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    Longines Heritage 1973 Panda

    Time to sell my Longines Heritage 1973 "panda" chronograph. I purchased this from the 2nd owner in the spring of 2018 and have worn it occasionally since but not really much in the past 6 months or so. It's an absolutely gorgeous watch but probably time to let it go and put those funds towards another watch. This is based on a Longines Conquest chrono from 1973 and uses the same case design as the more well known Heuer Camaro. It has a 40mm case (a bit larger than the original 37mm) and is 14.4mm thick but fits nicely under my dress shirts. The cushion case and the relatively short lugs make for a very comfortable watch on my wrist, which is a bit larger than 7.25".

    The dial is one of the best looking I've ever seen and the subtle blue on the tachymeter scale is absolutely fantastic. There are three sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at 3:00, a 12-hour counter at 6:00, and the active seconds at 9:00. The date wheel is visible at 4:00 (if I could make one improvement, it would be to remove the date all together but it still doesn't look too busy with it). The movement is a unique L688.2 caliber column-wheel. It's made by ETA but I believe this is the only watch in the Swatch group to use this movement so it's exclusive to Longines. The movement is manual winding with hacking seconds and 54hr power-reserve. The date is quickset by an indented pusher on the left hand side of the case. It works well enough but there are a couple of little scratches next to it thanks to sloppy date changes (by myself and previous owners). I tried to capture the scratches in the photos and they are not deep so maybe they could be buffed out if that's your desire. All functions are operating as they should and the watch is keeping great time.

    The watch will ship with the original alligator leather strap (the black strap in the pictures, not the tan strap the watch is currently on). I never used the Longines strap and it looks like the other owners only wore it on that strap sparingly.


    There are a couple of good write-ups and reviews from a few years ago on various blogs:
    Worn & Wound Longines Heritage 1973 Review
    Hodinkee - Introducing the Longines Heritage 1973: A Vintage Inspired Chronograph with Column-Wheel Movement




    Dimensions and Specifications:
    Case Width: 40.0mm not including crown
    Case Thickness: 14.4mm
    Case length: 51.0mm lug to lug
    Lug width: 20.0mm
    Luminous: Lumed minute and hour hands
    Movement: Longines L688.2 column-wheel chronograph
    Water resistance: 30 meters
    Crystal: Sapphire
    Case Finish: stainless steel
    Strap: Alligator






    $2300 shipped via USPS within CONUS
    I am willing to ship overseas but the price may be different




















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