According to the Longines heritage folks this serial comes back to:
“....identifies a wrist-chronograph in 18ct gold bearing the reference 8273, part of the Conquest collection. It is fitted with a mechanical manually wound movement, caliber 332 and was produced in 1970.”
The 332 is the Longines version of the famous Valjoux 72. The watch is running well but service history is unknown and I always assume vintage watches will need to be serviced and you should too.
The back has faded with 49 years of skin contact but the serial is still deep. There is a scratch on the back from somebody’s attempt to open it at some point. The dial looks fantastic in my opinion and it’s very clean. The watch is approximately 38x39mm
It’s on a custom 19mm Ostrich leg strap from Aaron Bespoke straps that is nearly new. The watch is solid 18k gold but the strap buckle is not.
I’m happy to keep it as well and I like it but I’m not wearing much yellow gold now and thinking about doing something different. It has a vintage longines box that I don’t think originally came with the watch but I’ll include it since it came with it when I bought it.
Willing to hear some trade options but I’m particularly interested in an older el primero a384 or a385.
Asking $5200 via wire, PayPal, or cash.
Happy to do a FTF in Washington DC and I’ll be in LA from 12/21-26. Otherwise can ship wherever at buyers expense. Plenty of Seller references (mostly on other forums) but I have traded and purchased multiple watches from WUS with established members. Also sold multiple watches on eBay with 100% rating.
I’ll be listing a few other watches soon in an effort to thin out the herd. PM with any questions. Thanks!