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    variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    I am wondering about the differences of the ORIGINALS Longines Legend Diver watches , no date .

    I have noted 2 different faces 2 different works , 2 different jewels .

    First note the AS19 290 25 jewels dash lines at the 12 3 6 9 reads SWISS MADE under the 6
    ( I really don't know if the above original had 25 jewels , as I could only find the reissue)

    Second note AS19 7042-2 17 jewels dots at the 12 3 6 9 reads SWISS under the 6

    Were there less of the 17 jewel made ? -seem that is what I am finding.
    Were these 2 examples put out the same year?


    Thanks for reading.
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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    There are more differences and references between one of the most beautiful diver watches ever made (IMHO) , I wrote an article about that in Italian
    Longinespassion I hope it helps......

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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    Thank you , but looking for something in English .
    Really would LOVE to read what you wrote.

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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    Super article, BSH, with excellent photographic support. I am able to get the gist of it with Mr. Google and a working knowledge of spanish. I will definitely take time to read that more closely over the weekend.

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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    Beautiful watches on your site .
    I just can't read anything.
    You show a 7042 - 1 .
    Swiss under the number 6 , dots by the 12 3 6 9

    What is the difference between between 7042-1 , and 7042-2 .

    What dates where the 7042-1 and 7042 - 2 made?
    Are they both 17 jewels ?
    Are they 42 mm or 44 mm?

    Are these Legends or Nautilus ?
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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    There are no differences between 7042 1-2-3 , all of them with 19AS movement , all of them with 100 mt diving depth tested. Just one special dial design with dots and radial lines on the first part of the 01 serie. Than the big move to 290 movement (in my opinion more affordable than the tiny 19AS) with exactly the same look in all components in the 01 serie. From the serie 7150-02 and 03 the hands are changing and , main point , the crown are 200 meters depth tested. The following references with 290 movement are the 7494 (01-02-03) and the 7594 , the last with no changes.......Those are the "two crowns diver" (the legend is the new remake in my opinion). The Nautilus is the first with one crown and the external rotating plastic bezel.

    PS all of them are 42 mm. without the crown , the Nautilus is 40mm. without the crown.
    Sorry, now I answered to all your questions (except the one related to the value where I have no idea)
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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    Quote Originally Posted by LouS View Post
    Super article, BSH, with excellent photographic support. I am able to get the gist of it with Mr. Google and a working knowledge of spanish. I will definitely take time to read that more closely over the weekend.
    Thanks a lot LouS , very kind of you. My next articles will be in English :=)

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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    Thank you .

    I have a 7042 - 2 , AS19 , with dots , SWISS under the 6 , case 132 , 17 jewel , serial number starts with 114 ,
    the hands are open you can see through them . This watch is missing the second hand , has a damaged crystal, and is missing
    the time setting stem/crown .Some wear/fading to the face , but no worse than I've seen on others.

    The hatched line / net , bezel crown is here ,and turns the bezel just fine.
    Also the watch is in running / working condition and really seems to keep time.
    Screw on back cover also seems to screw tight


    I do thank you for your help and time .
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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    It can help a picture of it , just to see what is needed to get it in a new splendid shape.....take care of it :=) , my pleasure...now I go to watch 2nd half of AC Milan match......

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    Re: variations of 1960's Original dual crown Longines legend diver

    I sadly will be offering this for sale , as-is .
    I know there will be someone who wants to save this classic.

    So it's neither a Legend or Nautilus ?

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