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That Lange is too "top heavy" for me. I need something on the bottom half of the dial to balance out the high logo - either a seconds dial or some text.
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 Not really a fan of the red 12 either.  I know its a throw back to early wrist watches and pocket watches, making it easier to determine the dial's orientation, before the 12 position became standardized for most watches (90 degrees counter clockwise from the winding crown).   But on modern pieces, IMHO it just comes off as gimmicky.
 
The Hentschel Botschafter, my almost-dressy good watch, does the red 12 and it doesn't suffer at all. On the other hand, it really doesn't jump out at you.
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That Lange is too "top heavy" for me. I need something on the bottom half of the dial to balance out the high logo - either a seconds dial or some text.

 

Horses for courses.  I love the subtlety of it.  Strangely enough, I don't normally like Romans much, but the cleanness and precision of this in person is just delicious.

 

As for that special edition, not my bag either.  The (Moscow, boutique) special edition of the aforementioned Langematik Perpetual was pretty sexy though:

 

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As for that special edition, not my bag either.  The (Moscow, boutique) special edition of the aforementioned Langematik Perpetual was pretty sexy though:

Agreed, that is the nicest looking Langematik Perpetual I've seen .  :fistbump: 

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My favourite "less is more" Lange, and the third of my Lange grail trinity:




*sigh*

my favorite lange. a true grail for me unless I ever win the lottery.
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The lange one for me is perhaps theven most aesthetically pleasing watch out there.
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I'm not a big Lange fan, but if that theoretical "someone" were to gift me with the choice of any one of their pieces .....then I guess I'd have to go Zeitwerk Minute Repeater.

I think it's platinum only.

But what the hell. Since I'm just spit-ballin' here.
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It's been about a month, as a matter of fact. But thanks for the chide...

Nice ring. Congrats!

It doesn't start to feel like a ball and chain until several years later biggrin.gif (I kid.)
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For those of you who swap out your own straps, what tool do you use? I suppose the Bergeon is the most well-known, but which one? The 6111 or 6767? I've read differing reviews on them and not sure which tool to go with.

I also came across the FB-504 from Ofrei:

http://www.ofrei.com/page252.html

The S&H is a bit excessive, though (half the cost of the tool).
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For those of you who swap out your own straps, what tool do you use? I suppose the Bergeon is the most well-known, but which one? The 6111 or 6767? I've read differing reviews on them and not sure which tool to go with.

I also came across the FB-504 from Ofrei:

http://www.ofrei.com/page252.html

The S&H is a bit excessive, though (half the cost of the tool).

6767-F all the way!

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Bergeon 7825 or the Rolex equivalent - Ref. 3200.

 

Then again, I'm not made out of money so I made my own, behold the Folex Ref. 69 LOL.

 

 

 

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That's pretty rad
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I like that little rubber thingy - good idea.
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Bergeon 7825 or the Rolex equivalent - Ref. 3200.

Then again, I'm not made out of money so I made my own, behold the Folex Ref. 69 LOL.




Oh, that's really cool (and worth reposting)! Would've never thought it's possible to make one.
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Oh, that's really cool (and worth reposting)! Would've never thought it's possible to make one.

 

Well let me complement that with some pics of my Tudor!

 

 

 

 

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