Dating an antique pocket watch
This method of production proved to be very successful, and by the early 1900's the Longines factory employed over 1000 people and had achieved worldwide distrubution and success with its products.The Longines "Winged Hourglass" (actually a winged clepsydra for those who care about such things) is the oldest registered trademark for a watch company, having been registered in 1880. became the exclusive sales agent for Longines in 1880, starting a relationship that would last for 114 years. was sold by the Wittnauer family and renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co., a name that became so linked in the minds of the public that most assume that Longines and Wittnauer watches are the same. Even though my main interest is for silver objects, in recent years I've begun to buy non-silver related items, including in my collection some pieces as cameo glass vases, "barbotine" dishes, portrait miniatures, shell cameo brooches, and others. Petersburg) - asparagus fork - asparagus holder - asparagus server - assayer mark B: baby rattle - bed warmer - beehive honey-pot - bell - berry spoon - betel box - bib holder - bigorne - biscuit warmer - boatswain's call - bombilla - bosun whistle - bottle ticket - bougie-box - bourdalou - brandy saucepan - bratina - brazier - bread-basket - Britannia metal - British hallmarking - Broad Arrow - buckle - butter cooler - butter dish - butt marker C: caddy spoon - cake-basket - canteen - card tray - caster - castor - cayenne scoop - cayenne spoon - chanukah lamp - charka - chatelaine - cheese toaster - chota peg - cigar lighter - close plating - coach pot - coaster - coat of arms - cocktail shaker - coffee-cup holder - coin holder - coronation regalia - counter holder - cow creamer - cream scoop - cream skimmer - crest - 'crown' mark on sterling silver and silverplate - cruet stand - crumb scoop - crumb tray D: dance card - decanter-stand - decanter wagon - dish cross - dish ring - dog-nose spoon - doll's house miniature - duty dodger - duty mark E: egg boiler - egg coddler - egg cup - egg-cup frame - egg spoon - electrotype (metalwork) - ember bowl - entre dish - EPBM - E. I was able to acquire some pieces of the 18th century and much more of the 19th century.
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The Winged Hourglass logo first appeared on Longines watches in about 1867. In fact, they produced distinctly different movements, though both are of similar excellent quality.
Longines was the first company known to have created precision timers for sporting events.