If you are buying gold why not buy it in a fine quality timepiece. This all original Longines is 14 kt. solid yellow gold case with solid yellow gold back that is marked "Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co. Inc. New York Geneva Montreal" on the inside. 17 jewel cal. 9L manual wind movement is running well and keeping good time. Silver original dial with gold markers and gold hands, shows some age but not that bad and better it is original. New black leather band. Cir. 1940's/50's.
Size 23 x 37 mm
Ken Cooper our best and only sales manager on the west coast has been known to get his best help when offering what he say is what he knows about the history of these listings when he reads the tea leaves in the bottom of his beer stein and see what he says is the real history of this watch.
Stanne Tomaszs was a sad and bitter man due to losing both legs and one arm while using the port-a-potty on the worksite for the building of Cat City's newest high rise. A bulldozer out of control and driven by the county's worst driver, a Mr. Shigeta Aota Sr, shattered the portable toilet while Mr. Tomaszs was using the potty. Badly injured and horribly maimed, he was sent first to a small hospital in the city and finally to a large medical center in the heart of Cat City. The days and months passed and Stanne just became more and more bitter towards life and the world and was highly upset that Shigeta Aota Sr was allowed to continue to operate heavy machinery and had been promoted after the accident. All this would change when a departing patient, who had been on Stanne's ward, left him a great looking used Longines timepiece. His departing words were, " this watch will speed your recovery and improve your outlook on life once you discover it's inner beauty and many secrets." At first Tomaszs was disgusted, how could a watch he could not set nor wind improve his life? Yet as days passed he was drawn to the great beauty of the stunning Longines. It seemed to glow night and day and whisper to him " learn to wind me and more will follow." So one sunny day Stanne set out to try and set the time. He had a goal and even starting eating better and being more cheerful towards the hospital staff and other patients. One evening he was able to set the time and within a few weeks he was winding it also. He improved so much both in his physical state and also mentally that he was discharge with a great outlook for his future years. Using his savings and an insurance settlement from the accident he established a motivational speaking organization that thrived once the word got out that Stanne could inspire a losing sports team to victory after victory and sell used Yugos to the wealthy residents of Cat City. On his 90th birthday he retired to his plush home overlooking the bright lights of Cat City and one crisp fall day he entered "Large Pant's Traveling Watch Show & Ice Cream Delights. He observed a red faced, jolly gentleman known to all inside as Girard or Mr. Large Pants leaping & prancing throughout the building while sing off key, "Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Good Old Fashioned Ice Cream." He quickly engaged Girard in conversation and told him the story of the glistening Longines. After selling the watch to Girard he gave dancing lessons & voice training to Girard so that he would not have such a grating nasal toned voice. He also told Girard he hoped that the shiny Longines would inspire a new owner to become the best he could be. Overcome with emotion, Girard and Mr. Tomaszs set down and consumed several gallons of rich, creamy fat laden ice cream. Stanne noticed that Girard's massive wrist's moved like a steam engine while he devoured the ice cream using two large spoons. Please inform your friend where you purchased the watch and observe how your life changes for the better as it did for Mr. Stanne Tomaszs in Cat City. Girard disclaims the statement the watch will change your life for the better but does say it's great looking and keeps good time.