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Longines is re-issuing a chronograph designed for Charles Lindbergh

Post by koimaster » February 17th 2010, 9:35am

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Longines is re-issuing a timepiece that was specially designed for Charles Lindbergh



In 1933 the American aviator Charles Lindbergh set off with his wife on a trip of 47,000 km around the North Atlantic. Having achieved a remarkable technical and human feat in being the first man to fly non-stop across the North Atlantic in his Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh wanted to explore possible future air routes across the far north before returning to the USA via Cape Verde and Brazil. The equipment Lindbergh took with him on his long expedition included a wrist chronograph created specially by Longines for this very purpose. Today Longines is re-issuing this exceptional timepiece, known as the Longines Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage Watch, as a tribute to the historical feat achieved by this pioneer of the skies.

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Re: Longines is re-issuing a chronograph designed for Charles Lindbergh

Post by Thunder1 » November 5th 2019, 4:02am

At a 47.5 mm case width, just a little big for my wrist..
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Post by bobbee » November 5th 2019, 10:20am

They say Lindbergh designed the original Hour Angle watch, no mention of the real brains behind it, Philip Van Horn Weems.
A very nice looking watch, though an automatic chronograph would have been before it's time in 1933...
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Post by 3Flushes » November 5th 2019, 11:37am

I'm confused. For a change. Although I must say that SJX has the worst fucking captioning of anything published on the face of the earth including toddler art adorning their parents's refrigerators.

It appears that the coin edged bezel / hinged back watch pictured is the original. It is marked (on the inside of the case back) #164, made for the Lindberghs, is an automatic, and is dated 1933.

Is that a re pop? Indeed the original? Is it available- that's the one I want, a re-pop I mean, if that's what it is. If that's the original, why the hell not make like with the original case for god's sake.

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » November 5th 2019, 1:53pm

3Flushes wrote:
November 5th 2019, 11:37am
I'm confused. For a change. Although I must say that SJX has the worst fucking captioning of anything published on the face of the earth including toddler art adorning their parents's refrigerators.

It appears that the coin edged bezel / hinged back watch pictured is the original. It is marked (on the inside of the case back) #164, made for the Lindberghs, is an automatic, and is dated 1933.

Is that a re pop? Indeed the original? Is it available- that's the one I want, a re-pop I mean, if that's what it is. If that's the original, why the hell not make like with the original case for god's sake.

Or what?
I see no captions at all...

I couldn't imagine anyone confusing the watch in the photos with the original thing, and there is no pic of the original in that thread at all.

The thread - and the watch - are from 9 years ago. Never even noticed the existence of this model.

At almost 48mm, I can't imagine these watches were - or are - particularly popular. Longines makes the Lindbergh and Weems Heritage models for more than a decade now, so there must be at least some buyers for them. Although frankly, with the massive cases featuring quite long lugs, I don't think a lot of normal-wristed people happen to be lining up to buy that stuff. I've never been a big fan of these two models. The Longines Weems looked vastly different from the watch they call the Weems now. That and the Lindbergh really are unnecessarily big, and so are the Avigation models (except the Big Eye chrono, maybe).
47.5mm. That's Invicter territory.
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Re: Longines is re-issuing a chronograph designed for Charles Lindbergh

Post by Thunder1 » November 5th 2019, 3:52pm

Datsun240Z71 wrote:
November 5th 2019, 1:49pm
Thunder1 wrote:
November 5th 2019, 10:27am
^Details, details...
This?

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-h ... ngle-watch

https://www.longines.com/watches/herita ... 678-4-11-0
I still wear mine from time to time(see what I did there!!)..and no, the case is not 47.5mm wide..
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