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 longines marine nationale Diameter: 38.5mm Height: 12.30mm Lug to Lug: 49mm the new blue big eye chrono looks pretty awesome as well wish is was a little smaller thoughts? opinions? any owners?