Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby koimaster » October 24th 2017, 11:06am

Reissue watches are nice in that it offers any one the chance to procure a vintage watch without going through the process of hunting for these historical pieces. Speaking of heritage reissues, Longines, a Swiss watch maker is among the many watchmakers doing this seemingly unstoppable trend in the history of watchmaking quite well. In fact, the Longines Heritage collection is expanding rather quickly. Their new reissue watch is a vintage-inspired pilot’s watch that pays tribute to the brand’s longstanding history with aviation – the Longines Avigation BigEye. This watch features aesthetics taken from several of the brand’s vintage aviation and military pieces including modern watchmaking technology pertaining to a column wheel chronograph caliber, a highly domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and Super-LumiNova coating for the hour markers and hands. It feels like Longines is putting “everything new” in there which is good especially for a vintage watch.

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Re: Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby conjurer » October 24th 2017, 11:23am

I like it, but the minute totalizer blows.
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Re: Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby foghorn » October 24th 2017, 11:30am

My design for a big eye Longines


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Re: Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby TemerityB » October 24th 2017, 11:37am

Nothing offends me, but I'll stick with the Legend Diver on my short list.
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Re: Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » October 24th 2017, 2:33pm

I like it. And I like the minute counter, just as I like it on Breguet Type XX chronographs.
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Re: Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby smellody » October 24th 2017, 3:28pm

foghorn wrote:My design for a big eye Longines


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Re: Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby bedlam » October 24th 2017, 4:59pm

conjurer wrote:I like it, but the minute totalizer blows.

Its incredibly functional though. My constant frustration with chronos is they are universally hard to read. This one is actually designed to be used without needing a magnifying glass.
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Re: Longines Avigation BigEye Watch

Postby Pubbie » October 25th 2017, 3:08am

That's pretty good. The minute totaliser is functional if a little hard to get used to. More intriguing is that Longines binned their usual date window, the high dome sapphire and big crown. Also the lugs look a bit, uh, long and some aesthetic types may scream and hurl at the nibbled numbers :-). Is it enough to tear people away from their Tags, Omegas, Breitlings...?
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