Neo-Vintage Automatic Longines Conquest Date Ref. L1161.4

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The Watch
The Longines Conquest line was first introduced in 1954, embodying the classic mid-century dress watch design. The clean, straightforward design led to the success of this line, which allowed the brand to create various iterations of the model even now up to the present day.

Nearly 40 years after the original Conquest was released, Longines issued a brilliant tribute that is nearly indistinguishable from the originals. This particular watch dates to around the late 1990s and features a Tritium dial with matching handset, acrylic crystal, and virtually identical mid-century styling to its predecessors. 

Faithful re-edition or a vintage piece all on its own? This watch is both, and for that, extremely cool.


View this throwback in a video: here



The Specs

Age: c.late 1990s
Reference: L1.161.4.
Movement: Automatic with Centre Sweep Seconds and Date.
Calibre: L633.5.
Timekeeping: Very Good.
Service History: Unknown.
Dial: Original Longines Factory Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements:  without/with Crown: 35mm/38.1mm End to End: 42mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No longer guaranteed.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Original.
Crown: Original Longines signed Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel Bracelet.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
Faithful re-edition or a vintage piece all on its own?
- Fantastic quality ETA Movement.

Nitty Gritty:
-Some very minor signs of wear, consistent with pre-owned.

Overall this Longines is in very nice condition.
The Dial is in very nice condition.
The Steel Case is in nice condition.
Caseback markings are very nice.
Original Crown.
Crystal is in very good shape.
Hands are in very good nick.