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Originally Posted by McWu View Post

Absolutely caught that, as I'm from the SF Bay Area.

Thanks for the compliment on the Weltzeit. I love it. Swiss usually gets all the glory, but I really like what the Germans are doing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I want that Lange on my wrist this instant.
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Datograph is dope. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

Have it narrowed down to either a Tangomat or Tangomat GMT. Can't decide if the GMT function is worth the extra thickness and cash. I think I would be all GMT if it listed SFO instead of LAX as my time zone code! Will decide tomorrow and order.

Annoyingly they seem to have discontinued the Tangomat GMT Plus which had the time difference in +/- GMT rather than using the three letter airport code.
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

I've been thinking aboout that but they're discontinued and the price would actually be a bit higher than the other GMT from my vendor, although elsewhere it looks like the price is generally lower. I'm unusually struck with indecisiveness over the decision between the Zurich Weltzeit, the GMT and the GMT plus. Probably will just stick with GMT and call it a day.

Ah, you're ahead of me.
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Originally Posted by Winot View Post

Annoyingly they seem to have discontinued the Tangomat GMT Plus which had the time difference in +/- GMT rather than using the three letter airport code.

May just have to go for the Lange Dual Time instead.
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May just have to go for the Lange Dual Time instead.

The new 38.5mm Saxon is pretty sweet. I like the reduced case size and slightly longer railway track markers; definitely more dial presence than the first iteration:



I tried on the slightly larger 40mm version earlier this year and liked it very much...I even liked the full-sized rotor (though Lange purists will always favour the hand-wounds or micro-rotor calibres).
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Reminds me of the Portofino.
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Lange Datograph looks fantastic.

 

Is it only available in platinum or gold, or did/do Lange make a steel version, too?

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Reminds me of the Portofino.
Ouch, that's harsh.

By chance, one of my colleagues has the current automatic Portofino while another has the self-winding Saxonia; I can assure you that there isn't much resemblance in the metal.

The Lange is sublime. The IWC (the one with the generic Sellita movement and the eyesore of a date window marooned near the middle of the dial)... not so much.
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Originally Posted by academe View Post

The new 38.5mm Saxon is pretty sweet. I like the reduced case size and slightly longer railway track markers; definitely more dial presence than the first iteration:



I tried on the slightly larger 40mm version earlier this year and liked it very much...I even liked the full-sized rotor (though Lange purists will always favour the hand-wounds or micro-rotor calibres).

I am not really feeling this Lange, at all.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Ouch, that's harsh.

By chance, one of my colleagues has the current automatic Portofino while another has the self-winding Saxonia; I can assure you that there isn't much resemblance in the metal.

The Lange is sublime. The IWC (the one with the generic Sellita movement and the eyesore of a date window marooned near the middle of the dial)... not so much.


I am sure the movements and case details and dial are much better towards the Lange (though IWC finishing isn't anything to scuff at) but just on pure looks alone, the Portofino was the first watch that came to mind. I mean that is in no way a knock on the looks though, I like Portofino line and if they simple came in a smaller case I would highly consider them.

Really no point in even mentioning movements either as I never said anything about it, we are talking purely about looks here.

But in case you are wondering I have held both (though not at the same time) but I can assure you there is definitely a resemblance in the metal. IWC always gets knocked when they do not use an in-house movement but their case finishing are one of the best out there no matter what line it is.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I am sure the movements and case details and dial are much better towards the Lange (though IWC finishing isn't anything to scuff at) but just on pure looks alone, the Portofino was the first watch that came to mind. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I mean that is in no way a knock on the looks though, I like Portofino line and if they simple came in a smaller case I would highly consider them.

Really no point in even mentioning movements either as I never said anything about it, we are talking purely about looks here.

But in case you are wondering I have held both (though not at the same time) but I can assure you there is definitely a resemblance in the metal. IWC always gets knocked when they do not use an in-house movement but their case finishing are one of the best out there no matter what line it is.

Fair enough; I went on a slight tangent there in describing why I think the Portofino is super lame-o.

OK, they're certainly more superficially similar than different. But my first impression of the IWC was that it was probably some kind of mall watch, while the Lange appeared to be something special at the first glance. Both these impressions were formed well before I actually saw either one close enough to tell what it was.

It might be due to the white gold vs. steel thing, but it's more likely just because I notice date window placement when I'm sizing up a watch, and I'm obviously not keen on an inboard one since it's the calling card of a case that's too big for its likely-to-be-unremarkable movement.


By the way, I'll knock IWC even when they do use an in-house movement, at least when it looks this crappy and comes with a five-figure MSRP:


image source: tonny b on iwc.com/forum

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

But my first impression of the IWC was that it was probably some kind of mall watch, while the Lange appeared to be something special at the first glance.


Based on the pic posted? Really?

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I mean come on. Maybe in person but no way you could telling me the watch looks special based on that pic especially at a glance. lol8[1].gif


Again I admit the A Lange is far more superior in every way and 9.9 times out of 10 I'll take the A Lange (though I believe Portofino cost about 1/6th of the price of Lange?) but that pic is a terrible representation of the watch.
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Ah, I should have clarified. I was talking about seeing the two watches (PF and auto-Sax) in person being worn by people I know, not anything based on the manufacturer's photos.

Haven't seen the above-pictured dual time model in person, though.
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My new watch is arriving tomorrow. I'll try to post some on-wrist pics too.


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