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PostSubject: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 12:32 pm

This beauty has been at the watchmaker since Feb.....just got it back this week!! It's an ultra-rare Longines Ultronic RR Approved. This uses the same technology as the Accutron (tuning forks) and was licensed to the Swiss by Bulova. Probably early seventies.

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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 12:56 pm

Great looking watch and since I have a Hamilton Below Zero I IMMEDIATELY noticed THE ZERO on the dial!

Looks BRAND NEW!

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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 1:07 pm

Love that dial Gary! Your collection is so impressive. Where do you send your watches for repair/service?
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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 2:36 pm

man, this is a great watch with the classic RR white dial and stayed true with the hand set. nice looking case too
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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 7:12 pm

Northwestguy wrote:
Love that dial Gary! Your collection is so impressive. Where do you send your watches for repair/service?

John,

Thanks for the great compliment!! MY Railroad collection is my pride and joy, thanks for noticing.

I have used a few different watchmakers...for this one I chose an 'expert' to send it to instead of my regular guy. Check out [url= http://www.accutrons.com/ ] http://www.accutrons.com/ [/url]. The results seem great but he had it for 8 months, was not cheap, (again not worried about price for work done was OK) and only answered my phone calls and emails once. Other than my worry about getting a rare watch back, the final product was worth the slight hassle. PM me if you want to know my regular guy...who is pretty decent Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  812159 as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 7:23 pm

Looks like this one came out GREAT Gary ! ..I would say this
Ultronic is ULTRA-Cool by the way !!! cheers ..The white dial is
SO sharp, and the way all of the numbers contrast is just right.
It's nice to be able to see such BIG numbers on a watch as well.
Kind of shows you how watches were years ago, and how a
watch like this was supposed to be. The hands are the show
stoppers on the dial if you ask me with the heart shape there
on the hour hand, along with second hand. Also think the case,
and crystal have that awesome vintage feel. However, it's the
movement which after being serviced just looks ASTONISHING ! Shocked
Seems like it was well worth the wait because this movement
really does look new now. You can see all of the detail in the
metal and enjoy ALL of the details like that tuning fork you
mentioned ! ..AMAZING job, AMAZING movement, AMAZING
watch !!!! Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  803574 Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  803574 Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  46145 I'm glad you have this one back now
Gary ! ..ENJOY it sir !

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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 8:02 pm

Wow, that is sooo nive, and uber rare to boot.
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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeMon Oct 11, 2010 1:59 am

OUTSTANDING, Gary!

I have an Accutron R.R. that I love for dress. Your Longines is extremely classy. Congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved    Just back from service, Longines Ultronic Railroad Approved  Icon_minitimeMon Oct 11, 2010 5:36 am

Thanks guys!! Rolling Eyes Maybe I can wear it after 'Red October'.

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