ORIGINAL 1970s RETRO WATCH
LONGINES ULTRA QUARTZ REF 16JL10
An extremely rare and very special watch , highly sought after by collectors . Circa 1971 and a direct competitor to Omegas Electroquartz f8192Hz Beta 21 watches . It features an incredible movement that is on the front cover of Pieter Doensen's book " Watch , History of the Modern Wrist Watch " . The only Cybernetic movement ever made and instead of an IC it used separate micro sized electronic parts . 14 transistors , 19 resistors and 7 capacitors have been shoe horned into this watch movement . Hardly any of these survive today . Please check out the link
http://electric-watches.co.uk/makers/longines/longines-ultra-quartz/ for more information .
The Holy Grail of all electronic watch collections and the rarest of the lot . Collectors of early electronic watches dream of having one of these . The watch is in PERFECT working order , just been serviced by the famous Dr Peter Wenzig and holding time correctly .
Brand new old stock and NEVER worn before . Two tone dial is gold with bronze hour graduation ring and quick set date at 3 . The crystal is acrylic and scratch free , housed in a heavy gold plated cushion shaped case . There is no damage , marks or scratches to the case , dial or back cover . The strap is genuine reptile ( i think it is croc ) but has a little deterioration with age . It is useable but for everyday use a better strap would be more suitable . Fits up to slightly over 7.5" wrist . Features very high build quality , sweeping second hand action and you will even feel it humming if worn on your wrist . I can't stress enough how rare this watch is and it is NEVER going to devalue if kept in the same condition . Rare watches like this only go up in value and a very good investment .
Top case to bottom
40mm , side to side ( without crown ) 41mm , thickness ( crystal to back
cover ) 12.5mm
Price £1625 + postage