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Guys, how do u feel about the 36mm A.Lange 1? One just came out at the pre-own market. Super sexy but this miniature 36mm version any pros or cons? I know its still the same movement. Its in platinum btw..

36mm isnt a bad size at all for a dress watch. If you prefer the 38mm, and are just looking at the mini because its available or the price is lower...pass.
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36mm isnt a bad size at all for a dress watch. If you prefer the 38mm, and are just looking at the mini because its available or the price is lower...pass.

 



I think 36 to 38mm is the absolute sweet spot for dimensions for a dress watch. I go as low as 34-35mm for a vintage piece.
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Guys, how do u feel about the 36mm A.Lange 1? One just came out at the pre-own market. Super sexy but this miniature 36mm version any pros or cons? I know its still the same movement. Its in platinum btw..

I can easily wear a watch that is 35 or 36mm.  My ref 17000 Oysterquartz is 36mm and it fits just fine,  and my 36mm Explorer 1 was a great watch.   That being said, the 36mm Lange 1 would be a no go for me.  While the size of the smallest L1 might be wearable, I believe you are essentially buying the ladies version of the Lange 1.  I don't say this to be funny, but I believe that is how it was marketed.  I think if someone has a very small wrist it would be a fine choice.  However, you have already demonstrated with your ownership of several 40+mm watches that you don't have an unusually small wrist that requires going with the 36.

 

Considering you own other watches that are over 40mm, what is your motivation for going with the 36 vs the standard sized Lange 1 which is 38.5?  Its it merely its price and availability at the moment?  If you are spending enough to buy a platinum Lange 1, wait and get the one you really want.  Taking into account the watch and your wrist, you run the risk of looking down at your wrist and frequently wondering if you should have gotten the 38.5.  If this is not a "Keeper" I think you will also find the 36mm a tough size to resell or trade if the time comes for that.  

 

My father has a platinum Lange 1 and the 38.5 is really a wonderful size for a L1.  Its modern without being ridiculously over sized, the ratio of the case diameter to its height is simply ideal, and it has a nice weight to it.  I think if you go to try on the 36mm, you owe it to yourself to try on a 38.5 on the same day to have a real idea of how you feel about each size.  

 

Wishing you luck with whatever you decide. 

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As if we haven't had a bad enough start to the season already ...

 


* cries into his beer *

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My concern is not abt the size per say but the lange 1 itself. Would it be "trying too hard to own a lange 1" at 36mm? Is the 36mm made specifically for the ladies? what would your first impression be if u saw a guy wearing a 36mm lange 1 rather than the org 38mm? 

Perhaps, if you are questioning if its trying to hard to own a Lange 1, ...then maybe you have answered that question for yourself.  

 

Also, perhaps the question should not be what would our impression be if we saw a guy wearing a 36mm Lange 1, as it doesn't really affect us as we are not the one wearing or owning it.  Perhaps the question should be, "How would you feel if you were wearing a 36 mm L1, and you were in a room and you saw someone about your size wearing a 38.5mm L1?  Would you feel good about your watch, or would you feel you only got it because "You were getting a deal" and deep down be wishing you had the 38.5?  That is a question only you can answer.  

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36mm isnt a bad size at all for a dress watch. If you prefer the 38mm, and are just looking at the mini because its available or the price is lower...pass.

 



I think 36 to 38mm is the absolute sweet spot for dimensions for a dress watch. I go as low as 34-35mm for a vintage piece.

agreed. I wouldnt turn down a thin 40mm, but a 36-38 fits perfectly under the cuff and is elegangt as can be.
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As if we haven't had a bad enough start to the season already ...





* cries into his beer *

This over-sized watch trend is getting ridiculous.
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This over-sized watch trend is getting ridiculous.

Agreed. Or the "every watch must look like a G-Shock and be able to withstand the wrath of the underworld" trend. That too.

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Agreed. Or the "every watch must look like a G-Shock and be able to withstand the wrath of the underworld" trend. That too.

 

You know he was making a joke on the size of the giant clocks in the picture, right?

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agreed. I wouldnt turn down a thin 40mm, but a 36-38 fits perfectly under the cuff and is elegangt as can be.

And this from a man with eleven Panerais.  Word.

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exactly. Lange or not, you'll regret it. In fact if you have to ask..
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36mm isnt a bad size at all for a dress watch. If you prefer the 38mm, and are just looking at the mini because its available or the price is lower...pass.
post #45837 of 48312
I think if you try both on, it will be fairly obvious to you personally which is the best choice.

Sometimes that's the trick of course... finding the two sizes at the same place and time, in order to make the comparison.
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Wearing this today while reading at my club (apologies for the crappy cell phone photo):

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Wearing this today while reading at my club (apologies for the crappy cell phone photo):


Wearing your pyjama in the club?
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Not a bad looking RW @thewraith
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