2016-05-28

No 177 - Longines Heritage Conquest

This was a serious attempt trying to find a watch for my upcoming wedding. Considering my becoming wife and I had put a whole lot of dough into this event I was aiming to find something classic but in a lower price range and when I found this Longines Conquest Heritage in the end of May 2013 it felt like a good choice. It was far from perfect but I figured it would have to do. 

#177 - The Longines Heritage Conquest, ref. L1.611.4.75.2.




The horrible thin black leather strap it came on was immediately removed and replaced with a brown croc strap. Looked way better. Its size, 35mm excl. crown, made it a good dresswatch and the acrylic crystal gave it a nice vintage touch. It actually looked really classy and elegant.

Seriously, that's a pretty good looking dresswatch!

It was only a week before our wedding day that I realized that “shit, this feels wrong! I can’t do this!”

Oh, I was referring to the watch, not the actual marriage! No, a Longines wouldn’t do it and I had to take care of business really fast. Luck was with me and I managed to get a hold of the perfect object that felt worthy enough just a couple of days before we flew off to Rome for our big day.


To be continued.


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