Which one do you like?

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  • Longines Admiral HF

    36 39.56%
  • Eterna cal. 1412

    8 8.79%
  • Eterna Hi-beat

    11 12.09%
  • None of the choices given

    36 39.56%

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    Question Which one do you like?

    There's this Longines Admiral HF -


    and, this Eterna cal. 1412 -


    And this Eterna Fast-beat -


    Which one do you prefer?
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    Re: Which one do you like?

    I really like that Longines, its the first time I have seen that model though.

    Both Eternas have that classic vintage look.

    The Longines looks new and fresh.

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    Re: Which one do you like?

    NONE!
    They look like they belong in my grandma's closet.
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    Re: Which one do you like?

    These are all vintage, correct? I think there are MUCH better options for early 70's Longines than that particular one. That's a 28,800 bph manual wind caliber - Longines reduced their hi-beat calibers to that speed in 1972 after 5 years of data on the 36,000 bph and it's idiosyncrasies. They also started offering them in auto or manual, where previously they were only autos in the 43x series.

    I like the case on the first Eterna, but not the dial... it looks like refrigerator art in grandma's kitchen, just missing a couple pieces of macaroni painted to match. To each his own however and if it floats your boat go for it because it's definitely unique. I do like the dauphine hands and indices - classic vintage design.

    Now, the last one really SCREAMS late 60's / 70's from the case to the indices & hands. That would be my choice.

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    Re: Which one do you like?

    I'm not a fan of any of those to be frank but each to their own. What are your criteria for the watch, out of interest?
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    Re: Which one do you like?

    Vintage ('50-'70), nice movement, preferably a fast beat (25,200 bph and over).
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    Re: Which one do you like?

    Three more to choose from -
    Eterna Eterna-matic 1000:


    Zodiac SST 36,000:


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    Re: Which one do you like?

    It's a 36,000 bph movement, this Zodiac SST. Think I have a winner!
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    Re: Which one do you like?

    It is different, and the colors are cool. I would prefer the Eterna-matic 1000 out of all of them.

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    Re: Which one do you like?

    I guess once youget used to the smooth sweep of the EP its hard to settle for 28,8 or less....

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