Dating an antique pocket watch
Francillon wanted to modernize the production of watches and believed that bringing all the final assembly and finish operations together into one factory would be a more efficient method of production.
The Longines "Winged Hourglass" (actually a winged clepsydra for those who care about such things) is the oldest registered trademark for a watch company, having been registered in 1880. became the exclusive sales agent for Longines in 1880, starting a relationship that would last for 114 years. was sold by the Wittnauer family and renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co., a name that became so linked in the minds of the public that most assume that Longines and Wittnauer watches are the same.
Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart was also known to have worn a Longines watch, which is described here.
Longines produces some really beautiful wristwatches; classic designs that look as good today as they did 50 years ago.
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