Welcome to the Longines' newest re-issue. Faithful to the original in many ways, you can find out more about the watch below.
For starters, the new watch is based off of a model from the 1940s created for British paratroopers. The name of the watch (COSD) is not a misspelling of the chronometer mark, but instead stands for Combined Operations Command. The new watch has a 40mm case that houses the mechanical L619.2. As a whole, the watch is very similar to it's predecessor. Both dials share the railway-track minute, the large crown (although the newer model's crown is slightly smaller and therefore more functional for the modern wearer who will not be jumping out of WWII-era planes. Both watches also share the green NATO strap, a timeless indication that the watch is either for military use or is created to take a beating. Of course, the newer model is probably using it as part of the design because although Longines are more of an entry-level brand, they aren't free. On this watch, although I recognize that it is a re-issue, I would have greatly preferred for the designers to have a dark brown leather strap instead. It would retain (in my opinion) part of the military feel, but also offer a more refined design and will probably attract more buyers. This however, doesn't matter as straps can be easily interchanged. As a result, most buyers will probably switch out the strap when they purchase the watch. Back to the similarities, both watches also have a 24-hour inner ring, which again is more of a stylistic choice at this point. The newer model is a modern watch, with more features such as the date window at three o'clock and Superluminova on the hour markers and hands. Overall, I prefer the white (although it looks tan) dial (especially since it has blued hands) over the what appears to be green, but is actually a black dial. Regardless, it's a good offering from Longines and I appreciate the fact that they are trying to maintain their heritage.
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