Scarce "Longines Reference 5847" men's Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid 14K rose gold, circa 1947.
According to Longines' historical records division in Switzerland, this watch was invoiced to Longines' United States agent and distributor Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co. in New York on November 3, 1947 for sale in the United States. Different than most Longines watches sold in the United States, this example has a Swiss-made case and was shipped as a complete watch from Switzerland. This watch has a massive solid gold case weighing in at an impressive 14.5 grams. It is in crisp, excellent condition showing only very light wear, and has some of its original brushed finish on the hooded lugs. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. The case measures 35mm long and 24mm wide. Refinished dial is excellent, has rose gold applied markers and matching rose gold hands. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Longines grade 8LN manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.