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    Your Longines

    Your Longines.

    I really like the Heritage and the Master collection.

    So to start it off here is my Heritage Legend Diver and my CAF Pilots.



    Show me yours Longines.

    ismaaeel

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    Almost the same




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    I only have this beauty at the moment:

    Vintage Longines Ultra~Quartz

    MJC_3239 by mcridland, on Flickr

    Mark

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    My only Longines. A "Spirit" from a few years ago.



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    My only current one is this, a Hydroconquest in blue.



    It's always been a favourite of mine and that's not changed.

    It even does some real diving now and then!



    I had this lovely hummer for a while, but was persuaded to part with it...



    I often wish I hadn't... It's the only watch I've got rid of that I've actually missed.

    It was perfect with a suit and shirt.

    I can see my having a LLD sometime and I'm often looking at their multi complication watches.

    Longines is a brand I like. It's quite low profile, but quite classy, I think, partly due to their choices of sports to sponsor (eg equestranism and ski racing) as opposed to the rather 'try hard' Formula One sponsorship of Rolex and others (Personally I think only Casio really suits F1! )

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    Just the one for me........Though I have had 2 Hydro conquests......then flipped them.

    This wont be my one and only Longines though.......as I have my eye on 1............or 2!


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    Don't often get the chance to post in these threads and looking at the quality of the pictures, you'll appreciate why!

    Heritage chrono bought from Redmonaco of this parish a few years back. Looks good with a dark suit.

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    Avigation Big Date bought on Ebay USA about ten years ago.

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    Had a couple of Hydroconquests in the past, but the only Longines currently in my possession is the Heritage 1967 Diver:


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    Here's mine:



    Special Series; not being worn at the moment as I have lost a pin from the beads-of-rice bracelet - can anyone assist?

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    Longines 5 Star Admiral Divers beautifully finished and will not be my only Longines

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    Made by Longines for the West End Watch Co.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper View Post



    Made by Longines for the West End Watch Co.
    Very cool, care to post a movement pic by any chance?
    (The red bezel chronograph is also great).

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    Quote Originally Posted by James K View Post
    Longines 5 Star Admiral Divers beautifully finished and will not be my only Longines

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    Ive not seen one of these before.

    Looks very, very nice indeed...Just what I like!

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    My very favorite watch is a lovely old vintage Longines with many great features.



    It's an oversized (37 mm) steel three-part case with a nice chunky unsigned crown that is easy to grasp and doesn't hurt my fingers when winding. Nomos could do well emulating this crown.
    The dial is a joy. The applied hour makers have a rich warm copper-colored tone. At three, six, nine are chamfered arrow-heads that catch the light and glint wonderfully with an unusual double arrow head at twelve. The contrast between the bright yellow gold hands and the red gold markers when daylight catches them is fabulous.

    The domed plexiglass crystal has a very unusual property of disappearing completely when the watch is angled towards a strong incidental light source; it really does look like a dial with no crystal at all.

    This old watch was restored by Swiss Time Services and keeps time to within COSC specifications. Remarkable as it dates from 1948!

    Roguishly....
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    Was thinking I've probably posted enough photos of this pair recently, but can't resist a thread with this title ;)






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    Quote Originally Posted by dowsing View Post
    Almost the same



    Oh great. We have the same taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleywatch View Post
    Just the one for me........Though I have had 2 Hydro conquests......then flipped them.

    This wont be my one and only Longines though.......as I have my eye on 1............or 2!

    Looks very cool. I might just try the Milanese bracelet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickD View Post
    Don't often get the chance to post in these threads and looking at the quality of the pictures, you'll appreciate why!

    Heritage chrono bought from Redmonaco of this parish a few years back. Looks good with a dark suit.

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    Avigation Big Date bought on Ebay USA about ten years ago.

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    I really like the flat pusher Chronograph. It's almost like a PP. What's the size of the case?

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    Some really lovely examples so far guys, I can add a further three;
    My latest love.
    [IMG]how to screen capture

    These GMTs seem to be unloved, don't know why.
    [IMG][url=https://postimage.org/]jpg images

    ..and a nice vintage diver to complete the red white and blue colour scheme!
    [IMG]pic hosting

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    Subbed. Looking forward to posting a pic of my blue GMT when I can unwrap it 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plume View Post
    Very cool, care to post a movement pic by any chance?
    Here you go...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper View Post
    Here you go...

    Beautiful movement.

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    I absolutely love those orange Ultrasonics. Never seen those before. Know nothing about them. (I had to read the model from the dial).


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    Civilian CAF (no military engravings, but fixed bars) from 1938,






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    S.L love your civilian CAF, it looks untouched. Eddie's reincarnation is one of my favourites.

    Speedish, the Heritage Chrono is 39mm across the bezel. I might be wrong, but I think it's been reissued in a slightly larger case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishRogue View Post
    My very favorite watch is a lovely old vintage Longines with many great features.



    It's an oversized (37 mm) steel three-part case with a nice chunky unsigned crown that is easy to grasp and doesn't hurt my fingers when winding. Nomos could do well emulating this crown.
    The dial is a joy. The applied hour makers have a rich warm copper-colored tone. At three, six, nine are chamfered arrow-heads that catch the light and glint wonderfully with an unusual double arrow head at twelve. The contrast between the bright yellow gold hands and the red gold markers when daylight catches them is fabulous.

    The domed plexiglass crystal has a very unusual property of disappearing completely when the watch is angled towards a strong incidental light source; it really does look like a dial with no crystal at all.

    This old watch was restored by Swiss Time Services and keeps time to within COSC specifications. Remarkable as it dates from 1948!

    Roguishly....
    Great description of a lovely looking watch. And that timekeeping is amazing!

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    A few of mine…

    Longines UltraQuartz(1970/71)



    Longines Ultronic((1972) in the grey/green bezel version



    Going much further back from the top; 1912(and my earliest wristwatch), 1916 "Trench" and 1930's Serbian Railway pocket watch



    Longines were my dad's favourite, so I've always had a soft spot for the marque.


    Helped along by the handy fact they were and to some degree still are "undervalued" in the market. They've caught up in recent years, by quite a bit. By way of illustration all of the above watches bought singly down the years collectively stand me about a thousand euro. How times have changed.

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    Some nice models on show in this post for sure. I like the Admiral and the hydro-conquests, blue and red especially. So much so that I,m seriously thinking of getting the automatic, just unsure if the service costs will be very costly. If after research a general service can be done at reasonable cost I will probably buy one. I don't want a good watch that will cost me £300 every two or three years for a service. So at £632 from Alexanders I may well but one next week. Thanks again David

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    Big fan of Longines. Most of these have been seen on here at one time or another, but this thread is a good excuse to get them out again!

    A very rare reissue Silver Arrow:



    A ref. 7494-2 diver with 290 movement:



    A ref. 7042-3 diver with 19AS movement (and original sharkskin strap!):



    Lastly, a 30CH flyback.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper View Post
    Here you go...

    Thanks a lot... Beautiful, and very interesting. I didn't know these early movements were signed West End Watch Co.
    Were you able to obtain the date from the Longines archives?

    Best regards,
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    Only ever had one Longines, a golden wing similar to this
    it was my first decent watch I bought when I was 21
    I 'lost' it 8 years later on a drunken night out on our weddingmoon which led to a subsequent purchase of my omega Seamaster for our wedding



    I've periodically searched for a replacement (although not that hard) with no joy so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim63 View Post
    Some really lovely examples so far guys, I can add a further three;
    My latest love.
    [IMG]how to screen capture

    These GMTs seem to be unloved, don't know why.
    [IMG][url=https://postimage.org/]jpg images

    ..and a nice vintage diver to complete the red white and blue colour scheme!
    [IMG]pic hosting
    Oh wow, I love the white faced Longines at the top. What model is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJ. View Post
    Oh wow, I love the white faced Longines at the top. What model is it?
    Thanks, it took me a while to track one down. Clous de Paris Model L27034163. http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...90#post4166290

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    A few oldies from me: two wristwatches from the late 60s and a pocket watch from the 40s (I think).






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    Here's mine.
    It was my grandfather's then my uncle's previously.


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    Can I play?


    1943 West End Watch Co, Longines



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    Quote Originally Posted by James K View Post
    Longines 5 Star Admiral Divers beautifully finished and will not be my only Longines

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Nice one James! You've got a very nice bi-metal white dial example from this very underated series Here's a couple of similar variations of this 38mm Longines classic ......



    Cheers
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    I no longer have it but my Hydroconquest (the red version) was the most accurate Swiss auto that I have owned

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeRacer View Post
    Nice one James! You've got a very nice bi-metal white dial example from this very underated series Here's a couple of similar variations of this 38mm Longines classic ......



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    These 2 look great. Specially the white dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeRacer View Post
    Nice one James! You've got a very nice bi-metal white dial example from this very underated series Here's a couple of similar variations of this 38mm Longines classic ......



    Cheers
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    These 2 look great. Specially the white dial.

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    Another view of a restored 1948 oversized steel Longines dress watch...



    Roguishly...

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    Some absolutely stunning watches on this thread. Thanks to all for posting these images.

    Cannot wait to get mt 125th Anniversary Longines back from its repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishRogue View Post
    Another view of a restored 1948 oversized steel Longines dress watch...
    That's very nice indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Thats beautiful - I love the hands and simplicity of the dial

    Is it a 33mm case?

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    Always dresses well

    Always dresses well...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thats beautiful - I love the hands and simplicity of the dial

    Is it a 33mm case?
    34mm. Which makes a difference for me. I used to have a 33mm dress watch and it always felt small, whereas this, once I've tuned into the style, feels just normal.

    BTW I think the numerals are gold leaf, which I guess makes sense given the case is only 9ct. I'm sure a 18ct version with applied solid gold indices would look very beautiful. But I would probably feel less inclined to wear it down the pub.
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    This was my favourite Longines, the Lindberg Hour Angle.

    Despite its size it wore really well & was one I'll try to get back one day







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    These two..





    But i do really like the GMT also

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