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Hey Roger. How are these Heritage models priced compared to the rest of the Longines models. My dealer haven't got anyone in stock except for the Heritage Diver which is priced quite a bit higher than the Hydro Conquest.



-V

 



It varies, but the models with the column wheel chrono movement tend to be a bit pricey, and the monopusher / column wheel combo the priciest of all.

Retail on this one mine is US$ 3,200. I was offered 25% off locally from an AD on the black dial version - so the price is already significantly less scary. And I was fortunate to find this pristine example for sale by a fellow collector, so I did even better on the exact model I wanted.

Outside of the chronos, the other Heritage models don't seem to carry a huge premium. But they do represent the top of the price scale for Longines, no question. I'm attending a Longines event later this month and hope to check out the new Heritage 1935 in person.

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Longines keeps killing their heritage line by insisting on putting a date on almost every single one of them. baldy[1].gif
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Longines keeps killing their heritage line by insisting on putting a date on almost every single one of them. baldy[1].gif

 



Don't blame Longines. Blame the multitudes who won't buy a watch if it doesn't have a date feature. If there were a huge market for dateless watches, Longines - and other manufacturers - would be only too happy to fill it.

For the record, I think most any watch not named Lange or GO would be improved by the deletion of the date function.

New Seamster 300 Master Coaxial = my next watch.
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Longines keeps killing their heritage line by insisting on putting a date on almost every single one of them. baldy[1].gif

 



Don't blame Longines. Blame the multitudes who won't buy a watch if it doesn't have a date feature. If there were a huge market for dateless watches, Longines - and other manufacturers - would be only too happy to fill it.

For the record, I think most any watch not named Lange or GO would be improved by the deletion of the date function.

New Seamster 300 Master Coaxial = my next watch.

Agreed. No date FTW.

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Just wanted to thank everyone who helped me sort out what I wanted to buy as a memorial watch with a few dollars inherited from a much-loved aunt and uncle of my wife's. I wanted a German watch (they were German) and something unique (they were both really unique people, just great). And it had to be under $5K, too.

 

Looked at all kinds of things: Dornblueth (too expensive), Hentschel (ditto), Meistersinger (folks here are down on them, I think, and I wasn't impressed when I saw them, though the Pangaea was comfortable), and others that I saw discussed here.

 

After much shopping, I finally saw the Nomos watches that many of you suggested and after seeing the Metro last night am ordering it. Absolutely beautiful, much nicer than the pictures on their site. The subtle guilloche around the perimeter (can't see it in their pics) really brings the watch face to life in a way that the other Nomos watches don't (at least not for me). Liked the Orion next best, but the Metro really has personality. My only minus for it: the black Horween strap is a bit boring. A matte alligator strap would add more warmth and texture, as well as make the watch seem dressier, even if in an off-beat way. Still, it's a minor thing and I can try an alligator aftermarket strap with a quick-release, if the shell strap really bothers me (which I doubt, as it's not that bad, just boring).

 

Many thanks to all ... really appreciated the guidance.

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Longines keeps killing their heritage line by insisting on putting a date on almost every single one of them. baldy[1].gif


Indeed. That watch above your post would be so killer without that date in the seconds sub dial.
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Just wanted to thank everyone who helped me sort out what I wanted to buy as a memorial watch with a few dollars inherited from a much-loved aunt and uncle of my wife's. I wanted a German watch (they were German) and something unique (they were both really unique people, just great). And it had to be under $5K, too.

Looked at all kinds of things: Dornblueth (too expensive), Hentschel (ditto), Meistersinger (folks here are down on them, I think, and I wasn't impressed when I saw them, though the Pangaea was comfortable), and others that I saw discussed here.

After much shopping, I finally saw the Nomos watches that many of you suggested and after seeing the Metro last night am ordering it. Absolutely beautiful, much nicer than the pictures on their site. The subtle guilloche around the perimeter (can't see it in their pics) really brings the watch face to life in a way that the other Nomos watches don't (at least not for me). Liked the Orion next best, but the Metro really has personality. My only minus for it: the black Horween strap is a bit boring. A matte alligator strap would add more warmth and texture, as well as make the watch seem dressier, even if in an off-beat way. Still, it's a minor thing and I can try an alligator aftermarket strap with a quick-release, if the shell strap really bothers me (which I doubt, as it's not that bad, just boring).

Many thanks to all ... really appreciated the guidance.

It is German, it is unique and it is cool. Enjoy and please post pics.

PS. You might like the strap.
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Are you still waiting for that watch?!! haha.

Just heard from the AD . . . looking at another week. censored.gif
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He must read this thread and is clearing screwing with you, TC.
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Just heard from the AD . . . looking at another week. censored.gif

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He must read this thread and is clearing screwing with you, TC.
Without a doubt!

Sorry, TC.
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I'm breaking out pitchforks and torches at this point....let's storm the castle, TC.



Also, @ chanoch: what Rooster said, you may want to give that Horween a chance to shine first. It might sneak up on you.
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Longines keeps killing their heritage line by insisting on putting a date on almost every single one of them. baldy[1].gif

 



Don't blame Longines. Blame the multitudes who won't buy a watch if it doesn't have a date feature. If there were a huge market for dateless watches, Longines - and other manufacturers - would be only too happy to fill it.

Nah, I'll blame Longines for that, I remember seeing a vid of the ceo or new owner that he had to be convinced to remove the date on some of the heritage line. He said he will do it for the first run and that was that and I think most of those sold well. They just had to stick to their guns and just copy the original and they have done that well minus the date.

They could also offer both with and without date like they did with the Legend Diver and the no date version sold pretty well.
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He must read this thread and is clearing screwing with you, TC.

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Without a doubt!

Sorry, TC.
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I'm breaking out pitchforks and torches at this point....let's storm the castle, TC.

Thanks for the sympathy, gents. It's frustrating but I don't think it's the AD's fault or even within his control. I was with him when he told the sales associate to place the order 22 days ago, and from the limited amount of info that's out there, my understanding is that there's no way to expedite or accelerate the process with RUSA. Also, they only ship registered mail which is very unpredictable and can take up to two weeks. I don't think there's unusually high demand for this model so it is a little suprising that it took RUSA almost 2 weeks before shipping it out. Oh well.
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Just heard from the AD . . . looking at another week. censored.gif

I'm beginning to wonder in the watch arrived already, your AD started wearing it, and wants to spend another week wearing it before passing it on to you ;). J/K.  

Hopefully, it will be sharing some wrist shots with us very soon!

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