Welcome to Watch Talk Forums! The Longines caliber L645.1 inside your watch is based on an ETA caliber 2890 - you can see those numbers near the balance wheel on the right side of your photograph. It appears to be a 90's model but could be as early as mid 80's or as recent as a few years ago. Not all Longines models had series names attached to them. If you have the serial number off the movement and the numbers from the inside of the caseback you can e-mail Longines for some information on it.
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Actually, this is my first Longines. I will post more info once I find out more from Longines. Thanks for the warm welcome!
Longines hasn't gotten back to me yet on the model question.
I am a sucker for vintages, loved the dial, and picked this off ebay. I wasn't prepared for how light this turned out to be... compared to my Breitling this is a feather weight. I had also conveniently not noticed it had no second hand! . I am attaching the pic of the inside of the back case...hopefully it will help ID it.
I saw from your threads earlier that some Longines may not have had "seconds" hands... I am surprised this continued through the 80's if it is from that era. Is this normal?
And the inside automatic rotor makes a racket! like ball bearings without lubricant, spinning metal disk rubbing against back may be. Regardless of the noise, it seems to be keeping time, should I worry?
Can I manually wind this to charge it?
I am just thankful that I didn't get a brick considering its from ebay. :D
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