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  1. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 11, 2021

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    i have to say longines has done a great job here with most if not all of their heritage line. i saw somewhere that said it's affordable luxury, and it is in many regards.

    the thing that really bothers me the most and has prevented a buy is the lug to lug width of 49mm+ on their military models. and the fact that they still want to make big'ish watches within the whole line....i would own a couple if they toned it down.

    i just know i dislike a watch with longer lugs coupled with it sitting on top of the wrist.

    i have a 7" wrist so i can pull off the marine nationale if i wanted to. it's just not an optimal fit. i also like the sector, and it seems that it's only 47mm lug to lug. but it's a different style.

    if the MN fits like the peren i own, i will be a little disappointed. i wonder now much difference 1.20mm in height is?

    i really want the marine nationale. i just don't want a longer, thick watch case not curving to wrist.

    word of note peren only has 3 of these limited editions left at around $500. they're coming out with a similar model soon.

    peren

    Diameter: 39mm
    Height: 13.50mm
    Lug to Lug: 48.80mm

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    longines marine nationale

    Diameter: 38.5mm
    Height: 12.30mm
    Lug to Lug: 49mm

    [​IMG]



    the new blue big eye chrono looks pretty awesome as well

    wish is was a little smaller :(

    [​IMG]

    thoughts? opinions? any owners?
     
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  2. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 11, 2021

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    Saw some in an AD in NYC a while back. Dunno why but they looked too big, shiny and new. For me this was a surprise since I liked the images I saw on line. ( and I own two Baltic’s with the compressor on order that feel more vintage-ish) I’d look at these in the metal before buying.
     
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  3. JwRosenthal May 11, 2021

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    I have the same problem with the sizes, they nail it otherwise. The heritage diver chrono with the red bezel would already be mine if it weren’t so damn big.
    It’s about the “current” fashion of larger watches- and we all know the tide is turning on watch sizes coming back down to sanity, but some of these companies are like oil tankers and take miles to change course.
     
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  4. wagudc May 11, 2021

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    Give me this 35mm hand wind please.

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  5. Spruce May 12, 2021

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    I couldn’t decide which one of these 35mm I preferred, so ……..

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  6. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 12, 2021

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    that one is amazing as well.

    i think i almost scratched that itch at a lessor cost with this gisbert, vintage grana @ 37mm. the watch is in such great condition i question if it was redone, but i was told it wasn't.

    but i still want that longines as well.

    grana.jpg
     
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  7. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 12, 2021

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    i've noticed the shine and polish as well. i don't like it either
     
  8. Awetaylor May 12, 2021

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    I'd probably have got the Heritage diver if it wasn't 42mm. Defeats the effect of the elegant design if it sits like a brick on your wrist.

    My 35mm conquest though... perfect :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Awetaylor May 12, 2021

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    I say this, but I now realise there IS a 36mm diver... although I never see it on Ebay for sale, or in the AD's
     
  10. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 12, 2021

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    the 36mm might work. but it's been written that it actually wears smaller, even though you would think it would be the opposite... but c'mon. a 42 to 36 spread........wtf longines. way to continue to tease us. it shouldn't be that difficult to build better and more suitable specs on this line
     
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  11. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 13, 2021

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    i guess it's safe to say that 50+ yr old watch geeks aren't driving the top of the new market. the new money and younger new crowd is. that crowd just wants a bigger watch, even though it prolly doesn't look or fit right. most don't care and are status brand seekers.

    longines seems to be trying a little though
     
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