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On my short list of watches to one day own.
Thursday June 23, 2016
As a true lover of vintage watches, hearing about a re-edition always brings mixed feelings. Obviously, it is amazing to witness an homage to some beloved classics, and get a watch that might not have the relative frailty of the original. But at the same time, there is often an uncomfortable feeling of incomplete reproduction of the original experience; for instance, the artificial tint of faux patina can never match the actual work of time on the lume. In their freshness, neo-vintage watches can also be perceived as too clinical, with their brand new body and lack of any signs of use. It is with these thoughts in mind that I received the Longines Legend Diver and decided to give it a Week On The Wrist. And so I did, but with a twist: I wished to go beyond the superficial question of resemblance with the vintage model, and make this Longines face all the roughness it was engineered to withstand. Therefore, I wore it for seven full days at sea, where it got its fair share of salt water and sun – with a small group of friends, sailing in the Caribbean.
http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-lo ... gend-diver
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."