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Dial Width: 28 mm
Dial Height: 30 mm
|Movement: 25 jewels automatic
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 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
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.
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
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]
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!
fluted black-coated steel hands
date display window at 3 o'clock
fluted gold-filled hour markers
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.
gold-filled LONGINES crown
clear acrylic crystal
new black leather band
new gold-filled clasp
case back embossed with "STAINLESS STEEL BACK" & serial numbers
reverse side of case back embossed with LONGINES name & symbol logos, serial numbers & "SWISS MADE"
Swiss-made LONGINES 25 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician; A cunning LONGINES symbol outline is cut into the rotor!