It was sold for far more than a magnificent pocket-watch that was bought at auction in 2005 for the Longines Museum for the sum of Longines would like to congratulate the new owner of the Albert Einstein watch.Longines is especially proud of this ambassador of genius, who incidentally owned a second watch made by the same manufacturer.On 16 October 2008 in New York, Antiquorum auctioned a Longines gold watch dating from 1929 that had belonged to Albert Einstein and was probably given to the famous physicist in Los Angeles in 1931.Albert Einstein, whose discoveries revolutionised our perception of time, frequently wore this sober, elegant timepiece. It has thus become the brand’s product that has fetched the highest price ever at auction.
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I am slowly adding serial number tables to this site. With the exception of BULOVA, the numbers on the inside and outside of the CASE ITSELF are ONLY for identification purposes - they mean nothing.
Serial number records are available for many of the old pocket watch companies like AM Waltham, Elgin, South Bend etc. The number you need is the serial number stamped on the MOVEMENT (i.e the inner workings).
In the new piece (on the right in the photo above), Longines have changed quite a lot with respect to the original.
The dial is black, which provides a more striking and coordinated look, matching the alligator leather strap.