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Commemorative LONGINES Classic (Saddam Hussein Portraiture)

This watch was SOLD on March 1, 2012 (Destination: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates).

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch
Gender: male
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 28 mm
Dial Height: 30 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: gold-filled
Case Width: 32 mm without crown
Case Height: 36 mm with lugs
Case Thickness: 6 mm
Serial Number on Back: 21542778, 6302, 894
Serial Number on Movement: 56305727, L 994.1
Bracelet: leather
Bracelet Length: 6.25 in (measures up to 7.75 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made LONGINES Classic Saddam Hussein Commemorative Automatic Date Watch

  • 98% Original/Complete LONGINES parts! - new band & clasp
  • black detail on textured gold face
  • date display window
  • gold-filled case, crown & clasp
  • stainless steel back
  • new black leather band
  • 25 jewels automatic movement

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

This LONGINES is a vintage classic timepiece of elegant structure composed of a thin open case & black-coated fluted hands - very classy. This elegance is obviously why Saddam Hussein's governance chose this watch as a commemorative item for individuals who have done honorable service for the late dictator.

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

As a leading member of Iraq's Ba'athist party, Saddam Hussein modernized Iraq by using money obtained from the seizure of oil fields to provide free education, health care & improvement of infrastructure. He combined this with a repressive security apparatus to seize control of Iraq & was eventually overthrown by a US led invasion when he was seen as a threat to US interests in the region. Saddam Hussein was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from July 16, 1979 to April 9, 2003. [Reference: Bio. True Story]

gold-filled case

pristine textured gold dial or face

The dial has slight imperfections: The surface has scattered age spots, which appear like dust particles & discoloration (color has turned a darker shade of gold), mostly on the upper right side. These marks are visible but hardly seen in the photos, that's why I'm stating them here!
longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

fluted black-coated steel hands

date display window at 3 o'clock

fluted gold-filled hour markers

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

full-color Saddam Hussein portraiture at 12 o'clock

black/gold LONGINES symbol logo; black LONGINES name logo, "AUTOMATIC", serial numbers & "SWISS" at 6 o'clock

I must comment that the head is done in great detail & bears a striking resemblance to (& therefore a photographic copy of) the subject.
longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

gold-filled LONGINES crown

clear acrylic crystal

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

new black leather band

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

new gold-filled clasp

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

case back embossed with "STAINLESS STEEL BACK" & serial numbers

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

reverse side of case back embossed with LONGINES name & symbol logos, serial numbers & "SWISS MADE"

longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch
longines saddam hussein classic automatic date watch

Swiss-made LONGINES 25 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician; A cunning LONGINES symbol outline is cut into the rotor!

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