WatchUSeek Watch Forums banner

65921 - 65940 of 66329 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,788 Posts
Silver arrow gets my vote too mate. But as you said, cream dial- the below could also be considered " Heritage flag ship"

Flagship Heritage

View attachment 15933362
That watch is so close to perfection, but the date ruins it for me. It goes so far in the direction of a vintage aesthetic, and absolutely nails that part of it, but then puts that more modern function in there...blah. Disappointing....close but no cigar.
 

·
Registered
testing testing something pizza
Joined
·
23,766 Posts
That watch is so close to perfection, but the date ruins it for me. It goes so far in the direction of a vintage aesthetic, and absolutely nails that part of it, but then puts that more modern function in there...blah. Disappointing....close but no cigar.
One of the other heritage models just misses the mark for me, too. (Longines renovated their site and it's fawking impossible to find stuff now) It's the one with small seconds and has a straight-brushed slightly golden dial. The small seconds is like a millimeter closer to the center, so it's not halfway between the center and the edge. Makes it look like the case is the wrong size for the movement.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,906 Posts
That watch is so close to perfection, but the date ruins it for me. It goes so far in the direction of a vintage aesthetic, and absolutely nails that part of it, but then puts that more modern function in there...blah. Disappointing....close but no cigar.
What size case would you prefer?


OoO Bro
Dirty south chapter
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,788 Posts
What size case would you prefer?


OoO Bro
Dirty south chapter
38-40 probably the sweet spot for a dress watch for my 7.25 inch wrist. If 38mm it can't have wide bezel or short-ass lugs. I've caught and released 38mm SARB033 and a Baltic HMS001 because they both just looked too small, but kept a Nomos Tangente 38 for several years. It fit me quite well as it was all-dial and around 46 L2L from memory.

I would say though that, as leather strap instantly shrinks a watch's appearance compared to bracelet, that 40mm would be better for me in most cases. Let's just split the difference and say 39 is nirvana. :LOL:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,788 Posts
One of the other heritage models just misses the mark for me, too. (Longines renovated their site and it's fawking impossible to find stuff now) It's the one with small seconds and has a straight-brushed slightly golden dial. The small seconds is like a millimeter closer to the center, so it's not halfway between the center and the edge. Makes it look like the case is the wrong size for the movement.
You're referring to this one if I'm not mistaken.



The seconds thing doesn't bother me...it's the right-angle case shape I'm not fond of. Curved looks nicer for these kind of watches imo (see pic below from WUS member D-Mac). A very nice watch though...plenty to like with it.

 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,855 Posts
38-40 probably the sweet spot for a dress watch for my 7.25 inch wrist. If 38mm it can't have wide bezel or short-ass lugs. I've caught and released 38mm SARB033 and a Baltic HMS001 because they both just looked too small, but kept a Nomos Tangente 38 for several years. It fit me quite well as it was all-dial and around 46 L2L from memory.

I would say though that, as leather strap instantly shrinks a watch's appearance compared to bracelet, that 40mm would be better for me in most cases. Let's just split the difference and say 39 is nirvana. :LOL:


Today and probably tomorrow I’m wearing a RGM 151P that I favor that’s 38.5mm that’s not bad. It has an ETA 2892 A-2 movement that’s been modified by Roland G. Murphy in Lancaster, PA.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,855 Posts
This is pretty fantastic. 38.5 and only 9.9mm thick.



OoO Bro
Dirty south chapter
That one is a left hander and prefer sword hands to paddle hands. For me the paddle hands would not deter me although the left handed crown would. That particular RGM model is designated 151PW.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
29,459 Posts
LoL not quite that slow, but yea I've done that in my Vette a few times.

OoO Baby!
Our speed limit in school zones is 40 km/h and that is about 25 mph. Traffic scientists are trying to get the government to drop it to 30 mph. The problem that I have with all this is that the rules don't make it safer because we still get horrific accidents all the time. No rule in the world can stop an idiot getting behind the wheel and driving dangerously. There are many people who have lost their license and are still on the road. The traffic cops have done nothing about it because it is too difficult to stake out their houses and haul them to courts only for the courts to cut them lose.
 
65921 - 65940 of 66329 Posts
Top