The new Longines eight-hand moon phase
The earliest Swiss watch brand I came into contact with was Longines. It was a 36mm third-pin model from a famous Longines craftsman given to me by my father. Under the current mainstream watch aesthetics, 36mm is relatively small and my body is 178cm and 85kg. 36mm is too small. In my impression, Longines has always been well-known, cost-effective, convenient after sales, and spends little money to do big things.
During my study in Japan, I had already taken a fancy to this Longines eight-hand moon phase in Japan. At that time, it seemed that the new L687 movement had not yet been released. The old movement had a card degree, no column wheel, and as a student The money is shy. Although Longines is not a high-end brand, it is also a big expense for the student party.
After receiving the first month’s salary after working, I planned to change myself an eight-pin moon phase. Through the introduction of a friend, I bought this eight-pin moon phase at a relatively low price in an ancient store in Japan, and he was infected with the epidemic. It was brought back to me when I returned home, thank you very much.
The movement of this watch is sufficient, and I dare to say that it is the most complicated watch of about ten thousand or twenty thousand, moon phase, full calendar, 30 minutes, 12 hours, 60 seconds timing, 24 hours display and so on. The new model is replaced by the L687 movement, which is replaced with a card-free hairspring and column wheel configuration, especially my L687.5 movement, which also uses a silicon hairspring, which is more versatile.
Regarding the fact that the eight-hand moon phase is relatively easy to break, I think most of them are caused by improper operation. Maybe this watch is not suitable for irritable watch users.
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