Longines, St. Imier, Switzerland

Avigation (Longines name) based on Caliber ETA 2824
World Timer Navigator (Swissair Exclusive)
Front Front Detail Side Back (Story) Wrist Closer
 
Charleston Quartz 30 Min. Chrono
ETA 255 241, 16 Jewels, Battery R395
Front Front Detail Wrist Front Closer Wrist Side 1 Wrist Side 2 Buckle Back Movement

St.Imier is a nice place to visit
I spent the Christmas vacation 1993 in St. Immer (German name) or St. Imier (French name). The booking took place only a day before Christmas and therefore I had not too many options. I found a vacancy at the Pizzeria located at the main square of the village. To my pleasure, I could see the Longines factory from my window. During the first night, a lot of snow fell. And because of the nice and cold winter weather, the snow did not melt away. I will always remember this very nice view of my room in St. Imier: the glass covered with ice flowers, icicles hanging from the roof and there, just in front of my window, this huge Longines factory, the only building of that size in the village. By the way a famous dial manufacturer Favre & Hugentobler who manufactures for many big brands is also located in St. Imier. The village is well worth a visit, also because of the very easy to reach mountain. A short cable car ride brings you to a nice plateau with a stunning view and a fantastic hiking area.


Please click for full size picture of the Longines factory in midst an idyllic landscape

On July 16th, Bas, a Dutch fellow watch enthusiast and PMWF Admin, remembered having photographed the factory. Thanks Bas! Your picture, taken 2 years ago, will definitely help me and probably others to refresh their memory or inspire them to visit the "Swiss watch land".