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After all, only a few years ago, Lange was priced like JLC, but now sells in the PP price range. Platinum Duometre please...but I guess the big difference is that unlike Lange they still make a solid set of more accessible steel watches.  Dino's Breguet analogy is probably closest - again, talked about as "Big Five", but the Type XX is cheaper than a steel Daytona.

 

 

Hi Mimo,

 

Actually, Lange was always priced like Patek, rather than JLC.  Yes there are some overlaps in price, but historically Lange competed in both price and quality PP.  Roughly 20 years ago, when the Lange 1 was launched, in YG it had an MSRP of $20K.  At that time or a little after when the Patek 5015 (small seconds, power reserve, moon phase) was available in YG or RG it had an MSRP of $20K (but could easily be purchased for a 30% discount).  It was also more expensive than VC's YG Historique's Chronograph that carried and MSRP of around $17,000 (prior to again a 30% discount).   In addition, when the basic 1815s were released, they were about the same price ore maybe a bit more than a YG Calatrava, which was about $9,600 (before a discount). Yes, JLC made pieces that were in those price ranges, but I believe the bulk of their sales were on watches that were in a lower price range, like basic steel Master series or Reverso watches.  Even in more recent years, say 2004 a Lange 1 Moonphase in gold was about $26,000 and in PT it was $31,500, that was when Patek's 5034 Travel time was about $17-20K in YG  and in PT about $30K, and 5015's replacement, the 5054 was about $25,000 in YG (before a discount).  Again during that time frame the Lange 1815s seemed to be around the Calatrava price range. So at least in my experience, Langes were always in the Patek price range. 

 

Funny think is, when I was buying some SS Daytonas years ago, their MSRPs were less than Breguet Type XXs. Although, years ago the Daytona could easily be flipped for more than its MSRP, and the Type XX would depreciate the minute it left the store on someone's wrist.  

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Going back to the JLC Diver, I do actually think it's beautiful.  But as it's in such a dressy price and finish, I couldn't personally see myself wearing a watch with a coloured bezel for that purpose - unlike a tidy steel RO. Still, if I had one I'm sure I'd want to wear it all the time regardless.  Each to his own..I hope you get it, Khal. :)

 

 

It comes in today and ill be sure to post pics soon.

 

I started on this forum looking for a watch sub 3k, then 5k, and ended up with under 7k.

 

I hate you guys...but i also thank you guys. hahah

 

damn watches

 

I think the jlc would go nice with my omega speedmaster. 

 

BTW, if i didnt have the speedmaster, I would have really thought about the Omega Dark Side of the Moon

 

Beauty

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I started on this forum looking for a watch sub 3k, then 5k, and ended up with under 7k.

 

 

 

That's what we're here for!  Glad we could help ;).

 

Congrats and enjoy it!  

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No Frills - Went with a knit tie myself today....couldn't get a good knot with a DFIH so went with a half-windsor....not SF approved but works with this tie.

 

A bit of a pi** off that we need to consider different knots given the length and texture of the tie, but I've also noticed that my silk knits somehow miraculously get longer over time, necessitating yet another adjustment.  Maybe the fabric has begun to relax or has lengthened because of the pulling...

 

As you said, the knot has to work with the tie you're wearing.

 

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I started on this forum looking for a watch sub 3k, then 5k, and ended up with under 7k.

 

I hate you guys...but i also thank you guys. hahah

 

And yet you are also so much happier, I take it.

 

<pats self and other TWATters on back>

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Totally TWAT and sports-related.  Latest cover of Sports Illustrated here, featuring three Uptons:

 

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what newC said. i have seen a few in person as well, and i think they are amazing. a true delight.

Panerai had one as a SE a few years back. Got to play with it at a Panaristi event. It was the first one I had ever seen, and only one for me in person.
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Totally TWAT and sports-related.  Latest cover of Sports Illustrated here, featuring three Uptons:

 

Are you depending on McCann to block home plate again?

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This thread has a beautiful natural cycle.  Perhaps Frilly's awesome statistical mind can make sense of it.  But it seems to me that we go through a little fallow period once in a while: a few pics of this and that, nothing exciting, then a long back and forth debate about something interesting sparked by one watch (Khal's new baby => JLC's brand strategy/positioning, etc.), with at least one other plot line interspersed throughout (orange monsters, Panerai 210), there's usually a correction by Dino of anything ignorant I might say along the way....and then Frilly posts a witheringly awesome Patek combo, and finally there are a couple of completely random shots of that thin bottle blonde you all like.

 

Next comes that period of bits and pieces I suppose.  I look forward to it all again. :)

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Opps for Mimo

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You have my attention.  My, your aunt's looking well.

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This thread has a beautiful natural cycle.  Perhaps Frilly's awesome statistical mind can make sense of it.  But it seems to me that we go through a little fallow period once in a while: a few pics of this and that, nothing exciting, then a long back and forth debate about something interesting sparked by one watch (Khal's new baby => JLC's brand strategy/positioning, etc.), with at least one other plot line interspersed throughout (orange monsters, Panerai 210), there's usually a correction by Dino of anything ignorant I might say along the way....and then Frilly posts a witheringly awesome Patek combo, and finally there are a couple of completely random shots of that thin bottle blonde you all like.

Next comes that period of bits and pieces I suppose.  I look forward to it all again. smile.gif

I have noticed this as well. It is quite humorous really. We are kind of in the doldrums of watch season though. I feel like things always pick up when we get closer to the holiday season, and closer to SIHH and Basel.

But really, Kate Upton time is always fun.

Frills, despite my disdain for the red tie, that knit really looks quite nice. And the stretchiness of knits is what has caused me to transfer over to Grenadines. Other than a couple of bicolor knits, which I lurve.
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Nice addition to the photo collection!  That's one I don't think Frills has posted  before.  

 

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You have my attention.  My, your aunt's looking well.

:rotflmao:    Great comment Mimo!

 

 

 

A friend of mine who is a long time Cartier collector (has about 20 -30 including complicated pieces), plus stuff from some independents, (he isn't a fan of the Big Three or Lange)...but he recently acquired this lovely vintage Atmos (made in 1950/51) to go with his JLC Reverso Rouge.  I'm not really into clocks, but I could definitely see myself getting an Atmos someday.

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

This thread has a beautiful natural cycle.  Perhaps Frilly's awesome statistical mind can make sense of it.  But it seems to me that we go through a little fallow period once in a while: a few pics of this and that, nothing exciting, then a long back and forth debate about something interesting sparked by one watch (Khal's new baby => JLC's brand strategy/positioning, etc.), with at least one other plot line interspersed throughout (orange monsters, Panerai 210), there's usually a correction by Dino of anything ignorant I might say along the way....and then Frilly posts a witheringly awesome Patek combo, and finally there are a couple of completely random shots of that thin bottle blonde you all like.

 

Next comes that period of bits and pieces I suppose.  I look forward to it all again. :)

 

You definitely captured the basic cycle of our watch thread!   I have enjoyed some of the heated/detailed debates, and

I find its that cycle including some basic watch photos and Frill's Kate shots that give us a nice break until the next topic to debate arises. 

PS. I got a good laugh from your comment  "Usually a correction by Dino"  

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I find a lot of correlation between TWAT and Hodinkee in that we mention something here then it seems to have an article there.  Examples include:

 

-A poster wanted to buy a Tudor for his father....Hod has a Tudor NYC launch piece

-Grand Seiko discussion...Seiko decides they should discuss it as well

-Heuer Autavia in someones collection....pops up on Hod

 

And the timing is interesting in that it is usually discussed in TWAT first.  Not to say we are leading the world discussion of watches but I have found it funny that we mention something here and boom an article sometimes pops up over there.

 

One thing I thing Hod is behind on is posting watches on different females.  We may take the cake for that.

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