Omega Speedmaster Reference 2998-61
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4. NOMOS Tangomat GMT Watch Review
They start with a rough piece, cut with CNC machines. First, through a semi-automated process, they solder on the feet of the dial as those will to hold it in place, once installed on the movement. The rough pieces are then taken to three different departments to have the surface polished, sandblasted and given an opaline finish, in accordance with the particular design at hand. This is followed by a series of baths which the dials have to go through.
The deal maker (or breaker) for many people will be the size of the Avigation collection, which Longines has set at 41mm wide. A lot of this is no doubt due to the fact that the crown is so large. The modest size will be a welcome note to those who feel many of today's aviator watches are too large for their wrists. Consider IWC's Big Pilot, which measures from about 46-48mm wide. With a polished steel case, rotating coined bezel, and loop style lugs, Longines has perhaps hit a very sweet spot with a good looking retro pilot watch that offers a lot for many buyers. No doubt these aren't the first (or last) retro-inspired aviation watches from the brand, but the Avigation Oversize Crown collection is a nice addition, so long as you don't think of the name too often.