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Its a beaut, but Im not sure Id go so far as to call it the prettiest auto out there.

Happy to consider other contenders.
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Happy to consider other contenders.

I wish I was not a lazy bastard, until that changes, I guess you can keep the top spot. If I get my act together I will post up some others that I think would challenge it. Also, I suspect we have different criteria with which to asses best looking movement. Its more than plausible that you would not find the ones that I like best, as beautiful as that of your IWC. It has a certain understated beauty that I think is right up your alley.
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I've been skulking around this thread for a while now. I'm grateful that I never picked up a watch habit, this thread would have ended me.


 Flee while you still can!

 

Now to bring the price point waaaaay down from VC / AP / Lange / Patek territory.... (I know some here will view it as belonging in the other thread, but describing this as a 'poor man's watch' ranks right up there with 'let them eat cake' for being spectacularly out of touch with reality)..... I just scratched that 70's itch with this Longines Heritage 1973.

 

 

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This one uses the exclusive-to-Longines ETA modification of the Valjoux 7750 to incorporate column wheel control of the chronograph functions.

 

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For reference, here's the actual vintage Conquest chronograph from 1973: They stayed very true to the original, IMO save for auto versus manual wind, and the seemingly mandatory inclusion of a date function that afflicts just about every contemporary watch. Hosting provided by FotoTime 

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 Flee while you still can!

Now to bring the price point waaaaay down from VC / AP / Lange / Patek territory.... (I know some here will view it as belonging in the other thread, but describing this as a 'poor man's watch' ranks right up there with 'let them eat cake' for being spectacularly out of touch with reality)..... I just scratched that 70's itch with this Longines Heritage 1973.


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This one uses the exclusive-to-Longines ETA modification of the Valjoux 7750 to incorporate column wheel control of the chronograph functions.

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For reference, here's the actual vintage Conquest chronograph from 1973: They stayed very true to the original, IMO save for auto versus manual wind, and the seemingly mandatory inclusion of a date function that afflicts just about every contemporary watch. orig.jpg 
Wow. I have been mulling over this watch for a couple weeks. Did you get the white dial?
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Wow. I have been mulling over this watch for a couple weeks. Did you get the white dial?

 

Yessir - that first pic is of my actual watch.  I've seen the black dial in person as well and it is very sharp, but I am a complete sucker for a black-on-white panda dial.

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Roger, that's fantastic!  I haven't seen that before: I've been admiring that 688 movement for a while, and also lusting a lot lately for those retro cushion-shape cases.  What a great combination - well kopped!

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Yessir - that first pic is of my actual watch.  I've seen the black dial in person as well and it is very sharp, but I am a complete sucker for a black-on-white panda dial.
Duh. I should have guessed that based on your shoe pics. Do you have any wrist shots you can share with me? I'm struging with getting an idea of the thickness. If you have any you can PM me if you want to spare the other members.
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Spare us not.  Wrist pics, please.

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Well done Roger, I always have a soft spot for Longines, the first proper watch I bought.
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Did I read this completely wrong? I thought he said that VC confirmed the movement and case are a match and that the watch is legit? Maybe the previous service records were erroneous or forged, but a current full service by VC should bring the wach into good standing, no?
I would have thought that as long as the watch is legit, they will service it.  Just they won't honor anything that would have been covered by warranty, if there is a problem during the warranty period. 

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I would have thought that as long as the watch is legit, they will service it.  Just they won't honor anything that would have been covered by warranty, if there is a problem during the warranty period. 

For second hand watches this is almost a non issue, as most warranty periods on high end watches are very short anyways. Once the watch is a few years old, even if the warranty was valid, it would be likely be past the warranty period anyways.

Confirming the comments above. smile.gif
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Thanks gents.  Wrist pics as requested.

 

 

Hosting provided by FotoTimeHosting provided by FotoTimeHosting provided by FotoTime Initial impression is that it won't be an issue getting this under the cuff of most of my dress shirts.

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Thanks! Great watch. Congrats again.
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Cool watch Roger.
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Confirming the comments above. smile.gif

Okay, good. Glad you had a favorable resolution! smile.gif
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Rotating between the GMT and this for the next few weeks.
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