The entry-point —cheap fake Longines Nonius Flyback Chronograph Ref. 8225-1
We’ll start the list with a funky chronograph that fits the character of some of the extravagant shapes and colors that were used during the late 1960s. But it’s more than looks with the Nonius because it was an attempt from best copy Longines to create a more accurate chronograph.
The first Longines Nonius replica with black dial was introduced in 1968 and featured a 43mm stainless steel case that is 11mm thick. For that time, it was quite a large watch that was not particularly easy to wear due to its size and shape.
The special thing about the Nonius is that the perfect replica watches had an additional gauge attached to the tip of the chronograph seconds hand to enable greater precision in reading a timing result. So if you look at the images, the yellow gauge is actually attached to the yellow chronograph seconds hand and moves while the hand is turning.
The luxury copy Longines actually gets its name from the term Nonius used in the English language to describe the Vernier scale until the end of the 18th century. This Vernier scale helps in the reading of a point between two markers on a scale more accurately. The combination of the dial scale and the Vernier scale allows for the tenths of a second reading. Our friends at Revolution wrote a great article on the workings of the Nonius and its Vernier scale.