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Thread: Longines Big Eye - any owners?

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    Longines Big Eye - any owners?

    I've quite drawn to the Longines Big Eye and wondered if there were owners who can comment on it Ė good or bad?

    Obviously it's a matter of taste, but it looks like a solid package to me with a bit of discount. It probably wears big at 41mm and no bezel, but maybe not?

    Are there any alternatives in that £2000ish price range? I've looked at Guinard pilot chronos, and am familiar with the Sinn range.

    There's something about the Longines though Ö



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    I like this - probably my favourite recreation from Longines with an interesting movement too. The new blue Ti also looks pretty good. Must get around to trying it!

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    Owned one and flipped it for no reason than being a massive flipper!

    Really nice...I'd recommend it.

    Fraser Hart currently have them at 22% off. I've seen it cheaper, I think I had mine around £1450 from EJ a couple of years ago.

    https://www.fraserhart.co.uk/longine...ap-men-s-watch

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    They're super watches, they really are - one of the best Longines reissues. There are some photos here, from when I sold mine -
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...light=longines

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    They're super watches, they really are - one of the best Longines reissues. There are some photos here, from when I sold mine -
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?438452-FS-Longines-Avigation-Big-Eye-Chronograph&highlight=longines

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    Mmmm, it looks nice, and a lot nicer at £1400.

    It was the Fraser Hart ad which got me thinking about it more seriously.

    As soon as I pull the trigger, oneíll come up for sale here at £1200.

    Thanks fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Mmmm, it looks nice, and a lot nicer at £1400.

    It was the Fraser Hart ad which got me thinking about it more seriously.

    As soon as I pull the trigger, oneíll come up for sale here at £1200.

    Thanks fellas.
    But you need to ask yourself, what price am I happy to pay. It doesnít matter then. Happy with 1400? Grab one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Mmmm, it looks nice, and a lot nicer at £1400.

    It was the Fraser Hart ad which got me thinking about it more seriously.

    As soon as I pull the trigger, oneíll come up for sale here at £1200.

    Thanks fellas.
    A cheaper one here:

    https://www.peplowjewellers.co.uk/wa...28164534-p5651

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    I would also look at Siduna, and Hanhart, both of which I own and can recommend.
    I know I have harped on about it before, but the Longines suffers from looking really capable and then having a miserable WR (30m, pathetic), one that Longines themselves suggest you need to remove the watch to do almost anything.
    The new Spirit chronos are their first heritage issues to be given a proper WR, so they seem to be learning.
    Dave

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    These are almost unbelievably good for the money by the way;

    https://nivadagrenchenofficial.com/c...ns/casd-manual

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    I'm interested in the blue titanium version of this watch but it's a bit pricy compared to the steel version. Apologies for hijacking but has anyone got any experience of this Big Eye version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    Lovely. Thank you.

    I've been searching all over for a better deal. I think this mght be tipping point.

    I'm also going to take Sweets' advice and look at Hanhart and Siduna.

    Watch this space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    Great price. Iím almost tempted to go for one again!

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    I've ordered it and I'll update the thread with thoughts in a few days.

    I forgot about the massive Longines box so let's hope it works and I don't have to send it back

    I really liked the Siduna but the sub dials look just a fraction too small, leaving space in the middle. It was a tiny thing, but there's no doubt the watch represents stunning value for the spec.

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    That's annoying:


    Please accept our apologies. We have had to issue you a full refund as we no longer have this watch in stock. Unfortunately our new website has been randomly placing items that are out of stock on the available list.
    We apologise for the inconvenience
    Kindest regards

    Customer service Team
    Peplow Jewellers Worcester
    Not even a personalised email. And how can a website randomly place items that are out of stock?

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    I love Longines. Iím not sure why I flipped it. Maybe 30m WR made me feel uneasy washing dishes?
    Great movement and really solid pushers. The winding action and operating the Chrono was a pleasure. Also mine was accurate to around +1spd.
    Enjoy it, itís a great piece.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    That's annoying:



    Not even a personalised email. And how can a website randomly place items that are out of stock?
    That is annoying. It's been showing as available for a good couple of months too as I kept going back to it!

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    I tried one on at an airport a couple of years ago and was soooo close to buying it. Stunning watch and sits really nicely on the wrist, doesn't wear too large at all.

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    This thread has made me wish I hadnít sold mine! Looking at a picture of me wearing it a couple of years ago. It is such a nice watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    That's annoying:



    Not even a personalised email. And how can a website randomly place items that are out of stock?
    Just passing the buck, itís not them itís their website.

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    Came here cos Iíve always had a soft spot for the big eye, but that Siduna is lovely. the thickness would probably make it a door knob magnet for me, but it looks a cracker for the price

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    Great watches these and weíll priced if found under 1500.

    The Sinn 358 to me m, is itís closest rival but Iíd pick the big eye

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    I had a look at the Longines in the flesh a couple of weeks ago and it blew me away. However, that Siduna range is a bit special too!

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    I can highly recommend the Avigation, or “Dead reckoning”. Excellent build quality - seems far better than my Speedmaster by comparison. It is beautifully made and very underrated.

    Regards

    Jon.

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    I bought mine from a forum member a few years ago. A great watch, has a very solid feel to it, especially the chrono pushers.

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    Brilliant Watch.
    I am actually looking for one.
    Where do they trade on the secondary market?

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    Brilliant Watch.
    I am actually looking for one.
    Where do they trade on the secondary market?

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