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Factory Serviced Vintage LONGINES 8226 Cal 330 Valjoux 72 Chronograph W/Certific

Regular price $4,999.99 Sale price $7,500.00
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Fully Serviced from Factory from Longines of Switzerland with the cost of $2910 in service. Warranty till August 2020


This Longines chronograph has a special scale on its outer track intended for water skiing. The scale allows the driver of a boat to calculate the optimal speed required to complete a slalom course within the allotted time. 

There were countless tool watches developed for specialized purposes in the 1960s and '70s. This Longines chronograph, with a unique scale intended for water skiing, is one of the more esoteric designs we've seen. Located in red between three and five o'clock, this scale calculates the specific speed crucial for the driver of a boat in a water ski slalom, in order help the skier complete a slalom course in the allotted time. 

Slalom water skiing involves a multi-buoy course that a skier must go around. The slalom track measures 259 meters in total, and the rules of the sport stipulate that the speed of the boat must remain between 42km/hr to 57km/hr, which are noted on the scale, between the start and finish line.

When the total distance and speed are calculated accordingly, the time lapse measures between 16.4 seconds and 22.2 seconds to cover the entire 259 meters of the course (which is why the scale is set between those two markers), with a deviation of 4/10ths of a second for the 16.4 seconds mark and one second for the 22.2 seconds mark. The running chronograph seconds hand will indicate to the driver the current speed, and it allows them to adjust how fast the boat should be moving in order for the skier to make it to the finish line in time.

The exotic-style sub-dial is remarkably similar to the one found on the dial of the Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona, with its lollipop-style hash marks in the registers. This Longines is great for those who love water skiing, or someone that simply enjoys a quirky vintage chronograph. This is one of the most unique and beautiful watches i have for sale and a very rare vintage watch. I have a lot of pictures since this watch looks amazing. This is watch has been made into a NOS condition by Longines.   

Come with Certificate of Origin and Authenticity.  come with Longines Booklet, and warranty card good till August 2020. And a Longines Polish cloth. Service box/watch holder. 

This is a beauty fully serviced watch. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working, and factory Serviced. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.  The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.




Cushion Stainless Steel Case and Case Back.

Case Size

  43mm diameter, 15mm thickness

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed, with Screw Back. Sealed from factory.


New Signed Crown. New Pushers.


New Custom-made Mineral Glass.


None. Inner, Water Skiing Bezel


Luminous hands & numbers & indices dial, Swiss made Mark, with the seconds Hand and date at 3 O'clock. Shows light patina Please see picture for more detail.


Seconds, Chronograph, Water Skiing.


Manual-winding, Longines Caliber 330, Valjoux 72 17 Jewels

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled by factory. Come with a Service Warranty!  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.


New Longines Cuir Veritable leather strap with Longines Buckle.     Please see picture.  Lug Size: 22 mm      Please see picture.


Come with Longines Service Box.

Reference #

8271 (8226)

Made in


Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

1     (Please see Tab below for details) Please keep in mind when comparing serviced watches with none serviced watch.  Price is at least $300-$500 more based on complications. Since old watch are like old cars you never know what you gone get.

Timing Test **

Factory tested

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.


Yes, By Longines till Warranty till August 2020 (Please see Tab below for details)


Come with Certificate of Origin and Authenticity. Come with Longines Booklet, and warranty card good till August 2020. And a Longines Polish cloth. Service box/watch holder. All watch functions tested and operable. Circa January 1972 to Joyerias Unidas, in Venezuela. 




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