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Help needed please. Conquest

  1. Fled Mar 10, 2023

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    I've come into a little spare cash not a lot but it's mine, not the wife's or for the house, all mine
    Anyway I've had yearning for a omega pie pan but trying to find a un molested one at the price is awkward.
    So my equal love of longines has led me to this, I would be gutted if I make another redial/refurbished error.
    So if the experts can pass comments on this I would be enormously grateful. longines-3-star-conquesy-watches-vintage-watch-specialist-558_1024x1024.jpg
     
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  2. DirtyDozen12 Thanks, mystery donor! Mar 10, 2023

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  3. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Mar 11, 2023

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    Longines are great and elegant watches but the price quoted is high. Unless you’re dead set on buying this particular model, you should consider buying a Longines Conquest Heritage - you can probably find a new one for that price and nearly new ones for around £600.

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  4. Fled Mar 11, 2023

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    Thanks I am still on the hunt, not fixed on that watch.
    I have a heratige classic sector dial but wanted to add a real vintage to my collection IMG_20230305_171525.jpg
     
  5. Fallout Boy Mar 11, 2023

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    hm... the crown looks damaged/crooked. Nice Conquest!
     
  6. Fled Mar 11, 2023

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    These two have caught my eye as well especially the last one.
    Ref 6379 Screenshot_20230310_180829_com.duckduckgo.mobile.android.jpg and this one a ref 6446 Screenshot_20230311_073306_com.duckduckgo.mobile.android.jpg my concern with this is the applied longines symbol looks crocked

    Both are around £750
     
  7. DirtyDozen12 Thanks, mystery donor! Mar 11, 2023

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    I do not like the look of the ref. 6379 dial (i.e. it might be a redial). Here is another one with close serial number (both start 8'640'xxx) and close case-back numbers (6379-2, 299 and 6379-2, 659).

    Sources: https://www.kdclocks.co.uk/products/1952-longines-automatic-wristwatch and https://www.birthyearwatches.com/product/1952-longines-automatic/
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    The dial on the ref. 6446 is neat, but the crown is both not original and looks crooked. Below is a correct crown for comparison.

    Source: https://www.ebay.com/itm/175620829156Purchases made through these links may earn this site a commission from the eBay Partner Network
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  8. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Mar 11, 2023

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    It’s worth, in my experience, noting two factors regarding vintage Longines.

    First, and on a positive note, Longines dials generally seem to survive in good condition and look attractive, as do the cases.

    Second, and this is a negative, replacement parts can be difficult to source as compared to some Omega movement parts, which are easier to find.
     
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  9. COYI Mar 12, 2023

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    I don't know if the OP has seen it but there was a similar thread here recently
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/getting-started-with-vintage-longines.156567/

    As I wrote on that thread I recently picked up a 9044 which is similar to the one posted by the OP. I really like the overall design; particularly the shape of the hour markers at 12,6 & 9, the playful swirl of the dial brushing and the case shape.

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  10. Fled Mar 12, 2023

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    Beautiful watch.
    My initial worry was the dial was a redial as I thought the text was a little heavy but maybe not.
    Very interesting link much appreciated
    Cheers Phil
     
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