Longines HydroConquest Now Garbed in Green

Post Reply
User avatar
koimaster
Administrator/Founder
Posts: 39819
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon, Thanks for visiting! Now go back home!
Contact:

Longines HydroConquest Now Garbed in Green

Post by koimaster » February 11th 2020, 4:07pm

Longines has in recent years added new and eye-catching colorways to its sportiest divers’ watch, the HydroConquest, most recently with last year’s all-black and all-grey models with ceramic bezels that matched their dials. Among this year’s new releases, which the brand previewed last week in New York, is the latest version of the HydroConquest sporting a military-look khaki-green dial and bezel

https://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-in ... 728bd6f117
Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
Posts: 3094
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Longines HydroConquest Now Garbed in Green

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » February 11th 2020, 7:42pm

TBH, I'm not particularly fond of the Hydroconquest. Sure, the build quality is great, but the bracelet clasp is horrible. Odd lug widths in a diver just have to be a joke. And the rubber strap with the deployant clasp has the flaw of most Swatch Group rubber bands - you can only adjust it by cutting off a bit of it, and if you cut it a segment too far, you've got to buy another band.

The basic model with the aluminium bezel is more or less OK, in quartz or auto version. The ceramic version is too glossy, dumbed down with a not fully indexed bezel, and far too bulky, which combined with the glitter of the bezel is just no good.

And this shows. I've seen more than some interest in aluminium bezel versions. Hardly anyone ever considers the ceramic one.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H.P. Lovecraft

I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
Conjurer, of people asking about their Doxas
User avatar
3Flushes
ASSHAT & Master of Time
Posts: 7857
Joined: November 25th 2012, 11:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Longines HydroConquest Now Garbed in Green

Post by 3Flushes » February 12th 2020, 8:37am

Budman2k wrote:
February 12th 2020, 6:38am
hate the color
^^^That.

The vintage double-knobbed is a cool watch- the modern offering is just another blasé, although very well made, diver. A low point for Longines, in any color.
Copyright ©️ 2019 3flushes Media.

The past is never dead. It isn't even past.- Faulkner
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 16336
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: Longines HydroConquest Now Garbed in Green

Post by TemerityB » February 12th 2020, 2:55pm

Gimme the NOS and hold the green, Mabel.
WatchGeeks will go down in watch forum history as the worst watch related site that existed. Trolls, threats, bannings, and owners and sponsors talking out of their collective asses to fleece people out of hard earned money. - Koimaster
Post Reply

Return to “The Longines Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest