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Buy Longines Pre-Owned Watches

Longines was founded in 1832 and has been responsible for many important innovations within watchmaking, including some of the first wrist-worn chronographs, early quartz calibers, and early wrist-worn models intended for aviation use.
Notable patrons include Amelia Earheart, Charles Lindbergh, and Howard Hughes. In 1983, Longines merged with SSIH, becoming part of the same group as Omega, and became part of the Swatch Group in 1988, which it remains part of to this day.
With such a long history of continuous production of high-quality timepieces, buying a pre-owned Longines watch can be done in great confidence.
Modern Longines has been focused on a more affordable price-segment, making second hand Longines watches a value-driven segment for collectors. For more serious and experienced collectors, vintage models can be highly sought after, making them a welcomed addition to any vintage collection.
With a wide variety of models, including the Hydroconquest line, Heritage series, Legend Diver, Spirit Collection, and Master collection, several used Longines for sale on the market suit various tastes, preferences, and price ranges.
Popular pre-owned mens Longines watches maintain value particularly well, especially for popular models, including the Legend Diver, Spirit Zulu Time, and a number of models from the Heritage series.
Whether you go for a popular model or off the beaten path and deep into Longines back catalog, choosing to buy a used Longines watch can be a great way to put a storied brand and high-quality watch on your wrist at a great value.

Why You Should Buy Pre-Owned Longines Watches

If you are trying to decide whether or not to buy a used Longines watch, there are many benefits to consider. Buying pre-owned means that prices are often lower than when buying new, making it a very budget-friendly option.
Longines has and continues to produce high-quality timepieces. This means that even when buying used, pre-owned Longines watches will last multiple lifetimes with proper service and care.
When considering second-hand Longines watches, it is also important to take into consideration the dealer. Buying from reputable used Longines dealers such as Exquisite Timepieces ensures that you are receiving an authentic item and that it is in working order as described.
Oftentimes, especially with relatively new models, there is remaining time on the original factory warranty, meaning your used Longines watch can be worn with confidence. Even if there is no remaining factory warranty, Longines watches are easily serviceable should there be a problem, meaning you can enjoy your pre-owned Longines watch for many years to come.
Additionally, if a reputable dealer has a watch listed for sale, that means it is immediately available, mitigating any waitlists that may occur with popular models when new.

Best Place to Buy Used Longines Watches

Exquisite Timepieces' experience in both new and used Longines watches make them one of the best places to buy a second hand Longines watch. As a pre-owned Longines dealer, all watches are authenticated and checked to make sure they are in full working order by the staff at Exquisite Timepieces.
They are also available to address any questions or concerns you may have about a particular watch, ensuring the buyer's confidence that they are choosing the right watch for them.
Various marketplaces out there serve as platforms to buy and sell used watches. There are also enthusiast communities with ´┐Żfor sale´┐Ż sections within their forums, allowing collectors to buy, sell, and trade within the community. Each avenue has various pros and cons, but working with a reputable used watch dealer is often the best way to go for peace of mind and ease of transaction.

How Much is a Used Longines Worth?

Watch values vary widely depending on the watch itself, materials used, popularity, and the broader market as a whole. Longines' well-established reputation has made the value of their watches relatively steady. Buying a pre-owned Longines watch usually allows for a decent amount of savings compared to a new one.
Desirable vintage models can be quite collectible and thus command relatively high prices on the pre-owned market. Models that are not as broadly desirable can be had for very affordable prices, even in great condition. The same is true for recently released and late-model watches.
Some have gathered a following and have become quite collectible, making them command higher prices, while others have not been as popular and can be obtained for a relative bargain.
Longines has a history of making both complicated and precious metal timepieces. Even for used Longines watches, these factors will play a role in their value on the second-hand market. A gold chronograph Longines will likely cost more than a simple time-only in steel. There are also some models with gem-setting, which also increases the price depending on the model. If bling is your thing, there are deals to be had as the gem-set versions are less desirable on the used market, often settling at prices less than the non-gem-set versions.
When considering buying a used Longines watch, it is important to only consider your budget, but also the attributes in a watch that you are looking for. With such a long history and variety of models, chances are you can find something close to what you are looking for within a wide range of prices.

Longines Pre-Owned Prices & Values

Because of its long standing history, Longines prices on the used market have remained relatively steady. Being known as a value driven brand, used Longines prices stay relatively low for most models, as most buyers looking at Longines are looking to get alot of watch for their money. Currently, popular models range from $1,000 to almost $3,000.
On WatchCharts, the Market Index currently has pre-owned Longines watches, which trade at around $1,900. The Market Index tracks the average sale price of 30 popular used Longines watches and calculates based on completed transactions.
The index includes both pre owned Longines mens watches and womens watches. The chart will fluctuate depending on completed deals and on the model. As watches and the Longines brand have gained popularity in recent years, the trend has been for prices to go upwards.

Model Market Price (Approx.) Retail Price
Longines Master Collection (ref. L2.673.4.78) $2,000 $3,550
Longines Spirit Zulu Time L3.812.4.63 $2,250 $3,100
Longines Heritage Ultra-Chron L2.836.4.52 $2,550 $4,200
Longines Legend Diver L3.774.4.50 $1,400 $2,500
Longines Avigation Big Eye L2.816.4.53 $1,800 $3,000
Longines Hydro Conquest L3.781.4.56 $1,000 $1,700
Longines Spirit L3.820.4.93 $2,200 $3,200
Longines Master Collection L2.409.4.87 $2,400 $2,975
Longines Spirit Titanium L3.810.1.53 $1,800 $2,800
Longines Dolce Vita L5.512.0.71 $2,700 $3,900

Does Longines Hold Resale Value?

As seen in the chart above, there are substantial savings to be had when buying a pre owned Longines watch compared to new. Used womens and used mens Longines watches can both be purchased below their original retail price on the used market.
That being said, once depreciated from new, most second hand Longines watches retain their value. Part of this is because Longines does not hold the same widespread popularity as other brands, especially in Western markets. It is also because Longines is a volume-selling brand.
Because of their price segment and being part of the Swatch Group, Longines' goal is to get as many watches on people's wrists as possible and is less focused on perceived prestige and exclusivity. Compared to new brands, Longines may not perform as well as some more famous brands, but it retains a good portion of its original retail price when used.

About Longines

Compagnie des Mondres Longines, Francillon S.A., better known simply as Longines, is currently based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. The region was known locally as Les Longines, meaning ´┐Żlong meadows,´┐Ż which gave the brand its name.
Started in 1832, the brand was started by Auguste Agassiz. Early partners included lawyers Henri Raiguel and Florian Morel. They eventually left in 1846, leaving Agassiz solely in charge of the company. He later recruited his nephew, who helped develop the crown-wound pocket watch, illuminating the need for a winding key.
In 1867, Longines opened its first factory, manufacturing watches under one roof, making it the world's first watch trademark to assemble watches under one roof. In the same year, they also produced their first in-house movement, the caliber 20A.
They then developed their first in-house chronograph, the caliber 20H. A mono-pusher chronograph set into the crown, this caliber began Longines' involvement in sports timing, particularly equestrian sports, which it continues to be involved with today.
The 20th century proved productive for Longines. In 1927, it produced one of the first wrist watches, a 48mm wide pilot's watch with P.V.H. Weems. In 1953, Longines produced its first quartz caliber. Prior to 1971, it produced a number of calibers, including some of the earliest wrist-worn chronograph movements.
In 1983, Swatch merged with SSIH to become SMH. SMH became The Swatch Group in 1988. In the 1990's Swatch Group recognized brands in order to compete in a variety of market segments, making Longines one of the more accessible brands, where it continues to thrive today.

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