At that time, I had the chance to compare the 5980 to it’s thinner siblings 5711-12. The 5980 definitely feels more like a sports watch. You know it’s there. I would choose the blue for me! The 5711p (non anniversary) would be my pick of the entire range. Electric blue colour and that date with a bo
Compared to the original 5053, the applied blackened white hold numerals really pop. If they erased the date window, this would be a grail watch for me. That aside, I like that they moved it from the 6 to the 3 position.
But I appreciate what JLC was trying to do. Taking a vintage concept and making it contemporary. With skeletonized hands and bright blue accents — No one will think these are vintage watches. The Patek and Longine’s are firmly looking behind. In the case of the Longines heritage sector, my pick here