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The painted luminous (Super-Lumi Nova) hour markers and hands are a bit yellowish, like patina.
The lume of the dial is good and makes it very readable in the dark.
You can’t really say that modern versions of these watches are re-editions, because their production has (mostly) never been halted.
A good example of a well-executed re-edition is — in my opinion — the OMEGA Seamaster Ploprof 1200M.
The black lacquered dial of the Longines Legend Diver Date is just beautiful.
It was one of the things, together with the Super Compressor case and two crowns, that make this watch so interesting to me.
This ensures that the watch is easy on the wrist (no sweating issues) and that it stays put.
The Legend Diver was introduced in 2007, without a date feature.
In 2009, Longines added a version with a date complication.
Another example is the watch that I review here, the Longines Legend Diver.
Approximately 50 years ago, Longines had a very similar diver watch, with an automatic caliber 290 Longines movement inside.