Five Affordable Longines Watches for New Collectors

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 multiple expeditions and to the International Aviation Federation, won numerous Grand Prix competitions, and of course created the famous Lindberg Hour Angle pilots’ watch. Today, Longines offers a broad range of great-looking replica watches uk at attractive prices. Here are five we can recommend for new collectors.

Longines Conquest 24 Hours

The Longines Conquest line exemplifies the brand’s spirit for adventure. The Conquest 24 Hour combines the purposeful look of an explorer’s tool watch with an air of elegance that makes it appropriate for all occasions. The dial displays are crystal clear, and the 41-mm case strikes an excellent balance between oversize sports models and undersize dress best Swiss replica watches sale, making it a versatile companion. The crystal is sapphire with an anti-reflective coating. The screw-in crown contributes to the 50-meter water resistance rating. The bright red 24-hour hand lets the owner track a second time zone.

The Longines Conquest 24 Hours is priced at $1,600.

Longines Conquest 24 hours

Longines HydroConquest

With its 300 meter water resistance rating, the HydroConquest is no poseur. To our eyes, the red dial accents give this dive chronograph a strong sporting character. The case measures 41 mm x 15.7 mm, and it houses the mechanical, automatic winding caliber L688 column-wheel chronograph movement, developed exclusively for Longines by ETA. The subdials include a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and small continuous seconds at 9 o’clock. The screw-down caseback, lateral crown protection and sapphire crystal offer protection from the elements, and the luminous hands and Arabic numerals let you read the time in all lighting conditions. Divers will appreciate the unidirectional bezel and double safety folding clasp.

The Longines HydroConquest chronograph retails for $2,325.

Longines HydroConquest

Longines Master Automatic Chronograph

For many collectors, when you ask them to think Longines, this is the look that comes to mind. The Master collection includes only mechanical cheap Breitling replica watches offering classic looks. The stainless steel case is classically sized at 38.5 mm, and the dial has a richly textured silver barleycorn finish – another nod to tradition. The dial sets off the blued steel hands to great effect. The movement is a Longines Caliber L651 with central chronograph seconds and a 30-minutes counter at 9 o’clock. The continuous small seconds are located at 9 o’clock. The movement can be viewed through a sapphire display back.

The Master Automatic Chronograph retails for $2,775.

Longines Master Automatic Chronograph

Longines Heritage 1973

The Heritage 1973 is one our favorite models from Longines. Some might call the look retro, but we prefer modern and timeless. The look is based on a new replica watches uk Longines produced during the 1970s, and to our eye, the design has aged very well. This is not a cookie-cutter watch, but one with flair and individuality. It just works.

The 40-mm cushion case secures a movement to be proud of – an L688 Longines column-wheel chronograph. The column wheel controls the start, stop and reset actions, and it is an expensive construction found in the finest chronographs. This movement is manufactured by ETA exclusively for Longines. A clear sapphire caseback lets you view the chronograph mechanism, with its blued column wheel, in action.

We also like the subdial presentation. At first glance, the twin black registers give the Swiss replica watches uk a bi-compax look, but then you notice the white 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. The blue tachymeter scale that circles the outer edge of the dial adds just a hint of color. The dial is very well balanced with a clarity that gives it a purposeful look.

The Longines Heritage 1973 is priced at $3,275.

Longines Heritage 1973

Avigation Oversize Crown

Longine’s history is rich with aviation achievements, the aforementioned Lindberg Hour Angle being but one example. The Avigation Oversize Crown chronograph design is based on a fake watches uk Longines produced during the 1920s. Unlike many modern pilots’ watches that are too large to wear comfortably, this model measures 41 mm in diameter, meaning you can wear it anywhere. But it is no shrinking violet. The bold design makes a strong statement on the wrist.

Pilots’ fashion replica watches uk are all about legibility, and this piece offers it in abundance. Its black dial, white numerals and gold-plated, luminous, pear-shaped hands are extremely easy to read. The bezel is marked with a single white, triangular index that can be rotated in either direction, allowing pilots to set chronographic reference points. The fluted finish on the bezel and crown carry over from the early days of aviation, when cockpits were not heated. The size and texture allow the bezel and crown to be easily manipulated, even when wearing thick leather gloves.

We like the bi-compax chronograph layout, and together with the large date display at 6 o’clock, the dial is very well balanced. The main attraction lies behind the dial – a monopusher, column-wheel chronograph movement. These are quite rare, and typically found in best luxury replica watches uk with five-figure prices. Indeed, some people may experience a moment of confusion upon noticing chronograph subdials but no pushers. In this case, the oversize crown doubles as the chronograph push piece, controlling the start, stop, and rest functions, which is why the crown is set away from the case. And as noted, there’s a column wheel to boot, all visible through a sapphire display back.

At $3,500, the Avigation Oversize Crown chronograph is the most expensive piece we’ve selected, but it nonetheless represents outstanding value.

Longines Avignation Oversize Crown

Chronograph History Lives in the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915

Breitling replica watches is an important name in the history of the chronograph, and now the brand is marking that role with a limited-edition version of the Transocean. The new Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 marks the 100th anniversary of a major design innovation that we too often take for granted on contemporary chronographs.

When you think of a chronograph today, one of the first images in your head is probably the two pushers on the side of the case at 2 and 4 o’clock. But timers had to go a long way before this design became standard. It was a matter of many separate inventions, developed in sequence over decades. In the early 20th century, a chronograph had a completely different appearance. At the time, all chronographs were monopushers, with the controls for starting, stopping, and returning the timer to zero all placed in the crown.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915_Dial and Historic Piece 560

Breitling was one of the first companies to break free of this paradigm and to kickstart the evolution of the modern chronograph. In 1915, Gaston Breitling, son of founder Léon Breitling, designed a timing Swiss replica watches uk with a separate pusher to control the start, stop and reset functions. He placed it on the side of the case at 2 o’clock, just above the crown. The 2 o’clock positioning would soon become standard, as it is easy to reach and control on the wrist. (With wristwatches only just coming into vogue during World War I, the 3 o’clock position of the crown was still a new idea, too.) It wasn’t until 1923 that Breitling would separate the zero-reset button from the start/stop pusher, thus allowing for timing individual events without resetting the chronograph. But the advent of a monopusher distinct from the crown made a world of difference.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Dial CU 560

The new Transocean Chronograph 1915 plays off of these roots, updating them for a dial and case design in keeping with the Transocean collection. An angled pusher sits at 2 o’clock, above the fluted crown. The silvered dial has a bicompax display: a small-seconds subdial is at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The hands and Arabic numerals have luminous coating. A date window can be found at 6 o’clock.

Whereas Transocean cheap replica watches for sale usually have the Breitling 01 automatic movement, the Transocean Chronograph 1915 uses a new manufacture movement. Chronometer-certified by COSC, Caliber B14 is a hand-wound movement running in 33 jewels. It has a 70-hour power reserve. Thanks to a frequency of 28,800 vph, the chronograph can time events up to a 1/4 of a second. The seconds scale around the dial is graduated to divide up the minute into 240 parts. Caliber B14 has a double column-wheel construction, arranged in two tiers.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 Soldier Bracelet 560

The best replica watches uk has a stainless-steel case with a diameter of 43 mm. The dial is covered by a sapphire crystal with nonreflective coating. The caseback also is made of sapphire to reveal the movement; it also shows an engraving to mark the occasion: “100e anniversaire 1915-2015.”

The 2015 Cheap Replica Watches UK comes on a crocodile strap or on the Ocean Classic steel-mesh bracelet. It is water resistant to 100 meters. Appropriately for the anniversary, Breitling is manufacturing 1,915 pieces of the Transocean Chronograph 1915.

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Five Affordable Swiss Watches with In-House Movements

When shopping for a fine timepiece, people often seek particular attributes, and two of the most popular are “Swiss made” and “In-house movement.” Here are five Swiss replica watches for sale that meet these criteria, and that you can acquire without breaking the bank.

Alpina proudly counts itself among the small group of Swiss watch manufacturers that develops and produces its own calibers. Within this elite circle, the Startimer Pilot Manufacture offers outstanding value. This 44 mm watch lets you enjoy classic good looks, automatic winding and a useful pointer date at 6 o’clock, all powered by the Alpina AL-710 caliber. The suggested retail price for the stainless steel model on a leather strap is a mere $2,595.

alpina startimer

If you seek something a bit dressier, Alpina’s sister company, Frédérique, Constant offers the elegant Slimline Manufacture Moonphase. This 42 mm fake Swiss watches features the Frédérique Constant automatic winding caliber FC-705 with 26 jewels and a 42 power reserve. The stainless steel model on a strap lists for $3,695.

frederique constant moonphase

JeanRichard, the sister brand of Girard-Perregaux, also joined the manufacture club recently. The sporty-yet-dressy 1681 Ronde Small Seconds is attractive and versatile. This 41 mm watch features the automatic winding caliber JR1050 with small seconds at 6 o’clock and a date display at 3 o’clock. The JeanRichard 1681 Ronde Small Seconds is priced at $5,300.

jeanrichard 1681 rondo

Some may be surprise to see a Rolex in this group. The replica Rolex watches is the new 36 mm Oyster Perpetual, and it is powered by the Rolex self-winding caliber 3130. This is the only movement in our group that is a COSC-certified chronometer. The movement features other high-end Rolex components, including a free-sprung balance and the patented blue Parachrom balance spring, all protected by the famous Rolex Oyster case. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is priced at $5,400.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Our final affordable Swiss Brietling replica watches is produced by Zenith, a brand with a proud history as a manufacture. We’ve selected the Captain Elite Central Seconds, a dress watch with a sporty flair that makes it a great all-around timepiece. This 40 mm watch features Zenith’s in-house Elite 670 caliber with automatic winding and a date display at 6 o’clock. This movement runs at 28,800 vph in 27 jewels with a 50 hour power reserve. The Captain Elite Central Seconds is priced from $5,600.

zenith captain elite

Back to the Past: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra Thin 1948

The iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has had many incarnations since its debut as a watch for polo players in 1931. One of the most recent is the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra-Thin 1948, a classically elegant Swiss replica watches that revives the look of the Reverso model that heralded the style of the 1950s.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra-Thin 1948 is distinguished from other Reverso models by the inscription “Fabriqué en Suisse” (“made in Switzerland”) on the dial, just below the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo, a nod to the 1948 original. The traditional Reverso swiveling case, with its Art Deco-inspired rectangular shape and distinctive gadroons, is made of stainless steel. True to its name, the Replica Cartier watches uk is very slender, just 7.3 mm thick despite its contemporary large dimensions (46.8 x 27.4 mm).  The back surface of the case bears Jaeger-LeCoultre’s “1000 Hours Control” motto, referring to the brand’s intensive quality control testing, but is otherwise a blank canvas for its owner to personalize. The silvered, grained dial has blue, stamped hour indices and blue-facetted baton-shaped hands. A rectangular subdial for small seconds is placed at 6 o’clock.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1948This ultra-thin fake Swiss Breiitling watches has a correspondingly slim movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Caliber 822/2, which is made entirely in-house at the brand’s manufacture in Le Sentier, Switzerland. The manual-wound movement is only 2.94 mm thick, with a frequency of 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 45 hours. It is made up of 114 parts, including 19 jewels and boasts hand-decorated patterns on several elements. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1948 is fitted with a matte black alligator strap with steel pin buckle and will be available exclusively at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques, priced at $9,450.

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