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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:56 pm



Afternoon,
The strap on the Connie was too long so I decided to swap it out. I had a brilliant thought and decided to drive down to Tourneau as it was time for the complimentary check up on the Longines. The strap for it had not faired so well so they put a new one on. This was going to be an order item but it turns out they had a new one in the back and spared me a trip. I took the time to peruse their offerings as well as the brand boutiques in the Galleria.
Anywho. Since the watch looks much better with the new strap I decided I'd take another shot at reviewing. This may also be a pre-intro to a future sale.
Make: Longines
Model: Presence - discontinued model of the Classiques line
Dimensions: 38mm not including the crown. I think it's just under 8mm thick
Movement: ETA 2892/A2 - date at 3 o'clock
Water Resistance: 30m - never been tested beyond raindrops
Dial: silver guilloche - a nice pattern that rarely shows well in most stock pictures
Strap: black leather with Longines signed tang buckle
Crystal: sapphire
Caseback: plain stainless.

I picked this one up a little over a year ago when I wanted something slimmer and smaller than my Citizen to wear with my white gold and sterling ring set I like. As usual I spent a month or more researching, browsing etailers and brick and mortar stores, boring my wife with my search details, etc. Then I walked into Tourneau one night to see some of the watches I'd been looking at and found this one. The rest, as they say, is history.
I've managed to hang on all of the original packaging. The inner box is very nice and I couldn't tell you if it's wood or a reasonable facsimile. When it's all put together in the outer box you have a structure large enough to rent out as a microloft in NYC. This is due in part to an owner's manual that is 95%useless. It has directions for all movements that were in the current for Longines at that time. Maybe it's easier for them to print them this way but I found it wasteful. My model isn't even referenced directly in the manual. There are setting directions that are correct.
So far it has kept excellent time. I couldn't tell you if it's so many seconds off but it has always been accurate. Slips well under the cuff - dresses up nicely. I've mainly worn it with business casual, sometimes jeans. She is pretty comfy on the wrist and has decent presence (ha ha) with the slim bezel. Your can feel it's there but just. The strap Longines issues with this thing is nothing special. It looks nice new but after six months' steady was getting tired in the buckle area. The only reason I didn't get something else yesterday was the fact that the replacement is free. The stainless case is well polished. The caseback is nothing to write home about.
There are times when the engraving on the silver dial seems to fade away. Then you get under the right light and it's all there. I've always liked it.
Now I find myself not loving it as I think I'd rather have a stainless with a black dial - maybe another vintage piece like a Bulova electric so I can get the style I find myself favoring more and a movement type that isn't represented in my small collection. So this watch may go up for sale in order to justify the purchase of another.
Hope y'all enjoyed.
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Re: Longines Presence

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:24 am

I really enjoyed the review - until, that is, you suddenly mentioned that you were "not loving [the watch] as much." I get what you're saying, but it came as a bit of an unpleasant surprise after such a positive review. Still, it was well-written and the pix went well with the write-up. Overall, a really good piece. Thanks for posting, and keep 'em coming, R-Cat! Laughing

Oh, and take everything this old dead guy has to say with a large grain of salt; what do the dead know anyway, right? scratch
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:27 am

Nice job RCat and one hell of a nice dress piece...........
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:33 am

Mortuus wrote:I really enjoyed the review - until, that is, you suddenly mentioned that you were "not loving [the watch] as much." I get what you're saying, but it came as a bit of an unpleasant surprise after such a positive review. Still, it was well-written and the pix went well with the write-up. Overall, a really good piece. Thanks for posting, and keep 'em coming, R-Cat! Laughing

Oh, and take everything this old dead guy has to say with a large grain of salt; what do the dead know anyway, right? scratch

Thanks, Mort. All comments welcome in order to write better.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:38 am

By the way, Mort I'd swear those are lyrics from Sympathy for the Devil.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:39 am

bigedsurf wrote:Nice job RCat and one hell of a nice dress piece...........

Thank you.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:08 am

rallycat wrote:By the way, Mort I'd swear those are lyrics from Sympathy for the Devil.

Indeed, they are one and-the-same. Well done, sir!
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:30 am

Mortuus wrote:
rallycat wrote:By the way, Mort I'd swear those are lyrics from Sympathy for the Devil.

Indeed, they are one and-the-same. Well done, sir!

Best WW2 reference in a song right after Roads to Moscow.
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Re: Longines Presence

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:06 am

Want to have longines watch brand in my next collection piece. So. I want suggestion which model will be best go now a days. Any latest longines model have launched in recent period.
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:14 am

BryanSTD it seems your Piece have Longinges for gigantic globublar gobs of guy-juice.









































Good luck with this, in the Year of the Snake.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:39 am

Please offer it up to the forum first

Nice watch, good review.
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:36 pm

Bryansts wrote:Want to have longines watch brand in my next collection piece. So. I want suggestion which model will be best go now a days. Any latest longines model have launched in recent period.


jason_recliner wrote:BryanSTD it seems your Piece have Longinges for gigantic globublar gobs of guy-juice.

Good luck with this, in the Year of the Snake.


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