What’s It Worth? Unheralded Longines vs Famous Rolex Watches

Everyone talks about the Rolex Daytona (A), like the stainless steel one pictured here, which we paid $100,000 for last year. However, Longines, unlike today, was a true innovator in the 1930s and ’40s, and some designs like this chronograph (B) bring big dollars even in stainless steel. We paid $16,000 for this one (B) because of the unusual Longines movement, the blocky case and the military issue, even though it is missing parts.

Modern Longines chronograph watches bring $500 to $3,000, but those created before the 1950s can bring $10,000 to $30,000 in stainless steel! If you have any Longines, Rolex or chronograph watch that you would like to sell, we would like to see them. We make house calls or will meet you at your attorney’s office anywhere in Tampa Bay. We are former Sothebys.com associates. You have read about us in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Buying GOLD! We will beat any offer in the U.S. on diamonds, watches and gold.

JEFF HESS, Owner & Appraiser.
Comments, questions or suggestions for this column, please send to jeffreyphess@aol.com.
St. Petersburg. 1131 4th St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33701. 727.898.4377.
Tampa. 1607 W Swann Ave Hyde Park Village Tampa FL 33606, 813.875.3935. Contact Us.

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