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Longines "Ellipse" -- Does It Exist?

  1. Mr.Cairo Jul 14, 2019

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    Lately I've been quite taken by the Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse:



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    Unfortunately, Patek (vintage or otherwise) is a little too dear for my wallet at the moment. So I thought to myself, surely Longines must have produced similar watches in the 70s or thereabouts? I like Longines a lot, really more than Patek anyway.

    So I look everywhere, but come up a bit dry. Well, I found this:


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    Yeah... OK so now we know my title question is answered -- it does exist (I guess?). I suppose I was hoping for a dial with some sort of indices, though.

    I've found similar styles from what seems to be random brands from the 70s, but all chromed base metal cases, like this:


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    And I know Longines currently makes the Symphonette, but only in ladies styles and sizes.


    So my question here is, does anyone know of a Longines reference that comes close to this? I particularly like the lugless appearance and the elliptical / oval / rectangular shapes, it doesn't have to be 1:1 the Patek. Dial can be any color, with stick indices, roman, etc but indices are a must, no empty dials.

    If no Longines, any other brands that made such styles, in stainless steel cases (or gold)?
     
  2. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 14, 2019

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  3. Mr.Cairo Jul 14, 2019

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    Cheers, the GP definitely comes close. I really like the others as well, and I can find a bit more options with lugs like that as well. It's the lugless that's tough to find.
     
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  4. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Jul 16, 2019

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  5. Mr.Cairo Jul 17, 2019

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    Yes, the AP is really lovely, even with the lugs, and perhaps something to set a long term goal for. I also rather like the Cartier-esque JLC -- ah, too many nice watches in this world!
     
  6. Vitezi Jul 17, 2019

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    Perhaps something from the Longines Golden Wings collection will have that vibe you're going for...

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  7. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Jul 19, 2019

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    Or this? Looks pretty close no? Not same color though.
     
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  8. Mr.Cairo Jul 19, 2019

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    :thumbsup: That is pretty similar indeed!
     
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  9. R88tbeer Feb 11, 2023

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    Sort of close. Late seventies
     
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  10. divetime Feb 25, 2023

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    it definitely does exist - just not often seen ;-)
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