HydroConquest review

HydroConquest review

Postby koimaster » December 2nd 2014, 3:03pm

Longines HydroConquest Review

Posted by Robert-Jan Broer on Nov 28, 2014Tags: Diver, Longines, Review


A lot of watch enthusiasts love to muse about the good old days when tool watches were still tool watches and had a price tag that was relatively high, but still affordable. A lot of those watches are still on the market, but now marketed as a luxury watch with a price tag that will cost you an arm and a leg. Watches that are technically probably perfectly capable to behave like a real tool watch, but do you want to exposure your expensive timepiece to – for instance – salty water, shocks and hard surfaces where a watch is almost bound to get scratched.

But have no fear, as there are still brands out there who deliver – or try to deliver – tool watches that are also up to the task and have a very friendly price tag. If you want to have a good watch for daily (ab)use, one that will probably outlive you, there is no need to spend over € 5000.- Euro. However, the challenge for watch enthusiasts is to find such a good mechanical watch with an attractive price tag and still be impressed with all of its characteristics.

Although we love to ramble about haute horlogerie timepieces, expensive vintage finds or similar topics, the quest for a good and affordable watch is perhaps a more important one for many of our readers.

We did a bit of research on new mechanical watches below € 1000.- Euro (~ $1245 USD) and found this Longines HydroConquest L3.642.4.56.6 mighty interesting. Almost to good to be true to be honest. Interested? Keep on reading our Longines HydroConquest review.



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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby TemerityB » December 2nd 2014, 3:15pm

Must reading for conjurer! ;)
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby gregl515 » December 2nd 2014, 10:44pm

I have wanted this watch for a long time.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby conjurer » December 2nd 2014, 10:54pm

A pretty watch, to be sure. I always thought of Longines as an Old Man's watch, more suited to Mortuus than, well, a living human being. While kinda expensive, especially compared to a similarly priced Japanese diver, there's no denying the craftsmanship.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby biglove » December 3rd 2014, 12:12am

gregl515 wrote:I have wanted this watch for a long time.

^^^ Yep. Same here.

The blue dial version is sweeeeet.

Love the Conquest series as a whole.

The Conquest GMT has been a want even longer for me.

In viewing their whole catalog I can't find a watch I hate.

*sigh* so many watches, so little cash.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby hcharles » December 3rd 2014, 12:37am

Really like this watch. Wonder if they ever have sales?
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby biglove » December 3rd 2014, 12:57am

hcharles wrote:Really like this watch. Wonder if they ever have sales?


Not that I have seen in the last year. Used, the GMT goes for around $950 and the Hydroconquests go around $750 for the quartz and $850-900 for autos, both used. (from occasional to frequent Watchrecon searches)

Considering their new costs, they don't hold their value as well as I would hope. Not one I would buy new for that very reason.

Not to worry as their is a steady supply on the used market.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby TemerityB » December 3rd 2014, 8:02am

Macy's, yo!

My area Macy's carry much of the Longines line, and right now, as foggy mentioned on another thread, they're having their annual sale. That would be the route I'd do if you want to save some smackers on Longines.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby kevco » December 3rd 2014, 8:16am

Oh so very nice.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby ChronoMATT » December 3rd 2014, 12:41pm

$1,275.00 at Macy's:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/long ... lotId%3D11

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TemerityB wrote:Macy's, yo!

My area Macy's carry much of the Longines line, and right now, as foggy mentioned on another thread, they're having their annual sale. That would be the route I'd do if you want to save some smackers on Longines.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby foghorn » December 3rd 2014, 12:50pm

ChronoMATT wrote:$1,275.00 at Macy's:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/long ... lotId%3D11

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TemerityB wrote:Macy's, yo!

My area Macy's carry much of the Longines line, and right now, as foggy mentioned on another thread, they're having their annual sale. That would be the route I'd do if you want to save some smackers on Longines.




Less 25% during the sale. 956.25 till Sunday.
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Re: HydroConquest review

Postby ChronoMATT » December 3rd 2014, 5:51pm

Which sale? "Friends an Family"? My initial email stated it ended yesterday. Now, the promotion is good through the 8th.

Folks, it's a good 25% off sale with very few exclusions throughout the site and brands unlike their usual "sales".

Shall we step-up a little with the goods, Foggy?:

Promo code: FRIENDS

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ChronoMATT wrote:$1,275.00 at Macy's:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/long ... lotId%3D11

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TemerityB wrote:Macy's, yo!

My area Macy's carry much of the Longines line, and right now, as foggy mentioned on another thread, they're having their annual sale. That would be the route I'd do if you want to save some smackers on Longines.




Less 25% during the sale. 956.25 till Sunday.
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