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Auction for teaching how to clone auctions / Longines. An 18K gold manual wind flyback chronograph wristwatch Ref 6234 10 26, 1955

Lot 42
Longines. An 18K gold manual wind flyback chronograph wristwatch
Ref: 6234 10 26, 1955
11 August 2022, 10:30 BST
London, New Bond Street

£5,000 - £7,000

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Longines. An 18K gold manual wind flyback chronograph wristwatch

Reference: 6234 10 26
Date: 1955
Movement: 18-jewel Cal.30CH manual wind, column wheel chronograph, No.9087976
Dial: Pale champagne, applied rose dart, block and Arabic numeral hour markers, black outer 1/5th second divisions, black and blue outer telemetre and base scales, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for seconds and 30 minute recording, rose gilt faceted dagger hands, centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, snap on back, crown flanked by twin chronograph buttons
Strap/Bracelet: Burgundy lizard leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed plated buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm
Accompaniments: Extract from the Archives, green Longines presentation box, unsigned Guarantee, swing tag


The reference 6234 was a large size for the chronographs of the period which was due in part to the legendary movement calibre Longines CH30. The movement has both the classic column wheel control function and the addition of a flyback feature, allowing for instantaneous return to zero while the chronograph functions. This combination is one of the most desirable chronograph movements produced.

This watch was first invoiced on the 27th April 1955 to the company Ostersetzer who were at that time the agent for Longines in Italy.

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