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Double sided Longines pocket watch


Here is a brilliant Longines pocket watch that looks amazing no matter what side you look at it.

Made in the 1924 by Longines, this pocket watch not only tells the time on one side with the addition of a stop watch, which alone makes it wonderful to admire, but is a rare double-sided pocket watch.

With the "front" telling the time and able to be used for timing, the white enamel dial highlights those beautiful numerals with the seconds being able to be read at the bottom, and when the crown is pushed down, this will start the centre sweep seconds and the top minute counter for the stop watch function.

Then turning the pocket over, reveals the most incredible and highly detailed dial that will have you looking at it even more than the front. While Longines made a few variations of this dial, the one on this pocket watch is their most highly detailed one

Then turning the pocket watch over reveals the most incredible dial. With so much detail, this tachymeter dial, like the front dial, is in exceptional condition. The tachymeter is able to measure speed based on the time travelled over a fixed distance. As these were true working-in-the-field pocket watches, so many of these have damaged dials that are either chipped or cracked, whereas this one has both dials in superb condition.

The nickle silver case measures 52.5mm across by 71.5mm to the top of the bow, and inside the seventeen jewelled Longines calibre 19.73N has been fully serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty.

This is a truly exceptional pocket watch, that is not only so hard to come by, but one in this condition even harder, and will certainly be a wonderful talking point and conversation starter each time anyone looks at it.


Stock# W1916

Maker: Longines

Circa: 1924



Double sided Longines pocket watch

Double sided Longines pocket watch made in the 1920's.

A brief history on the Longines 19.73 calibre

Longines first produced a new 19 ligne chronograph calibre which was given the reference 19.73. This movement was designed to specifically include a chronograph-counter device.

Able to measure one fifth of a second, it also had a 30 minute counter.

What is a tachymeter?

A tachymeter is used to measure speed based on time traveled over a fixed distance. The allows the measurement conversion of elapsed time, in seconds per unit, to speed in units per hour. A tachymeter scale is used to measure times from approximately 7 seconds to 60 seconds.

Where can I get my pocket watch repaired in Sydney?

At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building. We employ an in-house watchmaker who used to work for LVMH and Rolex. All watch and pocket watch repairs are able to be completed on-site and not sent off to anywhere else. Along with a state-of-the-art watchmaking workshop, we also have a polishing room, with among other items, a lapping wheel and laser welder.

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