Longines ref 3649 from 1936
Case Material: stainless steel
Case Dimensions: top lug to bottom lug length 35.5mm, width 19.7mm (excl. crown), thickness 8.4mm
Service history: NA. Currently in running condition
Lug Width: 16mm
Bracelet/Strap: new generic pig skin leather strap (pictured)
Overall, this piece is in nice vintage condition. The case has some scratches but we believe it is unpolished given that it retains its sharp edges and original beautiful case design profile. The dial has aged and has blemishes throughout (please check photos) which adds to its character. The crystal is clean with no noticeable scratches. The blue steeled handset and crown is in good condition overall. The movement history is unknown but is currently running in acceptable vintage condition.
According to Longines' handwritten registers, the movement serial number 5'356'621 and case serial 18353 of this piece identifies a wristwatch in stainless steel bearing the reference 3649. It is fitted with a Longines manually wound mechanical movement, caliber 25.17 and was invoiced on 30 July 1936 to the company Hattori, which was at that time Longines’ agent for Japan. Hattori company is Seiko’s former company name. The founder of Seiko, Kintaro Hattori, originally founded Hattori company in Tokyo. This is a truly a remarkable piece of history and we can only imagine what this watch may have witnessed throughout the course of its existence. If only watches can talk... Archive papers from Longines will be included.