Thoughts on Longines…

I live in Kentucky and watch a lot of horses racing (imagine that) and have noticed that Longines has sponsored so many races, including the Breeders Cup! So, Crunch Crew, what are your thoughts on Longines?

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Longines fits in beautifully.  They start at just under $1k and roll all the way up to over $10k.  They are a tier above Hamilton, Mido, Tissot and Certina, but they slot below Omega.  Equivalent to Radio.

They generally use an in-house movement but given they are Swatch Group who knows what that really means.

I think their sweet spot is about $2-3k but my wife absolutely loves her DolceVita which could be the bargain of the century if you're looking for a rectangular style.

A lot of baseball stadiums until the 70s had clocks sponsored by Longines.  Because it's amazing, here is a picture of Willie Mays in front of one.

‘The Catch’: Willie Mays’ highlight play 68 years later
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Tons of heritage and great value for money, can't go wrong with longines.

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Can't go wrong with longines, all bases covered, wether your after a well put together diver,nice dress watch,good back catalogue recreations,plus decent movements and not too pricey for a decent Swiss watch with a long history. I've got two and they are great watches.

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Longines rocks.  They are a luxury brand since 1832. Their catalog is as long and thorough as an east coast diner menu.  They have so many good quality Swiss made watches and styles for everyone's taste.  The watches are competitively priced and look great.  

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cageyjames

Longines fits in beautifully.  They start at just under $1k and roll all the way up to over $10k.  They are a tier above Hamilton, Mido, Tissot and Certina, but they slot below Omega.  Equivalent to Radio.

They generally use an in-house movement but given they are Swatch Group who knows what that really means.

I think their sweet spot is about $2-3k but my wife absolutely loves her DolceVita which could be the bargain of the century if you're looking for a rectangular style.

A lot of baseball stadiums until the 70s had clocks sponsored by Longines.  Because it's amazing, here is a picture of Willie Mays in front of one.

‘The Catch’: Willie Mays’ highlight play 68 years later

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Good quality Swiss brand I’ve done a review of my Hyroconquest if you are interested 

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Longines is great! A great place to start for someone that is looking to begin their Swiss watch journey, but also having to keep in mind a limited budget. Check out the new Longines Spirit 37mm.

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Don't know if it's true but the story I've heard is that when Swatch was trying to figure out how to position its brands, they couldn't decide whether Omega or Longines should be more premium. They only decided on Omega because the name was easier to pronounce in more languages similar to Rolex. 

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Longines has been killing it on several levels.  I love how they are drawing on their historic roots for many of the new releases.