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Having a look at most of the timepieces released nowadays, it seems that size only matters.
But we think with this nice piece from the late 40s we can easily say: Size doesn’t matter!
These Longines have been delivered to the French Marine ( Marine Nationale) due to their incredible durability.
The 33 mm case with its bezel that gives it an almost stepped profile just looks on point. The movement is a Cal 12.68N and freshly checked by our watchmaker.
On the case back you do find the MN graving as well as the individual number of this issued watch.
This number is also engraved on one of the lugs and inside the case back.
The luminous hands and indexes are filled with radium, and especially the heated blue hands are exactly the little twist that makes this watch so special.
Interesting story on the lettering of the dial:
It clearly says ‘FAB. SUISSE’ which is a must for these M.N. dials.
French law determinate that any products that were imported at that time with a brand name that could give the impression it might have been a french brand and produced in France must clearly notify the consumer where it has been produced.
So as Longines of course sounds very ‘frenchy’ they were one of a long list to have this very prominent printed on their dials.
Right next to a few other well know watchmaker as for example Jaeger le Coultre and many others.
A great issued timepiece with sure a lot of adventures and stories in its mechanical heart!
– Marine Nationale M.N. 5774
– 1 B&S handmade nato watch strap
We are passionate about vintage watches. When you buy a vintage timepiece you buy into a piece of history as well. Most watches we sell have decades of stories to tell. By collecting and wearing such a watch you simply add your story and then pass it on again. There is no object we can feel such a deep connection with. We are really excited to connect you with your next watch.
At Bulang and Sons we have sold hundreds of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs, part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We are really proud of the great reputation we have for dealing only with high quality, high standard watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.
We know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch.
We only offer individual timepieces and have a limited collection of the very finest vintage watches out there. The kind of quality we look for is rare to find, so we are very proud of every single watch in our shop.
It must be pretty clear by now, that we are not your average watch dealer. That is why we don’t sell our watches with a simple ‘Add to cart’ button and often communicate the price on request. We want to get in touch with you personally, to give you the best experience possible and to make sure you find the vintage watch that is right for you. Whether you’re building a collection or out to find that one unique timepiece, we’re here to help. If there is anything you would like to ask, please do. Connecting with other watch lovers is the greatest thing about working at Bulang and Sons.