UK Cheap Replica Longines Heritage Diver Chronograph Watch Review

In an effort to reign in the past while continuing to offer pieces that catch the eye of modern watch buyers, Longines has built up a legitimate offering through their Heritage Collection. Whether you’re looking for a diver or a Weems, there are quite a few choices that seem to be placed above the usual options you have when looking at the brand. Dive watches are popular. No shocker there. Vintage divers? Even more so. When a brand can breathe life into a vintage design and make it appealing to modern tastes, people notice. The cheap replica Longines Heritage Diver watches is a superbly retro option for those seeking something a little outside the lines of popular choices while still getting a solid timekeeper.


When you first look at this watch you think, “Yep, this is a reissue.” Well, yes and no. Longines based this model off of the Valjoux 72/Longines 30CH chronograph. Those watches had three sub-dials and here it has been reigned in with a cleaner, two-sub-dial face. When you take into account the numerous models that countless brands have altered and morphed throughout the years it is nice to see a brand take an older design and touch it up while retaining the feel of the original. Like I said, this isn’t a pound-for-pound remake of an earlier model but there is enough here to let you know its roots, not only when looking at it but when wearing it on a daily basis like I did.


If I ask someone about Longines dive watches, they may mention the Hydroquest. If they are really a fan of the brand they may mention the Heritage or Legend divers. While there has been quite a lot written already about the Legend Diver, I’d like to submit the Heritage Diver Chronograph for consideration. It is unique not only in case shape, but design as well. Replica Longines watches produces both a three-hand version and a chronograph which I cover here. Honestly, I would have to say I prefer the chronograph anyways. It has just the right amount of old-school vibe crossed with a legit sense of durability, and there wouldn’t be any reason this watch could not become your daily-diver.

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The stainless steel case measures in at 43mm and, with its cushion shape, fits nicely on an average-sized wrist like mine. The sapphire is anti-reflective treated and sits flush with the case, which has a nice solid feel to it. The design is a screw-down case back so don’t expect any pretty scenery here, but for a dive watch this is a non-issue. The crown is screw-in as well, as is the crown for the internal rotating bezel. This definitely makes it harder to adjust on the fly, but with its 300-meter water-resistance the Longines Heritage Diver Chronograph is ISO 6425 rated.

Some might argue that having one more crown to worry about water-proofing only leads to one more area for something to go wrong, and while that may be true, here you have the added benefit of not being able to knock around the bezel by accident should you decide to take this baby deep-sea diving. I took it out to a lake several times, and though I wasn’t ultra-deep, I had no problems.


Speaking of all of this diving business, the absolute first thing you will notice when handling this watch is the strap. It is rubber and is sized very large to accommodate diving suits and other gear but has the ability to be cut down to size for proper adjustment. The rubber strap is great but this really feels like one that I would quickly attach a NATO to for maximum comfort. It is a dive watch, after all, and for me, it just cries out for a good NATO. The hands and indexes receive a generous coating of Super-LumiNova, and I had no trouble with night-time visibility. The dial is, of course, rather retro-looking but it works here and doesn’t feel forced as some reissues do. The color scheme is instantly ’70s and is something to consider when deciding whether or not this is the watch for you. Personally, I like to wear something a little different, so I found the red and tan touches to be a plus here.

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The movement is a luxury fake Longines L651watches, which is an ETA 2892-2. The originals were powered by Valjoux Cal. 72, and while that is certainly hard to contend with, the L651 is no doubt a solid and reliable choice for this occasion. Beating at 28,800vbh, the L651 allows a 42-hour power reserve and should provide years of great use. The chronograph feature is certainly nice to have and worked like a charm. The pushers are a little mushy but still get the job done and at no point did I feel like I had a “value watch.” I feel that this Longines Heritage Diver Chronograph could carry its weight against several pieces a little above its price range.


A lot of people who are just on the cusp of really getting into watches come across the Longines brand, and I often hear comments that echo the sentiment that, yes, Longines can be sequestered into the “value” zone for Swiss watches but that for the price, they offer an awesome product with consistency. I am a big proponent of telling people that you can’t always know which piece is right for you until you try it on. It makes all the difference in the world. I have to admit that the Longines Heritage Diver Chronograph is one of those pieces that, had I not handled it and given it a chance, I may have just overlooked. As part of Heritage Collection, though, it stands out as something unique and different that feels a little more upscale than the Longines core collection. The Heritage Collection offers a lot of really interesting pieces like the Lindbergh Hour Angle and the Weems, so the Longines Heritage Diver Chronograph fits nicely into the line.


The Longines Heritage Diver Chronograph Ref. L2.796.4.52.9 represents a good option for someone looking for something other than your average diver. If you like a little bit of flair on your wrist then this piece is definitely worth a second look. There are some great retro-divers around recently such as the Oris Divers Sixty Five for a bit less money, or the Tudor Heritage Black Bay if you feel like spending a little more. At the end of the day though, UK exact replica watches Longines offers a great watch for the money. Pricing is $3,750.


Cheap Replica Longines Heritage Military Watches UK

Vintage, throwback, heritage. These are all words that have bombarded us regularly, and they can mean a variety of things. Most of it is simply marketing fluff, used to denote a particular look or design that may have no actual ties to history, and is simply made to look old (such as a forced patina on a case or “vintage-colored” lume). Then again, you do have brands coming to the table that do have some real history under their belts and can reference something from their own past rather than making stuff up. This what we can find in the just-announced luxury fake Longines Heritage Military watches UK.


Based off of a watch Longines produced in 1918 (and currently part of their museum collection), the new Longines Heritage Military definitely looks the part, with clear lines going back to that original. This is most evident in the dial, with the 12 large numerals encircling things in a similar font. A welcome upgrade from the original is the Super-LumiNova that is utilized. We also have the running seconds subdial coming over from the original, albeit a good bit smaller. That’s not the only design tweak, though, and the next one is super unfortunate.


That honor would belong to the date window that they placed at 6 o’clock on the Longines Heritage Military. Why the designer thought that it would be a great idea to have the date window (a) cut into the subdial, (b) cut into the numeral 6, and (c) not be color matched to the dial, I will likely never know. What I do know is that it stands out, and not in a good way. The simplest solution here would have been to omit the date, which would hew even closer to the original. If, for some reason, it was deemed to be necessary, then it should have at least been color matched to the dial so it blends in better, and perhaps even shifted up more into the subdial to keep the 6 numeral whole.


So, yeah, I am definitely not a fan of that change. One change I do like on the new fake Longines Heritage Military is the handset. The original had the pomme-style, which fit that era. In a more modern watch, especially one as sporty-looking at this, they would be severely out of place. Here, the designer did a good job in picking out an older-looking style (slightly updated), that fit in thematically with the watch while improving legibility. While we’re on the subject of things I like about the Longines Heritage Military, I do also like the shape of the 44mm case, with a bezel that hearkens to the forbearer, and solid lugs sensibly replacing the wire of the original. As for the movement, it runs on a Calibre L615.3, which is based on the ETA 2895/2 movement. This gets the watch 42 hours of power reserve, so nothing to write home about but a solid movement.

On the whole, the overall look of the replica Longines Heritage Military is not particularly bad. It has obvious roots in the history of the brand, and it carries the modernized vintage feel well. It is simply a shame that they spoiled what could have otherwise been a rather sharp dial with that unfortunate date window. Those not as dismayed about that particular design decision as I am can look to pick up your own Longines Heritage Military for $2,050. For the rest of us, here’s to hoping they make some adjustments in a future iteration of the reference.

Reference number: L2.811.4.53.0/3
Automatic winding mechanical movement
Calibre L615.3 (ETA 2895/2)
111/2 lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 alternations per hour
42-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, small second and date at 6 o’clock
Case: Round, Æ 44 mm, stainless steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with multilayered anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: Up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Cheap Replica Longines Black matte, 12 painted Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated with Super-LumiNova®
Strap: Black alligator with buckle


HANDS-ON:UK Grand Replica Seiko Spring Drive SBGD001, platinum perfection with a frosting of diamond dust

The first thing you notice about this Grand Seiko when you look at it is the dial. It’s a fresh as virgin snow on a crisp winter’s morning – an icy, sparkling white. Cheap replica Seiko watches call it ‘diamond dust’ and it’s easy to see why. What you notice next, if you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to hold this watch in your hands is the weight. It’s heavy, real heavy. And that can only mean one thing – platinum.

The case isn’t just solid, it’s big too. At 43mm it measures in larger than most Grand Seiko’s, thanks to the 37mm wide movement. Add this uncharacteristically big case to Seiko’s impeccable polishing and the traditional styling, and what might look inconspicuous in press pictures, is actually a shimmering sight to behold in real life.


On their own the case and dial would mark the SBGD001 out as a special watch, but we haven’t even got to the really good stuff. Seeing ‘Spring Drive’ on the dial, you probably have a fair idea of what to expect on the back. Well, any expectations you had were wrong. Because this is Seiko’s first ever manually wound Spring Drive, with a movement that boasts the longest power reserve of any Grand Seiko fake watches, clocking in at an impressive eight days thanks to its triple barrels. In addition to being the first manually winding Grand Seiko, it’s also the first produced by the Micro Artists Studio, the small team best known for the Credor Eichi, Sonnerie and Minute Repeater watches. The level of care and finish evident on this watch is really on par with the best watch making I’ve ever seen.

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Which makes it a little surprising that the caseback is so plain, dominated by a single (expertly finished) bridge. But even though the cogs and wheels of the 9R01 aren’t on show, the view is far from boring. Luxury replica watches Seiko has placed the power reserve indicator on the rear, which is smart, as cluttering up that diamond dust dial would be criminal. But they’ve also kept it interesting by using the bridge outline to trace the iconic outline of Mount Fuji. In addition, the blued screws and jewels are meant to represent the night-lights of Suwa, where the watch is created. It’s just the sort of poetic touch we’ve come to expect from Seiko’s top-tier watchmaking.


But the main reason for the large bridge is functional, as it allows the greatest precision in position and transferring power, which in turn improves the accuracy of the watch. Thanks to the Spring Drive technology the SBGD001 boasts accuracy to within +0.5/-0.5 seconds a day.

The UK fake Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGD001 will be in regular, if extremely limited production, and has an RRP of 60,000 Euro.