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Longines Ref 5403 24 Hr "Military" Dial, Cal 23M 1944 Vintage Watch

C$ 684

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Basic Info

Brand Longines
Ref. No. 5403
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1944
Condition 3 (fair)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, Florida, Bradenton
Price $500 (= C$ 684) [Negotiable]
Availability Available now

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 23M
Number of jewels 16
Frequency 18000 A/h

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 33.5 mm

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Lug width 16 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel
Buckle width 16 mm

Description

This 1944 Longines Reference 5403 is cased in steel and measures 33.5mm excluding the replacement crown. The steel case has not been over polished, lugs remain thick with defined edges. Case back and lugs stamped with matching numbers.

Original factory finish silver “Military” style 24 hour dial with grey/green oxidation along outer edge. Arabic numerals one through twelve in radium lume, thirteen through 24 printed in black. “LONGINES” printed in black. Original hour and minute hands with red painted replacement seconds hand.

Under the hood is a clean sweep seconds 23M, running well and keeping time. Interestingly the 23M is found in both a center sweep seconds and subsidiary seconds version.

From Longines’ archives:

“The original serial number 6’992’583 identifies a wristwatch in stainless steel bearing the reference 5403. It is fitted with a Longines manually wound mechanical movement, caliber 23M. It was invoiced on 1 March 1946 to the company Longines-Wittnauer, which was at that time our agent for the USA.”

This Longines will arrive on a handmade brown leather NATO strap.

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*Due to the sensitive nature of vintage watches, this watch should be treated as though not water resistant, even if marked as being so.

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Size guide for wristbands

1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.