Two new watches with some awesome vintage-style cases...
The new Longines Heritage Diver comes in two versions, a chronograph and a 3-hand. Both are clearly dive watches, with rotating bezels (inner, bi-directional), 300 meters of water resistance, and lots of lume. However, unlike most other diving watches, these have cases that are only 43mm in diameter, a rather conservative size nowadays. The chronograph pushers are not screw-down, which is rather convenient when the chronograph is to be activated. However, the crown, case back, and bezel are all screw-down. The case has a number of finishes, with a brushed sunburst decoration on the top and a polished finish on the side. The case back is engraved with a diver, an appropriate decoration for the watch. At the heart of the chronograph beats the calibre L651.3, a modified ETA 2894-2. The 3-hand watch also uses a modified ETA movement (2824-2), called the calibre L633.5 by Longines. Both are available on either a black synthetic bracelet with small diving buckle or a black rubber bracelet with diving folding clasp. These new diving watches from Longines look absolutely fantastic at least in my opinion because I'll admit it, I'm a fan of cushion cases, IF they are done correctly.
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