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Longines Hydroconquest

Post by biglove » October 2nd 2020, 6:49pm

New to me Longines Hydroconquest L3.741.4.56.6 auto 39mm.

First impression was that it is just too blingy but then I sized it and put it on. Wow!

The winding action is unlike any other auto I have owned. Is almost no feedback felt in the stem. No grind, just light resistance. Is weird but nice. Have read others' comments about it but it really is different.

Not sure if will be a keeper but so far I am suffiently impressed.

Prior owner bought it from Joma a couple of months back. Highly polished case sides and center bracelet links are scratch magnets but I find the swirls a source of enjoyment that reminds me of how much I enjoy a watch.
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Re: Longines Hydroconquest

Post by 3Flushes » October 3rd 2020, 8:19am

biglove wrote:
October 2nd 2020, 6:49pm
... but I find the swirls a source of enjoyment that reminds me of how much I enjoy a watch.
I'm with you on that- I don't polish out swirls, or take a Cape Cod cloth to most scratches- they are kind of like a travelogue, same for patinated leather bags, old school full grain holsters, portfolios and whatnot, I can still associate a lot of, uhh, imperfections, with specific events or travel; like an old steamer trunk covered in claim and destination stickers I guess.

P.S. FWIW- I think the watch is a nice catch.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » October 3rd 2020, 1:03pm

It's really cool. Haven't handled the 39mm model, only the 41 and 43mm ones.
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Re: Longines Hydroconquest

Post by biglove » October 3rd 2020, 4:41pm

Thanks, all. Wearing it all weekend. So far, I am really enjoying it.
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