My first Longines!

Hey all! I just picked up the newer Longines Hydroconquest 41 and I’m in love! This is my first Longines, and I’m absolutely digging it. I wasn’t so sure when I was looking at photos compared to the Oris Aquis, but as soon as I saw it in person, I knew I had to have it. I’ll report back in a few weeks with the init accuracy of the L888.5 movement. 

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The HydroConquest is a great watch. The bracelet could be better, but all in all it's far better bang for the buck than the SW-200-powered Aquis. For that money, nothing can really beat the L888.5. Free-sprung balance (variable inertia balance wheel to regulate) with an amagnetic Silicium hairspring, up to 72h power reserve, and the L888 has just about the smoothest hand-winding functionality I've ever seen.

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Absolute stunner! Congratulations!

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I have the exact same watch and it’s an absolute stunner. It’s my dressy diver.

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Congratulations! 👏 I have the older ETA HC 41mm. It is absolutely one of my favourite watches. 😊👌

MrBloke

The HydroConquest is a great watch. The bracelet could be better, but all in all it's far better bang for the buck than the SW-200-powered Aquis. For that money, nothing can really beat the L888.5. Free-sprung balance (variable inertia balance wheel to regulate) with an amagnetic Silicium hairspring, up to 72h power reserve, and the L888 has just about the smoothest hand-winding functionality I've ever seen.

I agree with everything you said! The bracelet is lacking a little, but like you said, the hand winding is super smooth on the L888

Crawford

Absolute stunner! Congratulations!

Thank you!

Tudorman67

I have the exact same watch and it’s an absolute stunner. It’s my dressy diver.

Great minds think alike!

synaptyx

Congratulations! 👏 I have the older ETA HC 41mm. It is absolutely one of my favourite watches. 😊👌

I love the older one too! I was considering that because I love the red tipped second hand, and the bezel markers 👌

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This in black is my first automatic watch gifted by my wife and I love it! I do agree that the bracelet is a bit lacking. Still haven't pulled the trigger on purchasing the OEM rubber strap for it. Are you also thinking of getting the rubber strap for it?

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I love this piece but can’t get past the lack of the number 3. Wear it in good health!

miguelf

This in black is my first automatic watch gifted by my wife and I love it! I do agree that the bracelet is a bit lacking. Still haven't pulled the trigger on purchasing the OEM rubber strap for it. Are you also thinking of getting the rubber strap for it?

Yeah I wanna get the branded one with the fitted ends! 

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How is the bezel action? mine is a bit stiff to turn.

ptvfr800

How is the bezel action? mine is a bit stiff to turn.

Mine too. I’ve heard they all are. Which is a good thing in my experience. Not only is it a legit diver, and it needs to be hard to turn, but a stiffer bezel will break in over time. I hated both my seastars because after a couple months, you could turn the bezel by accident with your sleeve. Longines does a great job with the gear tooth edging, making it grip well 👍