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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.

 

 

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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. 

My motivation for going with the 36mm is mention spot on by Mr Derek. My purchases mainly from the pre own market and piece like these rarely surfaces and I just can't bare to let it pass. Who know how long it will resurface again. The part where I bolded is also part of the consideration. Its almost the same situation as on of the bro here considering the PAM 392, 42mm vs the 44mm. I think he went with the standard size. But hey, I'll yet have to wear the watch on my wrist to judge for myself. I'll update again when I have the time to try it on.

 

Thanks once again for your time and opinions.

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My motivation for going with the 36mm is mention spot on by Mr Derek. My purchases mainly from the pre own market and piece like these rarely surfaces and I just can't bare to let it pass. Who know how long it will resurface again. The part where I bolded is also part of the consideration. Its almost the same situation as on of the bro here considering the PAM 392, 42mm vs the 44mm. I think he went with the standard size. But hey, I'll yet have to wear the watch on my wrist to judge for myself. I'll update again when I have the time to try it on.

 

Thanks once again for your time and opinions.

I think a guy considering a 42mm vs 44 mm watch the issues become a matter of comfort, does it look too big, maybe on a lesser level desirability of certain models etc.  In your situation you already know a 38.5 will fit so I think its a bit different.  

 

Since what Derek suggested is your motivation for considering a 36mm L1, I think you should follow his advice and pass.  Be sold on an actual watch rather than the deal/availability.  Once the newness wears off you may be less thrilled with having a watch that isn't the one you truly wanted.  I'd rather hold off and save more for a piece I truly wanted.  While platinum L1s may not pop up at your dealer of choice often, they do come up for sale from time to time. 

 

Anyway good luck with your decision. 

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I went for a Radiomir PAM 337 at 42mm and haven't regretted it for a moment. It's plenty big enough for my taste.
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I know its still the same movement. Its in platinum btw..

Actually, a similar but slightly different movement.  The 38.5 mm L1s get cal 901.0 while the the 36mm gets cal 901.4.  Here is one for sale in the US http://www.chrono24.com/en/alangesoehne/111025-little-lange-1-platinum-rare-silver-dial--id3342354.htm?urlSubpath=/alangesoehne/prices-for-ladies-watches--att105.htm&manufacturerIds=1&gender=1402

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So about that new VC dress chrono... satisfied.gif
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So about that new VC dress chrono... satisfied.gif

 

The cow horns 1955?  Beautiful.

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Thanks, tiger.
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Pics at the AP boutique in Tokyo.

15400st in blue



14400st in black


15202 open work in rg



It seems to me that despite my wrists being a mere 6.5'' they are quite flat and doesn't make the 41mm seem too big. Any opinions on whether the 41mm or 39mm fit better? Trying both on they both seemed comfortable.

I also tried on the 15450 but it felt a bit too small and feminine for my tastes. Also it only came in a white dial which eliminated the option.
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Pics at the AP boutique in Tokyo.

15400st in blue


15202 open work in rg

It seems to me that despite my wrists being a mere 6.5'' they are quite flat and doesn't make the 41mm seem too big. Any opinions on whether the 41mm or 39mm fit better? Trying both on they both seemed comfortable.

I also tried on the 15450 but it felt a bit too small and feminine for my tastes. Also it only came in a white dial which eliminated the option.

From your photos its tough to tell if one fits better than the other.  The RG 15202 is up close while your photo of the 15400 is further away and a different orientation.  

 

I found the flatness of the 15202 causes it to wear a little larger than its measurements suggest.  The 15400 is large and how it looks really depends on where the integrated lugs fall on your wrist and how it causes the bracelet to lay on your wrist.  Because the integrated lugs do not flex and there is limited movement in the 2 small attachment links, its crucial to make sure you are comfortable with the fit.  On me, I did not mind the fit of either, but I preferred the overall proportions of the 15202 to that of the 15400.

 

I prefer a solid dial on a RO, maybe because its more true to the original design.  I just don't love the blacked out parts of the movement on the RG version you tried.  I guess I am more used to skeleton movements being plated in white metal, rg or yg.    You should be aware if you were comparing a blue dial 15400 to a blue dial 15202 the color blue used for each is different.  

 

Good luck with whatever you decide.   

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Yeah it was kind of hard to position all the watches the same way. The standard bracelet length was huge on me at the boutique.



Here's another shot of the 15202. I found the open work to be beautiful up close. Definitely a very nice piece but at the price of a fully loaded c63 I'm not so sure. Anyhow tried it on for an example of how the jumbo would fit as they did not have one in stock.

Here is a shot of both the blue and black on if it may convey the fit on me a bit better.

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Yeah it was kind of hard to position all the watches the same way. The standard bracelet length was huge on me at the boutique.

Here's another shot of the 15202. I found the open work to be beautiful up close. Definitely a very nice piece but at the price of a fully loaded c63 I'm not so sure. Anyhow tried it on for an example of how the jumbo would fit as they did not have one in stock.

Here is a shot of both the blue and black on if it may convey the fit on me a bit better.

 

I might have liked the open work on the 15202 if it were not blacked out.  So for me regardless of the metal chosen for the case, on a 15202 I prefer the solid dial.  I can always view the movement from the sapphire glass on the back.

 

In the photo with you wearing both 15400 I can start to see how large it is on you, particularly when viewing the blue one at the bottom.  The 15400 is a big watch, and as mentioned, even though its enlarged proportionally from what the 15300 was, I just did not love the overall proportions...but that is subjective.  

 

Only you can decide which RO is right for you.

 

As for the comparison to the cost of a C63...AMG cars are cool, but the C63 will suffer from a huge amount of depreciation, compared to a 15202.  Most people try to get out of AMG models before they go off warranty because the maintenance is very pricey. I remember my local MB dealer had a nearly perfect 5 year old SL55 with 6,300 miles on it, with an original MSRP of around $140,000....their asking price was $45,000.  In the end I guess it depends on if you want the car or the watch.  

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ffffuuuu.gif knocked the bezel off my GMT. Lost the spring too. Luckily no dings on the watch or bezel. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

All better now.
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Thanks to @CHRK33 for helping me acquire one of my grail watches



I'll be out of the game for a while
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cchen: congrats! But that's what they all say!

Novelty: get a nearly-new 15300. The black ones tend to show up cheap, too.
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