -beats at 36,000 bph-. Crown is correct and signed. The bezel freely rotates, and clicks as it should. The orange hand is very good condition, maintaining the original color.

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Description

Longines is a well respected brand. They manufactured awesome pieces from calatrava-style all the way to steel sport watches. This watch is one of the latter.

The case is, in some ways, ahead of its period. Usually these cushion-shaped cases were produced in the 70s decade, but this one was just before that, in 1967. Longines made sure to make this a proper sports watch, with of course high legibility, due to the big tritium indices and the colorful orange hand.

The bezel is in mint condition, with a slightly patinated tritium inside the numerals and the big arrow at 12. It freely rotates as it should, with a very satisfying click.

If this wasn’t enough, the case is -to our eyes- unpolished.  Needless to say, the movement is working flawlessly and with no handicaps.

Grab one uncommon piece of Longines history now or regret it later!