Longines Caliber 280
|Movement Type||Manual wind, mechanical|
|Lift Angle||50 degrees|
|Power Reserve||42 hours|
|Vibrations Per Hour||19,800 bph
|Features||Hours, minutes, central seconds|
|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland|
|Known Models||Longines Sports Chief, other vintage Longines wristwatches. Please add yours to comments below…|
The pictures posted here are of the caliber 280 found in a vintage Longines watch from 1961.
There are several variations of this caliber: the 280 pictured here; 281 with a date complication; 284 featuring an excenter regulator; and the 285 with a date and an excenter regulator. The mainspring of the caliber 280 is in a sealed unit.
You may have heard about the Longines RR280 which is a rare railroad grade chronometer. One of the distinguishing differences would be the swan neck regulator in the chronometer. The original railroad model had large Arabic numerals on the dial with “R.R. 280” at 6:00 (this watch was reissued in 2016 with a Longines caliber L888.2 aka ETA A31.L01).
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Caliber submitted by wahawatches.com