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Wow! I've always thought both watches bear a significant ressemblance, but seeing them side-by-side is a revealing exercise! I can't help but think about all the people that are against hommage watches (ex.: Steinhart to Rolex, some Hamilton Jazzmaster to IWC, etc.) because of the lack of originality / own identity and wonder how they feel about the Lange vs. GO. Is their opinion the same when we up the price tag?

 

That being said, I think both watches are outstanding, and while I do prefer ALS globally (as a brand), I think in this case, my heart goes to the GO. This is not me saying I don't love your Lange, @Novelty77, because I still could totally sell my left kidney for it!

I think the answer is it depends who you ask. You have my opinions in this thread at one end of the spectrum and you have Dino's at the other. You can probably search the thread and find several discussions about the whole thing instead of creating another one. I think GO has their own identity as a brand, which is the important to note, but this is a model that is, at the very least, highly influenced by another maker who is, literally, one street over. It's going to create a lot of strong opinions. I encourage you to search out the previous, and sometimes heated, discussions about the topic in this thread.

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wonder how they feel about the Lange vs. GO. Is their opinion the same when we up the price tag?

I think DLJr  covered this previously discussed topic very well.  

 

I will only go on to say, that my opinion remains the same regardless of the price tags.  Cheers!

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Sorry guys, sure wasn't my intention to spark a heated debate! 

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The nerve of you, trying to turn this staid gentlemen's club into some kind of a raucous honkytonk.
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Sorry guys, sure wasn't my intention to spark a heated debate! 


Oh it's no big deal, we can have it again because I don't have any hard feelings about it (Dino and I are on the opposite sides and I like Dino, it's just an opinion on a watch at the end of the day). I'm just letting you know that you can find several discussions about it, some calm, some heated. Just kind of one of those things that has been talked about a lot and you start to feel like a broken record after a while. If you search my user name, Dino's, and Greg's (gdl203) along with keywords for the Pano series, you can probably find what you are looking for, and if not, you can always come back to it.

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Sorry guys, sure wasn't my intention to spark a heated debate! 

No need to apologize.  It is simply an issue that has been covered quite a bit in the past, so it may be better to do a search, than to rehash the subject.  

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Oh it's no big deal, we can have it again because I don't have any hard feelings about it (Dino and I are on the opposite sides and I like Dino, it's just an opinion on a watch at the end of the day).

Actually, IIRC you and I got to know each other after you asked me through a PM to further explain my position on a watch (it may even have been the Pano/Lange debate)...so in the end our opposite opinions about watches helped us to become friends!  :cheers:

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Actually, IIRC you and I got to know each other after you asked me through a PM to further explain my position on a watch (it may even have been the Pano/Lange debate)...so in the end our opposite opinions about watches helped us to become friends!  :cheers:


I think you're right. Plus it honestly really helps to have someone spell out everything wrong with a watch in their eyes to make sure you like it. It's actually an extremely helpful exercise if anyone is between watches.

 

Cheers buddy!

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Of course I did.
...
Had to let go of these babies. Reason for the trade? The RG Saxonia not getting much wrist time, and after owning
a RG watch, realised that there isn't any real occasion I can wear the RG to except for weddings. The Rolex Daytona,
plenty in the market, not much wrist time either. Leather>bracelet. Zenith also not getting much wrist time. Streamlining my
collection to something I can rotate regularly with my attire.

....

Understood - just curious though, as I thought some of these were recent acquisitions, did you have to take a big hit on these?
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Understood - just curious though, as I thought some of these were recent acquisitions, did you have to take a big hit on these?


Not really. Thats why i favour getting pre owned watches. They are a viable choice if you are growing your interest in watches. Flipping will be a easier choice as you will not lose much. All in all, i lost about 8% on those watches.
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Funny - I just stepped out for dinner, came back in, and feel like I missed a bar brawl. You're right though - we've done GO v Lange before and everyone has their own opinion, which they are entitled to of course. Incidentally, do you think anyone high up in the manufactures ever reads these threads?
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Funny - I just stepped out for dinner, came back in, and feel like I missed a bar brawl. You're right though - we've done GO v Lange before and everyone has their own opinion, which they are entitled to of course. Incidentally, do you think anyone high up in the manufactures ever reads these threads?

Nah, they're too busy thinking about how much they'll be able to raise the price based on their next incremental improvement that people won't like. ;)

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Spotted shining shoes at Leffot - a 16610:

 

 

 

Of course it was also the Edward Green Trunk Show, with a few lovely shoes (and not a few kick a** boots) on display:

 

 

 

This particular version of the Galway is Edward Green's first salvo at making the boot in cordovan:

 

 

Back to regular programming - have a rocking weekend, everyone!

So @no frills is that a grain shaft?

 

You better not show this to @NAMOR.

 

Oh @NAMOR !!!!LOL

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My Christ!
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My Christ!

Yeah, that's what I thought you would say. LOL

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