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Longines Legend Diver in Brown

Post by koimaster » October 20th 2021, 8:47am

Introduced in 2007 as Longines’ first remake of a vintage sports watch, the original Legend Diver was one of the earliest entries into the vintage-reissue segment. And it was a faithful recreation that managed to channel the look and feel of the vintage-original ref. 7042, though Longines subsequently added a date display to the model.

In recent years, however, Longines begun to inject contemporary style into its remakes, including the Legend Diver, with last year’s 42 mm model in bronze with a striking, green fumé dial being a prime example. This year saw a continuation of the trend with a pair of new dials – in either blue or brown with a smoked finish – for the full-sized Legend Diver Watch in steel.

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Shit, just leave it as the original was, black and no date.

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Re: Longines Legend Diver in Brown

Post by AlbertaTime » October 20th 2021, 5:02pm

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The gradient dials are nice but they could do without the date.
Agreed. My thinking is that a date function looks better at 6, not 3 (or 4:30), because it keeps symmetry.

Or big-date at 12. I'm okay with that, too.
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Re: Longines Legend Diver in Brown

Post by jason_recliner » October 20th 2021, 5:15pm

I like the date version. Asymmetry creates tension, which makes inanimate objects appear dynamic and interesting. Symmetrical design can result in objects appearing frozen and lacking visual interest.
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Re: Longines Legend Diver in Brown

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » October 20th 2021, 7:09pm

I don’t mind the date in the LLD. At least in the black dial version, it blends in just fine. At some point during the last few months, I have been thinking of getting the LLD, but the Spirit got my heart more than the LLD possibly could.

I’m not a fan of the gradient dial versions. I mean, they’re nice, but just not really my style.
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