Bill Robinson's Dawson Award Watch --

1967 Longines Olympian

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1967 Longines Olympian

The Longines Olympian model was offered from 1960-1980.  It was a 17-jewel, stainless steel, shock-proof, anti-magnetic, unbreakable mainspring watch.

"The Longines Olympian on your wrist makes you a member of the teams of the most astute, discriminating judges of watches in the world - the me who consistently choose Longines to time the Olympics, the championships, the new world records..."

In 1966, a new sleek 28mm x 28mm square model was offered, with a brushed "florentine" case surrounding a round silver dial. It was priced at $75 (over $500 in 2020 dollars). 

It was the square Longines Olympian that was awarded to Bill Robinson in 1967 as the top Rookie at the Yankees Spring Training. His Olympian was engraved, “Dawson Award ~ Top Yankee Rookie ~ Apr. 6, 1967 ~ Bill Robinson”