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I have a Grand classique. I love it. It is the one with diamond dial.http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Longines-La-Grande-Classique-Ladies-Diamond-Watch/p/17350315/?lsft=utm_content:shopping___adty__pla___prch__online___stco_____prid__17350315,utm_medium:cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIurmg6rbr1QIVojLTCh3P6g4WEAQYASABEgKQ1vD_BwE
I adore mine! It's a grand classique too, I love the shape, the flatness of the watch face. Sadly it needs fixing at the moment and I haven't got round to it but it's beautiful. I think they look really classy, for want of a better word
The La Grand Classique is not automatic. There are a few in that family that are, but mainly gents ones. The thin design does not really lend itself to an automatic movement! The flagship, elegant, conquest classic and master families have automatic ladies watches though. I particularly like the master collection with the black diamond dot dial. I have a diamond bezel conquest which unfortunately is not automatic but I love it!
Automatic means that there are no batteries and the watch is powered by an oscillating weight which moves when you move your wrist, which in turn winds up the inside of the watch. Solar powered (like citizen eco drives) have a battery inside them which is charged by light through the dial.
I have a Longines Evidenza automatic, which I love. Be aware that automatics are often not quite as accurate as other types of watches. Mine loses a minute or so over the course of a few months, but I can live with that.
I have one. It does lose time. And don't forget it needs to be serviced every few years. I did love mine but I'm a little annoyed with it because it is not keeping time. So right now it's 3.10 and the date is the 12th. I still wear it every day so I do love it. I will get it serviced when I get a chance to drop it in. Servicing can be costly.
I get mine serviced through a local jeweller. It isn't expensive (about £50 iirc). I've had one new leather strap, which cost about £50 as it was an ostrich one. The jeweller fitted the Longines clasp onto the strap. It would have cost a lot more if I'd sent it off to Longines.
That's v cheap. Last time I serviced mine it cost around £300. Not that long ago. I am well pissed off it's not working. It didn't fall, didn't get wet etc - I am very nice to my jewellery. And it's not even 10 years old. Apols OP, rant over. I do love it. (When it's working)
I have a prima luna and it's gorgeous, feels solid and goes with everything. Only bug is the battery keeps running out (had it 5 years and have had to chance three times). So on that basis I would recommend automatic especially if you intend to wear it often.
No specific recommendation though, I love most of the longines ranges they look classic and not faddy