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

    Hello all,

    Newbie here looking for some opinions as between the Longines Legend Diver Milanese Bracelet and the Oris Aquis "Source of Life" LE. I am torn between these two at the moment.

    Any other recommendations around the USD$2,500 "MSRP" price point would also be welcome.

    To provide some context, this will be my graduation gift from my parents. I'll soon be working in a setting where I'll have to suit up every day. So I am looking to find a versatile watch that I can dress up during the week and also use while playing sports and underwater etc...

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

    I prefer the Longines out of these two, but both these are really good Watches.

    If your budget would stretch a little more, what about a Tudor Black Bay 58 (best thing about it is that it does not have a date feature):

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

    Again, have to point out my experience with my mechanical graduation watch.....it did not last a year after Dad gave it to me.

    Young folks using watches for sports need a G-Shock. Nothing else can handle the hard use a watch will see on a young wrist.

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

    I have had a Hamilton Seaview 1000 (ETA 2824-2) for the past 7-years and its still going strong. Its been above 20,000 feet in the Himalayas and has seen plenty of dives (ain't my first rodeo). I am looking to step my watch game up a notch - hence the above noted options.

    I also can't exactly wear a G-Shock to the law firm I work at.

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

    If you do not mind a non-Dive Watch, what about:

    Dan.
    A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down
    H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
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    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
    Casio G-Shock GA-700
    Casio G-Shock DW-5600E
    And others (not really worth mentioning)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    If you do not mind a non-Dive Watch, what about:


    Those Tudor's are very sharp (especially that black bay) - thanks for sending. Unfortunately my budget cannot be stretched (blame it on the weak Canadian dollar!) so these options may just be out of reach... for now.

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

    I really like the Longines, but there is a heap to choose from in that price range like Omega, Tag, Nomos to name a few.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by starow View Post
    I really like the Longines, but there is a heap to choose from in that price range like Omega, Tag, Nomos to name a few.
    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.

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

    All great watches, I lean more towards the longines (more vintage vibe to it).

    Tudor 58 is another great watch.
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    I’ve owned both. My advise is to try them on as they wear very differently.

    The LLD has a long lug to lug. The Oris wears a lot better due to its lug and case design.

    Looks wise the LLD is hard to beat. Although the bracelet on the Oris is one of the best around.
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