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Don't seem to be able to upload anything today...

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WTF @mimo man!

In the same way that I do not approve of the product in this picture, I do not approve of this predicament of yours.

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Posting on behalf of @mimo - who sent me these pictures via clandestine means and nefarious back channels...

 

 

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Posting on behalf of @mimo - who sent me these pictures via clandestine means and nefarious back channels...

 

 

 

 

Interesting - a mechanical, digital watch.

 

At the risk of sounding sacrilegious and being burned at the stake, the numerals remind me a bit of those old bedside clock radios with the "flip" numbers: 

 

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remind me a bit of those old bedside clock radios with the "flip" numbers: 
Yes and I think that may be a snooze bar on the case at 9 o'clock.
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Interesting - a mechanical, digital watch.

IWC already made digital pocket watches in the mid 1880s (with the 'Pallweber' movements).

Like this:

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Kaplan, that's very interesting - I hadn't seen an IWC watch like that before.

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IWC already made digital pocket watches in the mid 1880s (with the 'Pallweber' movements).
 

If I'm not mistaken,  Ferdinand A. Lange, was involved in the making of one of the first digital clocks in the 1840's for an opera house in Dresden.  That seemed to be the inspiration for several of Lange's modern watches.  

 

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Anyone know when Chopard is releasing the new Berthoud range of watches? Supposedly a step up from LUC, which should place them in the Patek / Lange field.
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If I'm not mistaken,  Ferdinand A. Lange, was involved in the making of one of the first digital clocks in the 1840's for an opera house in Dresden.  That seemed to be the inspiration for several of Lange's modern watches.  

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Dino, you're correct, or at least that's what my Lange brochure tells me.

Thanks mimo/frills - worth the wait and combined effort. I love a bit of Zeiten-verken every so often. You'd need to have a cool job in architecture, or some other profession that permits the wearing of black rollneck sweaters, to pull it off. Maybe a highly successful, but avant garde, composer.
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I've heard the same re. Dresden Opera House.  I imagine the original was destroyed by my compatriots in 1945.  

 

Even as a Lange fanboi, I've never been especially moved by the Zeitwerk. But as with many things, sticking it on the wrist makes all the difference. Damn, I'd wear it with anything! The weight and proportions are imposing, but the short lugs make it quite wearable.  Not for the very slender gentleman perhaps, but anyone who could tolerate a ($100k) Radiomir could live happily with this.  

 

The more observant of you will have noted from the second picture that it has an extra protrusion from the case. This one is the "Striking Time" - a quarter repeater version, hence the premium. Properly frillyvolous.  And a bit bigger, but not so much I didn't want to run out of the shop with it.  I was definitely moved.

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Since we're talking about lange, I just got back my Saxonia from servicing and polishing.

I always wonder what does the stylise B at the back of the tang buckle stands for and took the

opportunity to ask them. he told me that Lange buckles are made by this company call  Boucledor SA.

and the B is their logo. they do buckles for IWC and other high end brands as well.

 

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Boucledor makes for the Big Three as well.
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