short history of Longines 60's divers

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short history of Longines 60's divers

Post by koimaster » July 23rd 2021, 8:34am

Longines is well known for producing important pilot’s watches in the 1930s and gorgeous dress watches in the ’50s. But one area that’s sometimes overlooked, is Longines’ impressive track record with dive watches.

From as early as 1937, Longines was making strides in the race to make a functional and truly water-resistant watch when they developed the world’s first underwater chronograph, complete with flyback mechanism. A couple of decades later, they came up with another sub-aquatic innovation, releasing their first double-crown super compressor style case in 1959 with the reference 7042. ... rious-60s/


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