Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

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    Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    Afternoon all,


    Looking for advice and your imput on the following two watches. Im in the market for a nice "dress" piece, mid market range and am torn between the classic styling and co-ax benifit of the Omega Prestige vs. the unique styling of Longines Avigation (Type A-7).


    Ive had both watches on the wrist, both look good with a cuff despite the massive size differences.


    Question is I already own a couple of Omegas and the co-ax has its good and bad days. Im yet to own a Longines, is their take on an ETA modification any good? Is the prestige too classic?


    The A7 will make a nice addition to my collection and lends itself to be worn formally or casually. On the other hand, the Prestige will be my primary dress watch.

    Stats:

    Omega Prestige RRP: £2280.00
    Reference: 424.13.40.20.03.001
    Case Size: Ø 39.5mm
    Caliber: Omega 2500 (ETA Base: 2892-A2)
    Type: Self-winding chronometer, Co-Axial Escapement movement with rhodium-plated finish.
    Frequency: 25’200 A/h
    Power reserve: 48 hours


    Longines Avigation (Type A-7) RRP: £3090.00
    Reference: L2.779.4.53.0
    Case Size: Ø 49.00 mm
    Caliber: Longines L788 (ETA Base: 2671)
    Type: Self winding mechanical column wheel chronograph movement
    Frequency: 28'800 A/h
    Power Reserve: 54 hours


    Which would you get????


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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    Well, if you're looking for a dress watch than the Omega. The Longines isn't a dress watch. It's an aviation watch. And it's way too busy for a dress watch in my opinion.
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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    Personally, I can't see the Longines as "lending itself to be worn formally". Too busy, orientation too funky, 49mm really too large, and the crown is all three- too large and in a funky place and the design screams for attention.
    In contrast, the Deville is one of the better deals out there in a dress watch (if only it didn't have a date, sigh)


    Looks like Sleepyhead posted while I was typing. Same thought though.
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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    49mm really too large
    I was able to see one in person (& try it on)...comically large
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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    Thank you all for the pretty clear vote. There is something about the A7, I think it was just a case of want over commen sense.

    Good point about the date on the De Ville @Donf, at least its not framed like the original 85 AT'S used to be.

    Omega it is, will upload some pics once ive picked it up
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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    Deville, and I'm a longines fan but not that one. Deville with gold accents for dress,wow

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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    I had expected this a more difficult decision but that particular Longines does nothing for me at all so the Omega wins by a country mile.

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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    I like Longines but after trying that model on the wrist, it felt like...a (bad) joke!

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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    49mm? That's a stop watch with lugs soldered on. Definitely not a dress watch by any stretch of the imagination.


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    Re: Omega Prestige vs. Longines A7

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    49mm? That's a stop watch with lugs soldered on. Definitely not a dress watch by any stretch of the imagination.
    Well it was probably designed with the idea of being big helped when you were flying solo across the Atlantic in a biplane with a 2 watt incandescent bulb to light your way. Longines has the Lindberg heritage after all, even if this isn't his watch. It's kind of hard to design away from that (though Omega does try pretty hard sometimes to muck up its heritage).
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