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    Longines Lindbergh. Why is this watch so rar on WUS?

    Hi all. I cant guarantee, i would ask this, if i would not own this watch. But.. why is this, in my opinion, beautiful watch so rar here?

    This watch is so unique in many ways. The bezel, caseback, inner-dial and bracelet. Maybe too "special" for the ordinary watch collector/aficionado ?
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    It's different, so I would respect the man who wears it on that level. But I find it to be an almost perfectly hideous watch.

    This is just a critique of aesthetics, though, so useless as a judgement on what counts in a watch. Different people like different designs, and that's a good thing.

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I'm glad you like your watch, but I have no idea what three-fifths of the markings do. The bezel and inner red ring are divided into 15ths of the circle - what does this do? The blue ring that counts up to 180 - what does that do? If the markings don't intuitively make sense to folks, and they don't to me, they won't buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutterbug57 View Post
    If the markings don't intuitively make sense to folks, and they don't to me, they won't buy it.

    For the people outside the forums, sure. But here? Is a hour angle watch realy uninteresting for the watch aficionados here?

    Dont get me wrong, i dont want to impose my taste to someone, but i was wondering. So many want a watch with heritage and something unique, and then the lindbergh gets no attention? It was weird to me.
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    It's a Longines not a Rolex.

    People here claim to be watch enthusiasts yet most buy Rolexes. Truth.
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    Re: Longines Lindbergh. Why is this watch so rar on WUS?

    The history of the watch is very interesting, but the calculation it is designed to make is one I will never need. I will never fly an airplane without instruments, so Hour Angle, or computing Equation Of Time has no use to me. I don't want it cluttering up my watch. It is a curiosity, but inasmuch as it would be purely for show, I'd probably not wear one unless I felt in need of a conversation starter.
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    Re: Longines Lindbergh. Why is this watch so rar on WUS?

    Quote Originally Posted by pamaro View Post
    For the people outside the forums, sure. But here? Is a hour angle watch realy uninteresting for the watch aficionados here?

    Dont get me wrong, i dont want to impose my taste to someone, but i was wondering. So many want a watch with heritage and something unique, and then the lindbergh gets no attention? It was weird to me.
    It is to me. I have no idea how to use it and no need for the function. To me it just clutters up the dial. I am a licensed pilot, but this function, in the GPS age, is as useful as a sextant or a buggy whip. I don't begrudge you your enjoyment of the watch, it just doesn't float my boat. The Longines Heritage 1935, OTOH, does float my boat. Different strokes ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Veda View Post
    It's a Longines not a Rolex.

    People here claim to be watch enthusiasts yet most buy Rolexes. Truth.
    And just because a Rolex shares a home with you, you cannot possibly be a watch enthusiast?
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    Re: Longines Lindbergh. Why is this watch so rar on WUS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Veda View Post
    It's a Longines not a Rolex.

    People here claim to be watch enthusiasts yet most buy Rolexes. Truth.

    Are you you saying that if someone buys a Rolex, they can't be a true watch enthusiast? C'mon. Really?

    OP, there are a lot of "interesting" watches that don't get much mention here on general forum. If you feel it deserves more attention then obviously you should post more pics and give a detailed review of it.

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    Re: Longines Lindbergh. Why is this watch so rar on WUS?

    It's an interesting watch, but many interesting watches are rare on WUS. The more "unique" the watch, the less people may find it appealing..
    In this case, if you enjoy it - great, who cares if others post it.

    Personally I think it has a bit of an identity crisis - most of the watch is dressy (Breguet\RW inspired), but the bezel is way too sporty, and dial super busy. This will certainly limit the appeal and many here (or at least I) don't like excessively busy dials or unnecessary complications.
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