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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Oh I quite agree. I just somehow find the Lange 1, in its simplest form, so deliberately asymmetric it feels...contrived.  

 

There are others I like a lot that have struggled to accommodate an odd range of subdial sizes and shapes, for instance, that have a beautiful asymmetric jumble to them.  Some that spring to mind are the Reverso Septantieme above (versus the symmetry of the calendar that follows), the Breguet Classique Complication perpetual calendar, and another JLC that I find delightfully lop-sided and simple - the Master Home Time.  I'm sure there are hundreds, but those are just a couple that I've seen and been drawn too in recent weeks.

 

My ambition now is to be rich enough to hire Stitchy the Watch Pimp, to find me pretty things.  In  the mean time, I'm enjoying the vicarious living in this thread every day of the week!

I think the original Lange 1 while beautiful can be a bit stark...so I can see that you might find it too deliberate or contrived.  I think some added color really does quite a bit for a Lange 1.  My favorite version is the Lange 1 moonphase.  The moonphase just completes that watch for me, and I think it has something to do with the addition of some color to the dial.

 

The Reverso Septantiem (and its more common sibling the manual wind Reverso Sun/Moon) and the Master Home Time have been some of my favorite offerings from JLC.  There is hope for you yet...fistbump.gif

 

No doubt, Stitchy will have you covered when you are ready to pull the trigger on something special !

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I think the original Lange 1 while beautiful can be a bit stark...so I can see that you might find it too deliberate or contrived.  I think some added color really does quite a bit for a Lange 1.  My favorite version is the Lange 1 moonphase.  The moonphase just completes that watch for me, and I think it has something to do with the addition of some color to the dial.


very well said Dino....this is EXACTLY what i was thinking and trying to figure out how to put into words...so..ill just say ditto. wink.gif
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very well said Dino....this is EXACTLY what i was thinking and trying to figure out how to put into words...so..ill just say ditto. wink.gif

eat poop, luzar.
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Based on a simple Unitas but nicely executed if a bit eccentric.
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eat poop, luzar.

such hostility. foo.gif
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My favorite Lange 1 is also the Lange 1 Moonphase. However, I also love the stark beauty of the Lange 1. Yes, it is a bit cold, and a bit sterile, but I think that the coldness is greatly exacerbated in photos. In real life I find it to shimmer like a jewel, and really have much more character.

The odd thing about the watch is that it is asymmetrical in the most symmetrical way possible. Sorry for the terrible photo, but this one always springs to mind.



The whole entire watch is built on a grid. This is why I think that it may appear to be a bit contrived. I can see some wanting a bit more whimsy with their asymmetry.
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such hostility. foo.gif

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Anyone have any military/field watch recommendations that look similar to this Seagull 1963 Chinese Airforce reprint other than Timex field watches?  I bought it for about $400 from this site.  The quality was pretty poor - one of the pieces popped off within a couple months.  I sent it back and the replacement they sent me stopped running after another few weeks.  I got a refund and now I'm back in the watch market.  Don't want to spend more than $500 if possible for this as it'll be an everyday watch for me and I don't work in a formal setting.  I like how this one could be dressed up a little but was still quite casual.  This isn't a great pic, but it was the only real pic I had of this watch and I wanted to stick to your rule of not posting stock photos.  This is my first post on Styleforum - good times!

 

 

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Nice ML, Flake.

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I may be the only person in the world that doesn't really care for the Lange 1 moonphase.

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My favorite Lange 1 is also the Lange 1 Moonphase. However, I also love the stark beauty of the Lange 1. Yes, it is a bit cold, and a bit sterile, but I think that the coldness is greatly exacerbated in photos. In real life I find it to shimmer like a jewel, and really have much more character. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The odd thing about the watch is that it is asymmetrical in the most symmetrical way possible. Sorry for the terrible photo, but this one always springs to mind.



The whole entire watch is built on a grid. This is why I think that it may appear to be a bit contrived. I can see some wanting a bit more whimsy with their asymmetry.

the pictures do not do it justice. the way the watch shimmers irl is unreal.

the different textures of the dials subdials, the various shaped and colored hands, the fantastically framed big date that seems to inevitably draw the eyes attention, the large sloped ALS letters at the head, the touch of blue and red on the dial, the pushers and crown, the even ring of cities.... its a gem. and when you look at it head on, it seems as if there is no crystal there and you could reach out and touch the dial.

not to mention, the leather strap is so substantial and beautifully crafted, and the weight of the watch has enough heft to make you feel like you are holding something serious, but not too heavy to be burdensome.

i love this watch, and its not even mine.
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very well said Dino....this is EXACTLY what i was thinking and trying to figure out how to put into words...so..ill just say ditto. wink.gif

 

Oh, so when I say it, it doesn't count?  Wanker.

 

*recalls irony of the "Clagmire" scandal...*

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What is not to love about the Lange 1 Mondphase! Blasphemer!




My grail, fo sho.
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Oh, so when I say it, it doesn't count?  Wanker.

*recalls irony of the "Clagmire" scandal...*

well, i agreed with your post until you said
..and yet. This is the most pleasing Lange 1 I've ever seen. Maybe it's all the fuss of the text around the dial that somehow evens out the asymmetric subdials.

Ive had a hardon for the silvery dial L1. inlove.gif
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What is not to love about the Lange 1 Mondphase! Blasphemer!

 

Yep. Definitely works too. :)

 

(Put your cock away, Derek,...)

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