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The Longines Heritage Classic 'Sector'

  1. graftdesign

    graftdesign Oct 14, 2019

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    So I see that a lot of say you would prefer if the reissue was manual wind and opt to buy the original. Why is that? Was the original caliber better? Sorry if it’s a dumb question. I’m pretty new to this.
     
  2. 105012

    105012 Oct 14, 2019

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    I suspect the reason is that we like the hair shirt...! It's that simplicity and the daily winding that we like. Personally, I really prefer 2.5Hz as well!! (Listening to that slow beat of the cal 321 is such a pleasure).
     
  3. fbf

    fbf Oct 14, 2019

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    the original dial from ben clymer is so nice.....i still prefer the original
    i am sure there are a lot of collectors out there who are hunting for jumbo size sector dial longines...... i can't seem to find any within affordable price range
     
  4. graftdesign

    graftdesign Oct 14, 2019

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    Yup. I am one of those people that prefers a little larger dial. A 36mm or larger in a vintage Longines is hard to come by. Seems most vintage are in the 32-33.5mm range or even smaller.

    I recently got rid of a beautiful early 50's Longines 30mm mens watch in perfect condition but never wore it because it looked too feminine. My wife thought it looked way too small on me. By today's standards that's barely big enough for a female... which is where the watch went to.
     
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  5. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Oct 15, 2019

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    what is the size of this lug to lug?
     
  6. Livesimply11

    Livesimply11 Oct 15, 2019

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    Longines is using the exact same case design for the new Sector as the Heritage Military, and the lug to lugs are 47mm on that piece.
     
  7. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Oct 15, 2019

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    seems like each heritage release outdoes the last..

    wasn't one of the early military 24hr back dials 53mm L2L..that killed it.
     
  8. Livesimply11

    Livesimply11 Oct 15, 2019

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    Correct, it came in both black and white dials. Roughly 50-51mm lug to lug if I remember correctly.
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  9. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Oct 19, 2019

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    from longines via email L2L.

    these would have been much better shorter. i now have to eliminate the 1st one


    L28134660 - 50MM


    L28194932 - 48MM


    L28284732 - 48MM
     
  10. CoDiffe

    CoDiffe Oct 22, 2019

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    Wow those are much longer measurements than I would have thought. Too long of a watch for me as well.
     
  11. scapa

    scapa Oct 24, 2019

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    That was my experience with the LLD -- loved everything about that watch. couldn't wait to try it on, finally did and it wore like a footbridge over my wrist with those long lugs. The BigEye, with its more aggressive but shorter lugs, wears beautifully. Have had similar experiences with some of the Nomos models.
     
  12. Amg786s

    Amg786s Oct 26, 2019

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    Longines have been smashing it with a number of releases over the years. The pricing is a bit high, but aesthetically speaking it’s a sure winner. I’d have it over the sector dial JLC equivalent and pocket the extra saved cash!
     
  13. N:OW

    N:OW Nov 13, 2019

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    Has anyone received delivery of this watch yet? I have my deposit in and just wondering when it might hit my AD
     
  14. scapa

    scapa Nov 14, 2019

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    My AD originally said November. No updates yet. I'm also waiting for this one.
     
  15. Livesimply11

    Livesimply11 Nov 14, 2019

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    Have mine on order too. Still waiting.
     
  16. Syrte

    Syrte Nov 24, 2019

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    Looks like deliveries have started just next door to Switzerland :)
     
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  17. Livesimply11

    Livesimply11 Nov 24, 2019

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    Glad they went with the white color on the small seconds instead of the grey! Yes! Can’t wait for mine.
     
  18. Theluglife

    Theluglife Nov 24, 2019

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    I, for one, cant wait to try this one on when it arrives at the boutiques. Killer looks!
     
  19. fbf

    fbf Nov 27, 2019

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    for sale on longines website. I bought mine today
    sigh
     
  20. scapa

    scapa Nov 27, 2019

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I may go that route if mine doesn't come in shortly.