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That Lange tourbillon!!

 

@appoooh, sorry for calling you Moo, mix up: to be honest, I am drawn to the original for that reason - the extra interest of the blued hands really makes it special to me.  But that said, this is supposed to be the essence of Bauhaus design, so the more minimalist look is perfectly appropriate.  Also, those polished hands will really pick up the colours around them - as in your pic.

 

I was curious on the size because I'm seriously thinking about getting the Orion one of these days.  The price is really attractive, and my only question was 35mm or 38mm. I have a vintage 35mm Omega (see pic to the left!) that I wear most days as my dress watch, and it's fine, but I'd definitely go up a mm or two rather than down.  So I am interested to see how the 35mm Orion wears in the real world with those long lugs.  Any chance of some more pics?  And how big is your wrist?  The 38mm would sound like the perfect size to me, but if the 35mm wears a little bigger, I think the dial is better proportioned to the movement (placement of the subdial).

 

My wrist diameter is 6.5 inches and I think the 35mm dial works well. I tried on the 38mm with date and while it fitted my wrist I preferred the classic size.


Edited by appoooh - 10/2/14 at 4:38pm
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Haven't visit this thread for while wearing the AP15400
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Lovely watch - and nice Vanda tie, too!

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I lied. 6.5 inch wrist on me too.  This is the 38 datum.  I want to say I tried on the 35 mm and it felt a bit small to me, but I also thought my wrist was a totally different size than it is, and that is part of my body... so...

 

The pics above of the 35 mm look great on Appoooh's wrist as well - I'd just say as a word of caution that I've noticed the way things look in pics don't seem the same in person when I put stuff on.  If you've never worn a 35 mm - 36 mm watch, it may feel smaller than you think.

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I am considering an Uhrenwerft Langengrad by Hentschel. Looks beautiful, but seems a bit pricey at almost $4000 for a standard ETA 2824/2 movement and plated case. Have you had any experience with these watches? They look really nice, just what I am looking for -- something German and interesting -- but it sounds like a lot for what is essentially a very basic watch. Am also interested in the Nomos Metro, which gives you some idea of my somewhat offbeat taste ... They are about the same price, but the movement in the Nomos sounds more intriguing. Grateful for your thoughts ...

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I found a NATO I think goes with the TOG. 

I have been looking for one to change it up. 

Stitchy will appreciate. 

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I am considering an Uhrenwerft Langengrad by Hentschel. Looks beautiful, but seems a bit pricey at almost $4000 for a standard ETA 2824/2 movement and plated case. Have you had any experience with these watches? They look really nice, just what I am looking for -- something German and interesting -- but it sounds like a lot for what is essentially a very basic watch. Am also interested in the Nomos Metro, which gives you some idea of my somewhat offbeat taste ... They are about the same price, but the movement in the Nomos sounds more intriguing. Grateful for your thoughts ...

First impression, I think the Hentschel is kinda meh for that price - not sure where the money is, and I've never heard someone utter here the statement "I LOVE a good plated case."   On the other hand, I've also never hear someone here say "It was a mistake to go Nomos."  It's got the in house swing system, strong sense of self and design, and in my opinion a much more cohesive package with a fair price.

 

Keep in mind I've never seen Hentschel, but I've seen the metro plenty and it's pretty badass.  Maybe some of the more learned/experienced TWAT-masters will have more to say about Hentschel brand, but on first look I don't really get it.

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RFX - Invisible crystal is best crystal.

Tchoy - Love.

Bkotsko - Love the watch, obvi, but I am not a huge NATO fan, outside of a few specific examples, usually more sporty watches.
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As for women being drawn to those 2 pieces, most women aren't collectors and probably just see them as gold jewelry.  When my dad would wear YG PP 5070 (which is 42mm), he used to get compliments from women about it, but none ever knew what it was.  So again I think they just saw it as a large gold piece of jewelry.  
I have several gold watches on bracelets (JLC Reverso, Breguet Marine, PP Perpetual, Rolex DD, Blancpain Villeret, Omega Speedmaster) and they do draw attention and the occasional comment from women. But I've never had women grab me by my wrist and pull the watch up to their face to study it, while oohing and aahing; calling their friends over to have a look. It's the kind of reaction that women have with diamond encrusted watches, if you've ever witnessed that spectacle. Anyway, just an observation.
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Thanks, much appreciated. Have read what I could online about these Uhrenwerft watches (and there isn't much), and although I do like the look of them, it's hard to see the added value if they've done nothing to the ETA movement other than put it in a pretty case. Although I haven't seen the Nomos Metro in person, it does look fine and seems to have a well-regarded in-house movement.

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Thanks, much appreciated. Have read what I could online about these Uhrenwerft watches (and there isn't much), and although I do like the look of them, it's hard to see the added value if they've done nothing to the ETA movement other than put it in a pretty case. Although I haven't seen the Nomos Metro in person, it does look fine and seems to have a well-regarded in-house movement.


I wasn't a big fan of the Metro at first when I saw it in pictures. I had the chance to put in on during the NOMOS event in NYC and it completely won me over. Really fun watch that sits really well on the wrist. It's still not my favorite NOMOS design, but I really did enjoy as a watch that was a bit more fun.

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I wouldn't pay $4K for an ETA 2824 movement.  As for the Nomos Metro, it is an interesting design but as can be seen in pictures, the movement is too small for the case.  

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:inlove:

 

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I wouldn't pay $4K for an ETA 2824 movement.  As for the Nomos Metro, it is an interesting design but as can be seen in pictures, the movement is too small for the case.

Would you buy a Tudor of any kind?

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I wasn't a big fan of the Metro at first when I saw it in pictures. I had the chance to put in on during the NOMOS event in NYC and it completely won me over. Really fun watch that sits really well on the wrist. It's still not my favorite NOMOS design, but I really did enjoy as a watch that was a bit more fun.


Right, ho. Have been trying to find one in the NYC area. Tourneau hasn't got any more of them ... Would be nice to try it on.

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I wouldn't pay $4K for an ETA 2824 movement.  As for the Nomos Metro, it is an interesting design but as can be seen in pictures, the movement is too small for the case.  

Still new to the world of TWAT and am not sure why a small movement would be a negative, especially as it's a mechanical wind rather than automatic. From what I've read online, the new NOMOS movement seems to have been received positively by TWAT and other enthusiast boards. My own main objection to the Metro's design is that I would prefer to have less metal in contact with my skin, as the sapphire glass would be less reactive and I am slightly sensitive to nickel. (I typically rotate my watch to my right wrist once or twice during the day, which has reduced greatly any tendency towards rashes.) Probably just showing my ignorance again ...

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