Longines

Longines is a Swiss watch brand and a subsidiary of the Swatch Group. Longines was launched in 1832 and is popular for its connection to aviation through the Longines Aviator watches. Charles Lindbergh designed a watch after his flight over the Atlantic and Longines still produces this model today. In 1896 Longines was the time keeper of the Olympics and has since seen a number of endorsements from sports celebrities and adventurers. The first Longines in-house movement (caliber) was produced in 1867. Notable lines are the Longines sports watchs, Longines aviation watches, Among the more popular Longines watch models are the Longines Master Collection, Longines Legend Diver, Longines Conquest Classic, Longines Evidenza, Longines DolceVita, Longines PrimaLuna, Longines La Grande Classique, Longines Flagship, Longines Saint-Imier Collection, Longines Heritage Collection. WatchTime is a leading Longines authority. We cover Longines watch news, Longines prices and reviews of Longines watches. Photos are included for Longines men's watches such as the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 as well as Longines ladies watches. Vntage Longines watch updates complement our reporting. Our watch database has additional information on the Longines Dolce Vita, Longines Evidanza, Longines La Grande Classique, Longines Saat. WatchTime magazine is the Longines portal, with news on Longines automatic watches and vintage Longines watches as well as new Longines watch editions, with Longines prices.

The Rise of Longines Watches: A History of the Longines Watch Company

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Become an expert historian on Longines watches! Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime magazine and learn more about the history of Longines watches! Longines watches have a long … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

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Call it a "budget" timepiece or an "entry-level luxury" affordable watch: for many, affordable watches are the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many affordable mechanical … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

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Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Best-Value Chronographs

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As watch brands introduced their new models at SIHH and Baselworld, let's look at my annual Top 10 Best-Value Watches list, which I assembled for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. We've covered my favorite … [Read more...]


Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal … [Read more...]


Grading the Retrograde: Longines Master Collection Retrograde Test

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Longines’s Master Collection Retrograde has an exclusive movement with no less than four retrograde functions. How does it hold up under WatchTime’s exacting scrutiny? … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

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The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, launched last year, is modeled on a Longines pilots’ watch from the 1920s. Its most salient feature is, as its name suggests, its crown, which is prominent not … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Roundup: 7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

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The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]


Rocket Watch: How the Omega Speedmaster Became the Omega Moonwatch

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When the Omega Speedmaster watch was introduced in 1957, no one imagined that it would later accompany a parade of space pioneers to the moon. The astronauts aboard Mercury spacecraft wore their own … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

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From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" … [Read more...]


Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2015

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"Watch Insider" Alexander Linz spent Baselworld 2015 dashing back and forth to photograph new products and interview the big hitters of the watch world. Here are links to audio files of the … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Longines Watches for New Collectors

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Longines represents an excellent entry point into the world of fine Swiss-made watches. During the brand’s 182-year history, it has served as an official Olympic timer, supplied timepieces to … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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The Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase, debuting at Baselworld 2015 this week, adds a new complication to the brand's Classic Conquest collection. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Favorite Divers’ Watches

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Admittedly, I do not dive. In fact – and this has been a secret until now – it took me a lot of effort to even get my swimming diploma when I was a young boy. For my parents, this must have been … [Read more...]


Dive Watches 101: Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

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In the latest installment in our series on the basics of divers' watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also … [Read more...]


Expert Advice: How To Buy Vintage Watches

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As noted in my previous article about buying pre-owned watches, the market for truly "vintage" watches is something quite different from that for relatively young "pre-owned" watches. Any watch made … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 8 Watches for Friday the 13th

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As we all try to survive another Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to re-post this "Fratello Friday" article highlighting eight watches that have the number ‘13’ in their reference … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

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In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I take a look at the Longines Heritage Diver watches, released last summer, which are re-issued versions of Longines watches for divers produced in the … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Reviews and Tests

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Watch Tests and Watch Reviews, all taken from the print edition of WatchTime magazine, are among our most popular features on Watchtime.com. Here's a look back at the watches our readers were most … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Brand Videos

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and many of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the … [Read more...]