September 10, 2011

Longines Legend Diver Review

Longines Legend Diver Watch Review

  From the Longines Heritage Collection comes the Legend Diver L3.674.4.56.3 and what beautiful diver it is. The Legend Diver is a modern vintage throwback to the 60’s. It might not be the most popular watch in Longines lineup, but it is one of their best.
  Immediately, demanding and fighting for your visual attention is the classic diver domed crystal. A black lacquered dial is paired nicely with vintage style patina lume. A fantastic subtle touch that adds to the Legend’s vintage appeal. However, the dial does have one big miss, it is lacking heavily in the lume department as a whole. Otherwise, Longines pulled this watch off masterfully, with great attention to detail as to be expected. There are two screw down crowns located at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock. The 2 o’clock crown is used to operate the rotating internal bezel. The watch comes equipped with a nylon strap, this is either a love or hate it decision. If you happen to be on the other side of the fence with the nylon strap, it can easily be swapped out to something more to your liking. Powering the Legend is Longines automatic caliber L633, built off of an ETA 2824-2. Overall, between the design, domed sapphire crystal, and price point, the Legend Diver is a clear winner. 

Pros - Domed sapphire crystal, vintage appeal, 300m 
Considerations - Lacks a date complication

Case Diameter: 42mm
Case: Stainless Steel
Bezel: Internal
Dial: Black 
Crystal: Sapphire
Strap: Nylon
Movement: L633/2824-2Power Reserve: 38 hrs
Water Resistant: 300M
Lug Width: 21mm

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