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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    Quote Originally Posted by goodyou View Post
    I was originally considering the Tag AR Calibre 5, however, I like the Oris Aquis a little more. It seemed to be favoured over the AR on these forums.

    The Omega's are unfortunately too expensive. On that note, I was absolutely salivating over the Breitling Superocean Heritage II... too pricey though!

    I wasn't huge on the Longines at first, but it has really grown on me over the last couple days (especially with that strap). Should I be concerned that the Longines is too small at 42mm? (My Hamilton is 46mm). I guess this is largely a matter of personal taste, but I am intrigued to hear your thoughts.
    I recently got a 40mm Dan Henry 1970 and at first i thought it might be to small, but i'm actually really liking the smaller size. I love the Longines and would've brought one but as someone else said the lug to lug is long and it didn't sit right on my wrist so make sure you try it on before hand.

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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    As mentioned, the Longines wears big for its diameter. If you are happy with your 46mm Hamilton, this will be perfect.
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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    The Longines is the definitely the better looking of the two in my opinion. Have you tried both of these on yet? That might be the ultimate deciding factor for you. Pictures are one thing, but in real life the look and fit is completely different.

    I too have a 46 mm Hamilton which I love, but I have dabbled a little with smaller watches (down to 40mm) and have been ok.
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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    Would you consider pre-owned? That opens up a lot of good watches in your price range.
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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    I will go and try on these watches some time in the next couple days, assuming my AD has them in stock.

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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    Quote Originally Posted by Hills-Berger View Post
    Would you consider pre-owned? That opens up a lot of good watches in your price range.
    Potentially. Do you know of any reputable online dealers?

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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    Oris Aquis is my choice between the two. However, if you are going outside of those two, I second a Tudor Black Bay. A pre-owned ETA one or even the in-house ones can be had between 2-2.5k.
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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    I do not like divers, but I have the Longines on a milanese and it's quite nice. Be aware though that the Longines is VERY heavy on the milanese, and it's not a true milanese like a dress or lady's milanese but "solid" (it won't flex and move other than curve). It works fine and I like the look, but it is not a true milanese.

    Also I think these are two very different styles. I like the Longines specifically because it doesn't jump out as having a gigantic bezel like the Oris. So for me I would never be considering the two side by side.
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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    These are generally good-sized watches. The Aquis is almost 44mm and the Longines has super long lugs. Both fine watches if your wrist can handle it.
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    Re: Longines Legend Diver (Milanese) vs Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE

    I think the Longines is probably better with a suit. Don't be afraid to look at a used one either, spend the spare cash on a beater for the weekends.
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