Soliciting Negative Opinions on Longines

Sometimes I feel WC can be an echo chamber, reinforcing one鈥檚 positive opinion on specific watches and brands. Well, I am fan of Longines and would love to hear from Crunchers with a different viewpoint. Below is a picture of a Longines chronograph I tried on today. Feel free to comment on the brand and / or this model. Thanks.

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Longines was a brand I didn鈥檛 really care much for until this year. They鈥檝e put out some fantastic pieces over the past few months; causing me to really take notice.

I would like to see them do something with the crystal. Not sure if it鈥檚 a lack of AR coating, but the models Ive seen, can be difficult on the eyes due to some glaring. I talked in depth with the SA and she mentioned a few owners brought that to her attention.

The Spirit Zulu Time definitely has my attention. I also saw one the other day it has a inner rotating bezel, can鈥檛 remember the name

Their lug to lug distance is too long. Same thing I feel about Hamilton and Nomos.

I鈥檝e always liked and respected Longines for their history and their place in the market. They always seemed like a solid bet for someone looking to step into what some people refer to as 鈥渆ntry level luxury.鈥 Like @DH_NYC, they weren鈥檛 really on my radar until a few years ago, though. Now I鈥檓 paying attention. They鈥檝e had a whole slew of fantastic releases lately. One after another. I think it鈥檚 time for me to go get one. 馃槅

I had heard of Longines but until the past couple of months I never paid attention to any their watches. I stumbled across the Longines Spirit and I started looking into them as a brand. I was surprised they were not nearly as expensive as I expected. I found a local jewelry store that is a Longines dealer so sometime next year I am going to check them out in person. They are still expensive to me but as I research them more I think I would like to own 1 or 2.

Magstime I think that watch looks great.

That is one beautiful dial!

I dock them points for chasing trends - maybe including imitating others - and beating me down with their storied legacy. I think there鈥檚 a shortage of freshness in the catalog - with a few exceptions. And what is with the color palette lately?? 馃ぎ The one you鈥檝e pictured looks fine. Their blue Big Eye chronograph is super nice.

I Will buy their zulu gmt 39 green bezel or hydrconquest gmt. Not interested in other model

Same as others have said above-newer to me, and now they鈥檙e putting out some smaller case and lug2lug dimensions that are much more reasonable. I really like the new GMT and the Legend Diver with the internal bezel. Smaller chronos are nice, too. Definitely on my potentials list.

I鈥檓 not a fan of the dial on the chronograph above, though.

No hate, just have a hard time pronouncing the brand 馃ぃ

#long John

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No hate, just have a hard time pronouncing the brand 馃ぃ

#long John

@solidyetti

#Long-Johns

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