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post #19636 of 35780
233 all day baby

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

233, imo.
post #19637 of 35780
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I suspect never!  The 3970J is my endgame watch, right?  Right????  

Right???????? decisions.gif

wrong. no such thing.
post #19638 of 35780
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Predictable justifications... (Click to show)

 

But what a sweet deal, a split-seconds perpetual calendar chronograph in rose gold for only $189,000?  Why, that's a whole lot less than Patek's comparable offering, the 5204 at $317,500! And Lange having the same or even better level of finishing and quality than Patek (oops, sorry mafoofan, did I blaspheme?)... best jump on this, right?

 

How I wish I had that kind of dough to spare, even if ADs in the US had these in stock (I suspect they will be pretty rare).

 

The other potential issue with Lange - and yes, I know we shouldn't be buying watches as investments, but at this price point you've got to wonder how values will trend - is that resale value is nowhere near as good as Patek or the most desirable Rolex pieces.  You're looking at about half or less than that of the retail price if you try to offload your ALS pre-owned.  

 

Now, if I can get a mint pre-owned ALS rattrapante at $90,000 or so then maybe I should move some investments around indeed...stirpot.gif

 

 

I suspect never!  The 3970J is my endgame watch, right?  Right????  

 

Right???????? decisions.gif

 

 

 

Well quite - you can present it to the missus as a 30% saving on what you would have bought, and that's before any actual discount.  It would almost be negligent not to buy a nearly-new one!

 

In the mean time, surely your "endgame" is the one you buy after the 5004 and the 5941?  I'm still wondering what the wifely companion pieces will be as you take these steps. lol8[1].gif

post #19639 of 35780
So, saw this today. Absolutely gorgeous in my humble opinion. I love the hands.







And dat micro rotor... mmmmmm.
post #19640 of 35780
LOVE the micro rotor.
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so, i need a new leather strap for my reverso, but the strap has these plastic caps at the end so it sits flush against the case. the area between the lugs is pretty tall so a regular strap would be dwarfed sitting there.
see here (Click to show)

i sent a message to CF to see if they can make one, but i imagine that their price would be pretty similar to what i would pay for a JLC strap, and im not positive it would fit as well. also, with my connections, i think i could get a decent discount on the JLC strap, but its still not gonna cheap.

so, basically, this sucks. im thinking of selling the metal bracelet i have for it to fund the strap, and i should have some cash left over too. i have seen them sell for over a grand on ebay. redonk.

le sigh.
post #19641 of 35780
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

But what a sweet deal, a split-seconds perpetual calendar chronograph in rose gold for only $189,000?  Why, that's a whole lot less than Patek's comparable offering, the 5204 at $317,500! And Lange having the same or even better level of finishing and quality than Patek (oops, sorry mafoofan, did I blaspheme?)... best jump on this, right?

 

How I wish I had that kind of dough to spare, even if ADs in the US had these in stock (I suspect they will be pretty rare).

 

The other potential issue with Lange - and yes, I know we shouldn't be buying watches as investments, but at this price point you've got to wonder how values will trend - is that resale value is nowhere near as good as Patek or the most desirable Rolex pieces.  You're looking at about half or less than that of the retail price if you try to offload your ALS pre-owned.  

 

Now, if I can get a mint pre-owned ALS rattrapante at $90,000 or so then maybe I should move some investments around indeed...stirpot.gif

 

 

I suspect never!  The 3970J is my endgame watch, right?  Right????  

 

Right???????? decisions.gif

Lange has made a number of small volume watches over the years that have done quite well on the secondary market and have become good investments. The 1815 Moonphase and the various tourbillon models are examples. There are no guarantees but I suspect this one will be quite rare and extremely desirable.

post #19642 of 35780
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

LOVE the micro rotor.
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so, i need a new leather strap for my reverso, but the strap has these plastic caps at the end so it sits flush against the case. the area between the lugs is pretty tall so a regular strap would be dwarfed sitting there.
see here (Click to show)

i sent a message to CF to see if they can make one, but i imagine that their price would be pretty similar to what i would pay for a JLC strap, and im not positive it would fit as well. also, with my connections, i think i could get a decent discount on the JLC strap, but its still not gonna cheap.

so, basically, this sucks. im thinking of selling the metal bracelet i have for it to fund the strap, and i should have some cash left over too. i have seen them sell for over a grand on ebay. redonk.

le sigh.

youre gonna have to go with JLC OEM. im 99% certain anyway.
post #19643 of 35780
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Originally Posted by marg View Post

I have a sub and a two-tone baume mercier capeland chrono, as well as a vintage IWC and Longines. I'm looking for a new watch, and I'm torn on which direction to go. I really like the Breitling gmt 44. Anyone have any thoughts? I know the price is steep, but I can get a good price from an AD I'm friends with.

I also like the PAM 233 and PAM 320, but I'm not 100% sure how I'll feel about Panerais over the long term. I've liked them since learning about them in the late 90s, but I never pulled the trigger on one.

233 no question. fantastic watch. Panerais grow on you....those are the watches i miss most in my collection when theyre gone.
post #19644 of 35780
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

youre gonna have to go with JLC OEM. im 99% certain anyway.

my research led me to the same. ugh.
post #19645 of 35780
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Originally Posted by sinclear View Post

Great photoshop, I love how better it looks with the blued hands. If there's enough demand I don't doubt Nomos will soon make one.

Nomos does cater to a limited extent for customer requests.
http://www.nomos-store.com/en/Service/During-purchase/?force_sid=a1f036ed7f6b829b43858565813489b9
post #19646 of 35780
Sorry, I believe I saw it on this thread but a member posted a pic of his Hamilton with either blue or gold arms. Does anyone remember deets on this? I absolutely love this watch

Cheers
post #19647 of 35780
Agree. But JLC OEMs are pretty nice IMO and if you can get a good deal it would be worth it just knowing the strap will fit perfectly.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

youre gonna have to go with JLC OEM. im 99% certain anyway.
post #19648 of 35780
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Agree. But JLC OEMs are pretty nice IMO and if you can get a good deal it would be worth it just knowing the strap will fit perfectly.

the strap is great. its only ruined because i wore it at my old job and sweated in it like an athlete for 10 hours a day, that was the reason i got the metal bracelet to begin with. the strap lasted over 5 years under heavy wear. in my current office job, im sure it will last 10 years at least. now its just a question of when i pony up.

not sure brown is an option, but i wonder, do you guys think it would look good in brown, if it is?

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It would look fine on brown, though I'd stick to a very dark brown.

post #19650 of 35780
Dark brown or black would be my vote. Sweet watch in any case
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