Longines Admiral 5-Star Automatic Calendar ref. 1059 circa 1979


Brand: Longines

Model: Admiral 5-Star Automatic Calendar ref. 1059; Swiss Made circa 1979

Case: Yellow gold-plated case with solid stainless steel screw-down back is approximately 36mm excluding the unsigned winding crown

Strap: Vintage new old stock (NOS) Kreisler 11/16" (~18mm) black shell cordovan strap with matching yellow gold-tone tang buckle

Movement: Longines cal. L890.01 self-winding automatic movement (25 jewels) with quick-set date display at 3 o'clock and hacking seconds function; 28,800 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original brushed silver dial with applied Longines logo and yellow gold-tone hour markers; matching original yellow gold-tone handset; high-beat Longines automatic movement with hacking seconds function; convenient quick-set date feature; cool presentation caseback with local history; acrylic crystal

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor signs of wear consistent with age and light use; sharp gold-plated case is unpolished with very minimal wear; stainless steel screw-down caseback with professional inscription remains clearly legible; gorgeous original brushed silver dial with yellow gold-tone accents and crisp printing throughout; nice matching original handset; clean acrylic crystal

Other: This beautiful Longines Admiral 5-Star Automatic watch was sourced locally here in Wisconsin, which comes as no surprise given the historical caseback inscription. According to the inscription, this watch was presented to a Usinger's employee with the initials, "A.R.S."  in 1979 for 35 years of loyal service to the company. With history dating all the way back to 1880, Usinger's is still in business today and remains headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a staple in our community. We rarely get to know the history of a particular watch, but learning about the past is one of the many reasons to love and collect vintage. Above and beyond the Usinger's connection, this particular Longines Admiral is in exceptional overall condition. It can be paired with a wide variety of strap options and dressed up or down. With a quality Longines automatic movement and convenient quick-set date feature, it is quite the bargain.

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