Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby swong46 » April 10th 2014, 9:25am

Hi, can you guys help identify if this Longines Lindbergh 628.5240 is authentic or not? Dial looks off and band certainly does not look original but I am new to the watch game. Thanks!

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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby Jamesbee » April 10th 2014, 10:00am

Hello Swong, you might have introduced yourself in the 'introduce yourself' forum before asking for advice, but I'll let you have some anyway, because I'd hate you to buy a fake watch.

The numbers are all off, roman numerals are too close to the blue numbers, all numbers are wrongly sized, hands are too short in every dimension. It's a fake, and not even a very good one if even I can spot it.

Now venture through the gauntlet of the introductions forum ;)
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby fenny » April 10th 2014, 10:05am

Jamesbee beat me to it. I bet swong makes these and wanted to see if they pass the test. Well they don't. Introduce yourself or leave.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby Horse Feathers » April 10th 2014, 10:13am

fenny wrote:Jamesbee beat me to it. I bet swong makes these and wanted to see if they pass the test. Well they don't. Introduce yourself or leave.


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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby koimaster » April 10th 2014, 10:14am

looks like a mini invicter version.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby biglove » April 10th 2014, 10:35am

Jeebus that bracelet looks like it would shred your wrist!
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby foghorn » April 10th 2014, 10:49am

How the fuck should we know??
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby Horse Feathers » April 10th 2014, 10:53am

I like the smaller version of this watch, AKA the "Baby Lindbergh"
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby Jamesbee » April 10th 2014, 10:55am

Horse Feathers wrote:I like the smaller version of this watch, AKA the "Baby Lindbergh"


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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby hcharles » April 10th 2014, 11:09am

And no. Dollar Store watch.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby Britboy » April 10th 2014, 12:04pm

Just give it two months...
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby jason_recliner » April 10th 2014, 1:03pm

The Indiglo dial is a 'tell'.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby 3Flushes » April 10th 2014, 1:52pm

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Horse Feathers wrote:I like the smaller version of this watch, AKA the "Baby Lindbergh"

You ah velly crever man!
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby fenny » April 10th 2014, 2:35pm

Here's the origin of the top photo. Yikes.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/c-watch/l26014112
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby 3Flushes » April 10th 2014, 3:03pm

fenny wrote:Here's the origin of the top photo. Yikes.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/c-watch/l26014112

I thought those rakuten guys were supposed to be legit.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby AJC » April 10th 2014, 3:43pm

3Flushes wrote:
fenny wrote:Here's the origin of the top photo. Yikes.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/c-watch/l26014112

I thought those rakuten guys were supposed to be legit.


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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby 3Flushes » April 10th 2014, 6:15pm

AJC wrote:Rakuten is a marketplace not unlike eBay without auctions. Multitudes of sellers.

Cool, thanks. I never did have it straight about those guys.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby conjurer » April 10th 2014, 7:18pm

The real one looks ghey.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby codguy » April 11th 2014, 4:02am

Wrist Candy ?
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby swong46 » April 11th 2014, 7:53am

Didn't think this thread would go on so long. I have made my introduction and apologize for not doing that prior to this thread.

I do want to add another photo, apparently this is the real dial photo from the guy.
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Band still looks stupid and dial still looks funky
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby AJC » April 11th 2014, 8:14am

Honestly swong, the watch looks real to me, except for the bracelet. I don't see why anyone would put such a decorated 289x movement and engraved hunter back on a fake for a watch that doesn't cost a shit ton to begin with. But what do I know?

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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby koimaster » April 11th 2014, 8:36am

swong46 wrote:Didn't think this thread would go on so long. I have made my introduction and apologize for not doing that prior to this thread.

I do want to add another photo, apparently this is the real dial photo from the guy.
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Band still looks stupid and dial still looks funky



It still appears the interior markers are not lined up as they should be. Also what markings on the movement?
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby fenny » April 11th 2014, 8:40am

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Here's a comparison to the real deal. As was stated before things like the blue numbers are the wrong size, the blue bezel numbers don't appear to have serifs, the distance between the crown and pusher is off, it doesn't say "automatic" above the 90, looks like black hands and they should be Breguet blue. I hope I'm wrong. I would pass but that's just me.
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby AJC » April 11th 2014, 12:03pm

I can't tell what color the hands are from that pic and the font of the bezel numerals is fuzzy as well. The lack of the word Automatic and the fact that the original says SWISS at 6 o'clock instead of the three words your's has leans me towards fenny.

What does it say under the 6 o'clock marker?
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Re: Is this Longines Lindbergh real?

Postby hcharles » April 11th 2014, 12:52pm

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In the Rakuten photo fenny provides, the hands are black
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