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post #16396 of 31018
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

- Sinn 356 Pilot - nice watch in a good size, the Sinn bracelet is very nice too
Agreed:

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But I like to keep 'em ghetto:

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post #16397 of 31018
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

To me the Lange 1 is one of the most beautiful designs and it defines Lange as a brand.  The Pano has a likeness that just seems like a sad tribute.  To me the Lange 1 is like a stunningly beautiful woman and the Pano is her fat, cross eyed sister with a mustache.  I'd rather concentrate on other fine watches (new or vintage), and wait until I'm ready/able to get a Lange 1 rather than settle for the Lange's homely sister.  Sorry, but you knew I'd have to be brutally honest with my impression of the Pano. 

+1. I also considered the PML, but knew that I'd always wish it were a Lange 1. So I'll just hold out for the Lange 1 (waiting his half the fun anyway!).
post #16398 of 31018
My latest acquisition, an IWC devil.gif:




Together with my other favorite black-dial watch:


Yes, it fits under the cuffs:


This version was inspired by the original Portofino 5251 and the 5250 pocket watch from the 1970s (not my pic):



Together with the rest of my Christmas haul:


Edited by HEPennypacker - 12/29/12 at 11:57am
post #16399 of 31018
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Is that your JLC on TZ today?

Yep, that one is mine. Styleforum discounts will of course be given!
post #16400 of 31018
Thread Starter 
That fantasy vision of GO being a poor man's Lange is so twisted it's not even funny. Yet, some WIS like to perpetuate this concept. GO is GO with its own DNA (which lineage traces back to the same as Lange as we all know) and has evolved into its own aesthetic , while keeping the teutonic roots of Glashutte watchmaking design. It has a sportier design, slightly more industrial and less dressy than AL&S. It's just a different watch. I don't hear people saying : don't buy a BMW because it's really not a Bentley. Different engine, different price point. Like the watches on their own merits - or not. No need to constantly come back to the GO vs AL&S as if that was some sort a binary choice. I hear sometimes people saying stuff like that for Omega vs Rolex and it also makes my eyes roll.

Believe it or not, I know some people who like both GO and AL&S, who like both Omega and Rolex. Crazy, I know !

/ rant
post #16401 of 31018
I like both GO and ALS, and I don't think anyone is arguing that GO is illegitimate. The question is whether the PML and Lange 1 serve difference purposes. If you have both a Lange 1 and a PML, would you wear both? They have similar aesthetics and having both seems redundant IMO. Thus, given an expressed preference for a Lange 1, the wiser course seems to be to skip the PML and put the money toward a Lange 1.
post #16402 of 31018
I personally think that Lange has a certain restraint in its designs that I don't find in GO maybe because of its logo. That said, a couple of GOs from 2-3 years back were very very nice and I would have bought one of those had it been available in SS.
post #16403 of 31018
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Agreed:
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But I like to keep 'em ghetto:
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Sinn's pilot's line and pilots watches in general look just about perfect on a NATO/NATO style strap. I prefer the slightly thicker Zulu straps but your above image sure makes a strong case for the original NATO. I always cringe when I hear folks say NATO straps look cheap. They may not be ideal with a suit but that's not the idea either. Kinda like a Mil-Sub...a tool watch looks great with a utilitarian strap.

 

It's such a perfect image! Well done.

post #16404 of 31018
Those IWCs are awesome. Now I totally want to find this:
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post #16405 of 31018
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

I personally think that Lange has a certain restraint in its designs that I don't find in GO maybe because of its logo. That said, a couple of GOs from 2-3 years back were very very nice and I would have bought one of those had it been available in SS.

The current base Lange 1 models are certainly restrained, but go further into conservative and austere territory IMO. Don't see myself wearing gold on silver until I'm at least 50, and would not consider silver on silver under any circumstances. Reminds me too much of my first watch, a Tag Heuer. Can't get on board with most JLC masters for the same reason.
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The only leather NATO I like - Gunny:

 

 

post #16407 of 31018
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

1. avoid ugly fat sister of Lange 1
2. exchange MC for MUT Moon (IMO PG > SS) or Master RDM (preferable)
3. save for 5513
4. get 5513
5. done!

this. though i don't feel as harshly toward the Pano Lunar. In fact I like it a lot, though thought it was thick and the bezel too thin. a bit industrial feeling to me. Tried on the MUT moon and thought it really sang in pink gold. 5513 or even one of the last-gen no dates next. Actually this is very similar to the decision-making process I've been going through. Though the RO has thrown it a bit out of whack. as does the sudden urge (speaking of guns) for an AyA no. 2.
post #16408 of 31018
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Those IWCs are awesome. Now I totally want to find this:

Yeah I would definitely jump on the original Portofino moonphase for the right price.
post #16409 of 31018
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Originally Posted by McWu View Post

My collection is in constant flux, but this one seems to be the cornerstone...

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Nice 1655... despite its visual impairment! wink.gif
post #16410 of 31018
Seriously? Ridiculous! Congrats. Great pickup!
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

My latest acquisition, an IWC devil.gif:


Together with my other favorite black-dial watch:

Yes, it fits under the cuffs:

This version was inspired by the original Portofino 5251 and the 5250 pocket watch from the 1970s:

Together with the rest of my Christmas haul:
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