Service Recommendations for Longines Watches
It is recommended having your Longines timepiece examined and/or serviced by a professional after every four or five years of use. This will guarantee that your Longines watch remains reliable and precise. As your watch is a fine instrument that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it must be checked for consistent lubrication as not to wear out the mechanical movements in the timepiece.
Our Expertise at Fixing Longines Watches
Our highly experienced watchmakers are professionals who can carry out any and all restoration work of Longines watches. Our small team of professionals uses the most up-to-date techniques and equipment to repair, examine or restore your modern or vintage Longines timepiece. With constant training, our staff always strives to improve the level of service they can offer customers. And before any work is completed, our staff carries out a series of tests and prepares an accurate estimate for their work. The staff also uses genuine Longines materials when required for replacement.
Services We Provide for Longines Watches
Longines Watches We Repair
Auguste Agassiz founded the Longines Watch Company in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Originally, the company started as what would be called a “home business,” where talented watchmakers would work on watches out of their homes. Agassiz later hand down the company he started to his nephew, Ernest Francillon. Francillon built a factory in Les Longines (near Saint-Imier) and consolidated all its watchmakers under one roof. By 1879, the company (now named Longines) began producing chronographs. In May of 1890, Longines registered its “winged hourglass” trademark, which still stands today as the oldest registered logo for a watch company.
Longines timepieces were the official timekeepers at the first modern-day Olympics held in 1892, and they were the first to use automatic timekeeping for the Federal Gymnastics at Basel in 1912. In 1899, Artic Louis Amédée de Savoie brought a Longines watch with him to the North Pole. In 1945, the birth of the self-winding movement was fathered by the Longines caliber L22A, which featured a bidirectional oscillating weight.
However, Longines is truly known for its line of “Aviator” watches, and a former director of Longines was a friend of Charles Lindbergh, who helped Longines design a pilot watch after he returned from his transatlantic flight.
What Makes Longines Watches Unique
Ernest Francillon was the first watchmaker to incorporate a winding crown on a watch. Before that, all watches had to be wound with a key. This watch earned a bronze medal at the World Expo in Paris in 1867. Today, more than 30 million men and women have owned a Longines timepiece.