Longines Heritage Military COSD Watch - Reissue

Longines Heritage Military COSD Watch - Reissue

Postby koimaster » October 28th 2015, 8:31am

Reissued Model” – There are many brands out there with long histories and lineages. I am actually surprised that not many of them have jumped on the bandwagon of re-introducing historical classics to watch enthusiasts. Nevertheless, I am glad that Longines have decided to follow this trend and the choice of model for the reissue was definitely spot on.

Back in the 1940s when the whole world was still ravaged by a global war, Longines created a special watch for British paratroopers. This watch was intended for the sole use of the Combined Operations Command by the British War Office during the Second World War.

Seven decades later, Longines decided to re-introduce a modern version of this vintage model called the Longines Heritage Military COSD (initials for the Combined Operations Command). With an option of either beige or black dial, this simple 40 mm watch now sports a date window at 3 o’clock (there wasn’t a date complication in the original). Powered by an automatic mechanical Longines caliber L619.2 (I was made to understand that the original was a winding watch), it has a maximum of 42 hours of power reserve (the L619.2 is based on the ETA 2892-A2). The watch comes standard with a green canvas NATO strap (a black leather strap is an option). One major visual cue from the watch is the rather large utilitarian crown located at the 3 o’clock position.



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