History and Characteristics of Longines WatchesFounded in 1832 in Saint Imier, Switzerland under the name Raiguel Jeune & Cie, the company soon to be known as Longines, was the first to work outside the established model of timepiece making, by starting their own assembly factory. Eliminating the middleman, the component trading office, allowed Longines to set the stage for exporting their distinctive timepieces to the American market. The name Longines came about in 1876, when the company adopted the name from its new location - the “long meadows”. Gaining momentum in the timepiece market, Longines became well known for its expertise in chronographs, specifically in their aviation and sports timepieces. Through the decades, Longines modified and improved the internal movement and the external appearance of its timepieces. The Lindberg watch was created to simplify and improve navigation and is still available in a more modern version. Today, Longines is best known as the official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. Longines continues to bring innovative and improved mechanics in timepieces to the market cementing their place in timepiece history.
Bailey Banks & Biddle carries a distinctive and extensive collection of Longines watches; the styles ranging from sport and casual to classic and elegant watches. Each Longines watch exemplifies the best of mechanical operation as well as a styling reflective of its heritage. The Longines watch, with its specialized proprietary movement is a favorite among sports enthusiasts as well as the everyday consumer. Bailey Banks & Biddle is honored to be an authorized dealer of the 100% authentic Longines watch collection.
Why Buy a Longines Watch from Bailey Banks & Biddle?Bailey Banks & Biddle and Longines share a history of innovation and modernization. As a leader in the fine watch industry, Bailey Banks & Biddle honors a history that can be traced back to Philadelphia in the 1800’s. The producer of the Congressional Medal of Honor and several other distinguished military medals, Bailey Banks & Biddle is committed to doing business only with brands that embrace the company’s values. Bailey Banks & Biddle has impressively captured and maintained a first-rate reputation in the competitive jewelry world. Bailey Banks & Biddle operates businesses in California, Virginia, Texas, and Pennsylvania.
Bailey Banks & Biddle takes great pride in offering a revolutionary shopping experience. Their commitment to providing superb customer service helps solidify the strong bonds they build with today’s perceptive consumer. To meet the ever-changing demands of its customers, Bailey Banks & Biddle offers a luxurious shopping atmosphere and exclusive brands that are unrivaled. In-store services include financing, layaway and protection plans for your carefully chosen piece as well as regular cleanings and appraisals to keep your handsome Longines timepiece looking its best.