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- Automatic movement
- White dial
- Stainless-steel case
- Stainless steel bracelet
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering
Longines has been based at St Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise, built up over 175 years, reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and the sporting world: it has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Stainless steel case, Stainless steel snap-down caseback, White dial, Blued luminescent hands, Superluminova luminescent Arabic numerals, Date window at the 6 o'clock position, Small seconds subdial at the 3 o'clock position, Chronograph minutes subdial at the 9 o'clock position, Sapphire crystal, Push/pull crown, Swiss automatic movement, Water resistant to 5 ATM/50 meters/165 feet, Stainless steel bracelet, Push-button deployment clasp, Model number: L27054236.
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.9 x 5.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- ASIN: B000YQT8C6
- Item model number: L27054236
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 2, 2007
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- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Longines|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Clasp||Deployment clasp with push-button|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||40 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel-plated|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||19.5 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
First, I fell in love with the dial and shape of the case. I'm a sucker for art-deco so the numbers and hands had a strong appeal. Next, the shape of the case and the way the band curves to meet at the lugs sold me. Oh yeah, add in the "Longines baby" image from my college days and the deal was done.
The watch keeps excellent time for a mechanical watch. My atomic clock time synced watch says that the Longines chronograph loses 4 seconds over a 3 or 4 day period - darn good for a non-chronometer.
So why 4 stars? 1) The pushers for the stop watch are a little stiff - I think their operation should be smoother. 2) More worrisome, a couple of times, the tight fit of the non-expanding metal band caused friction with my wrist that pulled the stem up - obviously affecting accuracy. I think the crown should have been "screw-in" - a feature on a lot of dive watches. 3) Finally, the band doesn't have a way to make small adjustments for fit without adding or removing links. My other metal band watches have a simple way to tighten or loosen fit without watch maker tools and band parts - this band is unique... (They use a clasp mechanism that's pretty cool but means that simple adjustments are impossible.)
The day I noticed the stem was pulled out, I decided that I had the band too tight so I got out my watch band link tool (bought on Amazon!) and added a half-link. This has made the band a little too loose - however, the pulled out stem problem has not reoccurred. I did price a Longines leather band but the price was nearly $200 so I passed.
Overall, this is a very good watch - excellent build quality, good time keeping and unique style. Despite my minor quibbles, I like it and wear it often.