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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    One thing to note about the Longines is that it is quite a "fat" watch (as opposed to slim). I'll post some pics of mine to try and give you an idea:






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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    Does it feel lighter than it looks? Any issues with wearing it more than 8 hours continuous, i.e at work?

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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    Working with both this brands everyday I would definitely go with Longines. RW watches has less quality material to it. Can't go wrong with the Longines.
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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by GETS View Post
    One thing to note about the Longines is that it is quite a "fat" watch (as opposed to slim). I'll post some pics of mine to try and give you an idea:





    Thick or not, it looks terrific on your wrist!
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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    44mm may fly with a tool watch, but with your wrists and the style of the watch, IMO the smaller size is the way to go.

    To be perfectly honest, you might even consider a 38-39mm watch, and thinner at that. Heck, I wear a 39mm Aqua Terra and it looks fantastic on my ~7-1/2" wrist. Dressier watches shouldn't dominate the wrist, especially ones that are shinier and more ornate. They should speak with quiet confidence, not shout over the rest of your wardrobe.
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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    Dani,
    I am in the same situation as you in terms of choosing an automatic watch. In my opinion, the RW watches are beautiful. I've had both the RW 2849-Stc-00659 and the Longines watch on my wrist. They are both very high quality watches. I like RW as they are still an independant, family owned firm. That is a rare thing these days, even with swiss watches. After months of pondering and researching, I have decided for the RW. Not becasue I didn't like the Longines, I just prefer the look of the RW. Also, the Longines does not have a sweeping second hand (at least not on the master complications moonphase). Another watch I was considering is the Revue Thommen Specialties Moon Phase. It is less expensive, but still looks very nice. Again, I ust feel for the RW.


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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    I agree with the consensus here and I personally love the look of that longines.

    But if you are after some alternatives:

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    I realise none of those have power reserve so might not meet all your criteria, and I still think the longines is a better choice than those, but always good to check out what else is out there. Good luck and let us know what you get!
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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by American Eagle View Post
    Ever since the Swatch Group decided to make Omega chase Rolex all the way to the top, they've tried to position Longines in the same spot Omega used to be. Therefore, prices have increased at an outstanding pace. I have no doubt they will continue rising for a few more years (until they reach previous Omega territory.)
    Is the quality increasing at the same rate as the price or are Swatch raising Longines status by price alone?

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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tag Mac View Post
    Is the quality increasing at the same rate as the price or are Swatch raising Longines status by price alone?
    Longines is turning out some really nice pieces these days so no, in my opinion they are not just elevating status by price alone.
    The Good Watches:
    UTS 1000M V2 -
    # 087/200
    Grand Seiko SBGR083 - # 575/700
    Muhle Glashutte - 29er BIG -
    Ebel - 1911 BTR 137 Chronograph

    Baume and Mercier - Capeland Flyback
    Lew and Huey - Acionna - Blue - # 001
    Jaeger LeCoultre - Reverso

    The Weekend Beater Watches:
    Philip Stein - Active
    Glam Rock - Gulfstream

    I'd admire a Pretty Watch even if it was sitting on a pile of dog-doo. Yes, I would!

    "So many watches, so little time" Since we're all friends here on WUS, feel free to call me
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    Re: Longines vs Raymond Weil...please help me decide or offer alternatives?

    The biggest problem with the Master collection watches (retrograde, calendar etc) are that they are all way too thick. They sit very high on the wrist and it just doesnt feel comfortable for me.

    I'd pick a Raymond Weil Parsifal to be perfectly honest but it doesnt cover your moonphase requirement.

    I'll give a strong rec for Frederique Constant though. I think their Slimline Moonphase is one of the best looking watches out there
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