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Mines the black dial white gold. Saxonia is pretty much my only option right now, brand and budget wise. The blue lancelet hands of the 1815 are indeed very seductive but the Arabic numbers killed it for me. Kinda removes the classiness of a dress watch. I still prefer roman or strips like the Calatrava/patrimony/saxonia if u know what I mean.:satisfied:  

 

As for "There are plenty around used for about the same price", I live in a small country and the preown market is not really huge. I also prefer to try the watch physically that's why buying from the web is a nono. I'm from Singapore by the way. Thanks for your input mimo!

 

Yeah, the numbers you either like or don't - it's very much a German "thing" with the 1920-30s "deck watches" and so forth.  But if you don't want that distinctive house style, maybe look further afield than Lange?  You mentioned Calatrava, Patrimony, how about a Jules Audemars, a Breguet, even a Moser?  Anyway, the Saxonia's beautiful - and maybe for that price it's just what you need. :)

 

As for trying stuff on, is it difficult to import things for tax reasons?  There's no harm in trying stuff on in shops and then working out where the deal is.  But it seems you've already done that with the Saxonia.  Me too - it's a beauty.

 

 

Nothing to be jealous about buddy, mine are all entry level watches

Also @Novelty77... please stick around! biggrin.gif

 

For sure.  But please note that the "humblebrag" is something to be avoided.

 

 

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P.S.  What is this "end game" thing you speak about?  I am not sure what it means...

 

My eyes...MY EYES!  


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a 42mm vs a 47mm on my wrist for your reference

Thanks guys for all your input! I think my choice is clear now.

Just a note: the "42mm" ROO wear extremely large - a bit less dial than the 47, but real big nonetheless. Both look fine on you, imo.
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Wearing a 210 today myself, and I like the quirkiness of the Cali dial .... but if I were in the above situation, then yes I'd go for the Lange also.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Alden X Polo / J. Crew / Officine Panerai

(obviously it's a pretty casual Friday lol)

Love the 210!
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There's an Aussie watchmaker making watches with a California dial. Doesn't look any different, really, than those highlighted earlier in this thread the last day or so but he seems proud making them and they appear to be very well made. I know Mr Hacko, he's a quality watchmaker and a quality man:

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I've been away a bit… I was hoping to see some nice pix, not all this entry level shit.
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For sure.  But please note that the "humblebrag" is something to be avoided.

 

 

 

My eyes...MY EYES!  

Duly noted. "humblebrag" wasn't going for that. My apologise if it seems that way.

 

@Keith T awesome 210 and nice combo with that strap! His brother same dial different case says hi on the casual weekend!

 


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There's an Aussie watchmaker making watches with a California dial. Doesn't look any different, really, than those highlighted earlier in this thread the last day or so but he seems proud making them and they appear to be very well made. I know Mr Hacko, he's a quality watchmaker and a quality man:

Rebelde

A philosophical question. From the link it 'just' looks like he is buying in movements, commissioning the manufacture of the case and other parts and then assembling them. I say 'just' in quotes because I appreciate there is some skill to this - I certainly couldn't do it. But to my mind he isn't 'making' a watch because he's using someone else's movement. Is he a 'watchmaker'?
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@Novelty77 you're most welcome here with that collection. Where have you been hiding?
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A philosophical question. From the link it 'just' looks like he is buying in movements, commissioning the manufacture of the case and other parts and then assembling them. I say 'just' in quotes because I appreciate there is some skill to this - I certainly couldn't do it. But to my mind he isn't 'making' a watch because he's using someone else's movement. Is he a 'watchmaker'?

 

That's an interesting question.

 

I'm sure that he's not the only place that does something like that as, for many smaller makers, it would be prohibitively expensive for them to make the ebauches and the cases, and so they would have them made to their spec elsewhere and then assemble the parts themselves. 

 

In fact, if I remember correctly, this is what Panerai used to do many years ago - the cases were made by Rolex and the movements were made somewhere else in Switzerland, and then Panerai (back when it was actually run by a member of the Panerai family) would put the movement inside the case and sell it as a Panerai watch. 

 

Such a company could call themselves a watch company - after all, they're selling watches with their name on the dial - but could they call themselves a watchmaker? I'm not so sure. 

 

Still, I suppose that it's not that different from the situation that we sometimes see in the clothing sphere, where someone sets up a business calling themselves a "tailor" and yet they don't make clothes - they show people cloth, they measure people up, and then they send the measurements away so that the clothing can be made elsewhere by someone else entirely. 

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Article from the NYT about how watches with sub-40mm cases are making a comeback (which I, personally, think is great news if accurate):

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/fashion/mens-style/are-you-man-enough-for-a-small-watch.html?_r=1

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A philosophical question. Is he a 'watchmaker'?
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I suppose that it's not that different from the situation that we sometimes see in the clothing sphere, where someone sets up a business calling themselves a "tailor" and yet they don't make clothes. 

 

A discussion about what constitutes a "shoemaker" was going on recently in the Bespoke Shoes thread, in the context of the "outworkers" system common in the UK.  "Who is the maker?" is an interesting question.  The same analogy about tailors was made, and generally I think there were two conclusions: firstly, that the company is the "tailor" or the "shoemaker": "My tailor is Henry Poole and my shoemaker John Lobb of St James" would be a perfectly reasonably statement, even though both persons are long deceased.  But I think most people also felt that the person doing the measuring and fitting was generally seen as the personification of the process - because they took ultimate responsibility for delivering the product. 

 

On that basis, I think it would be fair for him to call himself, and his business, a "watchmaker" in equal part.  But just as some cordwainers make the whole shoe from start to finish, and some tailors sew every stitch, there are watchmakers and there are watchmakers!

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Article from the NYT about how watches with sub-40mm cases are making a comeback (which I, personally, think is great news if accurate):

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/fashion/mens-style/are-you-man-enough-for-a-small-watch.html?_r=1

 

It's ironic that they cite the recently-inflated 39mm Oyster and the "XL" version of the Cartier Tank Solo, as examples of small.  I guess it shows just how far case inflation has gone in the popular consciousness.

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Article from the NYT about how watches with sub-40mm cases are making a comeback (which I, personally, think is great news if accurate):

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/fashion/mens-style/are-you-man-enough-for-a-small-watch.html?_r=1


so fucking dumb... does this mean my Schwarzenegger Magnum is not cool anymore?
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Does this mean my Schwarzenegger Magnum is not cool anymore?

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^The ever fluxuating case sizes has been good for variety as well

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