Longines Heritage Conquest Central Power Reserve

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Longines Heritage Conquest Central Power Reserve

Post by bbattle » February 4th 2024, 2:37pm

Here's a Lawn Jeans I could see in my collection: the Longines Heritage Conquest Central Power Reserve. (name could use some editing. Did a German come up with it?)

The power percentage ring as well as in the indicator hand move in this surprisingly complicated design.

I like the domed sapphire crystal, the short lugs, the 38mm diameter, the gold hands and indices; very classy. The Date window at the 12 position I like as well; it detracts from the overall look less than I think it would in the usual 3 position. An ETA movement with a 72 hour reserve and COSC beating specs combined with the low, low price of $3800 US make it a winner in my book.

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Re: Longines Heritage Conquest Central Power Reserve

Post by codguy » February 8th 2024, 7:55am

I have no problem with the date location at the 12 (though I kind of prefer dateless watches tbh)

What I don’t get is showing a mediocre/pedestrian appearing movement under a display caseback. I mean, class up the wartch with a nicely done solid caseback and call it a day.

That said, of the op three, I like the looks of that cream dialed one best
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Re: Longines Heritage Conquest Central Power Reserve

Post by Mark1 » February 8th 2024, 9:20pm

It's not horrendous. That been said, for $3800, I'd buy a Tudor on bracelet and still have a few hundred bucks left for a nice bottle of bourbon.
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Re: Longines Heritage Conquest Central Power Reserve

Post by jason_recliner » February 15th 2024, 10:57pm

I reckon a 12 o'clock date is more sensible than 6. 12 is the most significant time on the dial, it's usually got a different hour index. Looks good at 12, putting the date at 6 is stupid when you think about it.

And these are nicer than a Tudor, check out the indices for example, the crystal, the case, the gator strap. Not necessarily saying US$4k is good value but they're not playing at the Tudor level.

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