Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

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    Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    Hey everyone, sorry for yet another "which watch should I buy?" post but I'm having some trouble deciding here. I am looking to add a chrono to my collection. I am looking for something with a classic design, 42mm or less (preferrably 40), light colored dial, that is going to pair well with business casual or a suit, but will also work with some more casual attire. I really like a lot of Longines designs and feel that they are a great buy for the price. This has led me to these 2 models which I am considering.

    Longines Master Collection Chronograph Moonphase:
    Silver Dial, 40mm.
    I have tried this one on in person and it is absolutely stunning. From the photos I thought the dial might be a little too busy but in person it is definately still legible to me. There is quite a bit going on but all the complications make it pretty interesting and a nice conversation piece.

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    Longines Heratige 1942 Chronograph:
    White Dial, 40mm.
    This one I have not seen in person and cannot find a great deal of information on online. I am hoping to get some feedback from you on this one. From the photos it looks like a nice clean vintage design. I can pick this one up for about $600 less than the master moonphase, however it would be on a black strap and brown goes with most of my attire better, so I would need to pick up another strap.

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    Photos from Google.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated or should you have another suggestion in a similar price range (the master moonphase is pretty much at the top of my budget) please feel free to offer it up. I would prefer to buy new, grey market is fine, but may consider used if it is the perfect piece.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    I have a 40 mm Moonphase and would definitely buy another one in case I lost it.

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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    The master moon.

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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    How old are you? Or rather, how good is your vision? ;)

    I had the same watch from Epos (triple date, moon phase, chrono - Valjoux 7751). Beautiful watch and I enjoyed wearing it, until I had to wear glasses full time and I got to where it was just too hard to read the date. There's a lot going on with that watch. I guess I'd say buy the moon phase and wear it/enjoy it. And if the time comes, sell it.

    The other chrono doesn't push my buttons.

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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    I too have the Epos model, like that...Great watch....7751 is a great mvmt.
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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    Thanks for the input so far. I am 27 and don't wear glasses. When I saw it in person I didn't have any issues reading it.

    Still hoping to get some feedback on the 1942 or find one to check out in person, but after trying on the moonphase I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.

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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilsirl View Post
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    ..... but after trying on the moonphase I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.

    need a reminder?


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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    IDK.....I love Longines, may be my favorite brand, so I don't think you could go wrong with either one.

    But to me, the one that really calls to me between those two is the moon phase. it's just stunning.
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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    just for your info, there will be a new Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase....don't know that much about this model yet but probably will be available on a leather strap also....

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    Re: Looking to Add A Chrono: Longines Master Moonphase or Heritage 1942?

    I much prefer the moonphase, something about the 1942's bezel doesn't fit right with me.
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