Establishing a Heritage—Longines Avigation Watch

If you have a brand name which has its foundation within the 1830s, as Longines does, a job of “Heritage” to some collection can transport a little excess fat. And when you are able base a brand new watch from something created within the nineteen fifties – for that British Military, in cases like this – then Heritage is definitely an appropriate title. Within the case of the Longines Avigation, it can make for any modern watch having a nice retro appeal.

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While the watch itself might have some retro-inspired design cues, it’s greatly a contemporary watch. The 44mm steel case feels pretty beefy (almost to diver proportions), and also the 120g weight around the strap seldom let us you forget that the watch exists in your wrist. Therefore, this really is likely a watch they supposed to have been on bigger arms. On my small 7.25″ one, the lug-to-lug was almost too large and that I had the strap lower to the littlest hole.

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Okay, that’s enough concerning the strap. One very great factor in regards to a bigger case like around the Longines Avigation is always that the dial could be bigger too. Mix by using the crisp whitened-on-black once we have here, and you’ve got a really legible dial. This really is assisted along through the properly-sized phone (a minimum of when it comes to length, because the hands could, possibly, be considered a touch wider) that sticks out in stark contrast towards the dial.

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More subtle, when it comes to dial readout, may be the 24-hour (or GMT) scale that’s printed in red exactly the same red hue seems around the GMT hand. It is a minimum of around the dial, with only the big date display that can take the area of the 3 numeral. However, the possible lack of using a corrected date wheel really helps make the window stick out (along with the whitened outline). Although it might be consistent with retro looks to achieve the whitened date window, I believe the watch would look a lot slicker whether it was a black window with whitened numbers.

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The L704.2 movement (ETA A07.171 base) is hidden away behind a polished steel case back that carries some fairly simplistic markings, along with a large serial number right in the centre. Our prime polish is transported through the case, even around the signed crown and also the steps that appear round the bezel. As you can tell in the profile shot, the case back mirrors the peak of the bezel, creating a thicker watch.

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If you’re searching for a watch to demonstrate with, this isn’t your watch. However, if you would like something that’s more subtle, and it has particulars you (and possibly you alone) can appreciate, then your $2,325 watch is unquestionably a pleasant option. While a less complicated layout (no GMT or date) might attract some, It’s utilizes the watch. It provides more value as to the might well be considered (by a few, not myself) a dull watch. If you are searching for vintage looks inside a modern size, the Longines Avigation is most likely in your narrow your search.