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post #18811 of 33972
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

A couple of German beauties. Classic looks, perfect proportions. I'd love to have either by my side.

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What do people think of the Lange 1815 up and down watch?
post #18812 of 33972
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

So it appears I have gotten the wife a proper (mechanical) Patek...........





... on a bracelet, as she prefers.  And a relatively larger (versus typical ladies models) case size at 36mm...

Pure coincidence that I like perpetuals and that our wrist sizes are relatively similar.  Oh no, I'm not going to be borrowing/wearing this at all.  It's really her watch, seriously....
wow. PM'ed.
post #18813 of 33972

I think I would like one very much.

post #18814 of 33972
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post



So, just the first pic of what will be many later! But wanted to share this with at least someone who even remotely cares smile.gif

Nice to see another WUS wrist in these parts!

post #18815 of 33972
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Nice to see another WUS wrist in these parts!

Outed!

Without further ado, some pictures. The case is gorgeous, and is really not very appreciated in pictures.
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post #18816 of 33972
drool.gif thats is superb. thanks for sharing the pics.
post #18817 of 33972
And, for the crowd, the "Frills Shot:"

post #18818 of 33972
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Thank you apropos! It is not easy starting a watch brand from scratch, but it is an ardent passion of mine and one that I will see through regardless of the time and effort required.

Every single word of encouragement means a great deal. And if any of you have any feedback, please let me know.

After all, how often do you get to directly speak to a watch brand's owner, founder, or designer? And witness horological history in the making?

Imagine 30 years from now... smile.gif
which lange watches have the double escapement feature?
post #18819 of 33972

Fantastic choice with the Lange 1 Timezone. White by a mile for me, although both are superb. 

post #18820 of 33972
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

And, for the crowd, the "Frills Shot:"


Hahaha congratulations and thanks for the footnote! Much joy to you and the new piece and wear it in good health!!!
post #18821 of 33972
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

You can't buy heritage - and I'm not sure that Sinn has all that much to boast about anyway.  Some MKII designs I have seen - like the Kingston - look really terrific.  Some are kind of 'meh'. With any boutique brand, there's an open question as to whether they will still be around next year or the year after.  But given the use of standard ETA movements, I wouldn't worry too much about future servicing.

The MkII Kingston? Please. It's a Rolex Submariner no crown guard ripoff, like the one Sean Connery wore as Bond.

And the other LE from MkII - the 300? Oh wait - a Seamaster 300 ripoff. So much for "community driven" LE projects, huh?

Let's just call a spade a spade, companies like MkII make a mint packaging cheap ETA ebauches into cheap Chinese steel cases which are ripoffs of other iconic designs. You get charged $500 and up for the privilege of wearing a ripoff.

But what about those people of more humble means who can't afford the "real thing"? Aren't they entitled to be able to purchase something nice as well?

Well, no, they aren't - you've answered your question already, no one is entitled to purchase anything. There will always be things out of our reach - always has been, always will be. We aren't talking about food, air, water, we're talking giving people the impression you're buying a luxury watch. Just learn to make do without, like the rest of us.

Just because I can't afford a Ferrari doesn't make it right for me to purchase a Lada, and slap the chassis together with some bodykit and call it a Ferrari homage. If all I want is a Ferrari, but all I can afford is a Lada, well, some self-examination is in order - so that maybe someday I can afford the Ferrari.

I don't - and you shouldn't - take the instant gratification route and then try to make yourself feel better by saying "it's a homage". It's not. It's something you bought because you couldn't be arsed to do the necessary so that someday you can afford the real thing.
post #18822 of 33972
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Let's just call a spade a spade, companies like MkII make a mint packaging cheap ETA ebauches into cheap Chinese steel cases which are ripoffs of other iconic designs. You get charged $500 and up for the privilege of wearing a ripoff.

 You may call it whatever you wish, but you don't speak for me.

post #18823 of 33972
^ Nor me.

apropos' post only works if you're trying to pass off a replica as an original, which I'm certainly not in favour of, and I doubt many/any in this thread would be either. While some people don't like homage watches, and that's their right, others may have differing opinions, and there's nothing wrong with that or with owning/wearing them.
post #18824 of 33972
Latest acquisition: Vintage 1967 Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Original hands and dial with soft patina.

post #18825 of 33972
^ Very nice Rolex. Enjoy it smile.gif
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