Some time ago I shared one of my Longines “Tre Taccch”, now it’s time for another one…
I am not sure what it is but I find these watches very charming!
Maybe it’s the robust, no-nonsense case in combination with the military look of the hands an dial…
Either way, this one is a bit larger, still on the smaller side, but larger than the previous.
At a size of 32.5 – 33.0 mm, it still is on the smaller side if you are used to wear watches between 37 – 42 mm… But once on the wrist that feeling disappear fast!
All the typical elements are there, the waterproof case, the step bezel, broad hands, radium on both hands and dial, enlarged crown…
There are a lot of similarities with the Longines 23088 W.W.W. – one of them, long quite thin lugs. Even if the lugs are on the longer side for the case size, they do not look fragile as many others do.
The W.W.W. has an almost 5 mm larger case, most of the size difference is in the bezel of the W.W.W. compared with this watch.
And here they are – the Tre Tacche, the three notches!
I am still to figure out the purpose of these lines that can be seen on the back of the lugs. They are more or less visible on all the waterproof cases from this time period – early 1940’s.
Based on the movement number, my watch is from 1942.
Inside is the Longines Calibre 12.68Z which is not only similar, but same as in the Longines 23088 W.W.W.!
The Calibre 12.68Z is a beautiful gilt movement. Beating at 18000 vph / 2.5 Hz, with a power reserve of 41 hours.
Next time we should look at a “Tre Tacche” from a different brand, just to mix it up and to show that other brands also used these waterproof, step cases.
Here is a link to my previous post about Longines “Tre Tacche”: Shot of the day: Longines Tre Tacche
Stay tuned for more…