While the watch itself may have some retro-inspired design cues, it is very much a modern watch. The 44mm steel case feels pretty beefy (almost to diver proportions).One very great thing about a larger case like on the Longines Avigation is the fact that the dial can be larger as well. Combine that with the crisp white-on-black as we have here, and you have a very legible dial. This is helped along by the appropriately-sized handset (at least in terms of length, as the) that stands out in stark contrast to the dial. More subtle, in terms of dial readout, is the 24-hour (or GMT) scale that is printed out in red; the same red hue appears on the GMT hand. While its fairly easy to pick out in the pictures, I found that it actually faded away quite nicely. What I mean by this is that if youre just checking the time at a glance, your eyes gloss over the scale.
When youre looking for that second time zone, though, its a fairly simple exercise to pick it up. That leaves us, at least on the dial, with just the rather large date display that takes the place of the 3 numeral. On one hand, I do rather appreciate the larger cutout, which kept this complication easy to read. Given its size, however, the lack of going with a reversed date wheel really makes the window stand out (as does the white outline). While it may be in keeping with retro looks to have the white date window, I think the watch would look a lot slicker if it were a black window with white numerals.
Swiss made Longines automatic Gmt date watch. The item "Longines Avigation Automatic Date watch L2.831.4 One Year Warranty GMT swiss" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "time2timepiece" and is located in Glasgow.
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