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A. Lange & Söhne

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Miguel Antonio, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Lord Nonsie

    Lord Nonsie Active Member

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    That watch is gorgeous! Its out of my price range, but I think its great! Good luck if you buy!

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  2. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    any reason because they're not using convex lenses?...sapphire is more flat?

    I know coating is applied to both surfaces for all brands.

    thing about lange...is that you can either have power reserve OR day of week function in lange1. not both haha..

    lange tourbillon is dreamy... why do 82 additional parts cost tens of thousands of dollars more?


    It not just the application of the coating by how the coating is applied. For some reason, the German's do it better than most brands.

    There is a reason for that. Firstly, the Power Reserve is applied for the Lange 1 because it makes sense for a manually wound movement.

    In the new Lange 1 Daymatic, they have introduced an automatic movement, which really makes a power reserve function redundant. Hence you don't really need both of them together.

    Personally, I prefer the Lange 1 Daymatic for the better dial configuration as the single factor that detracted the Lange 1 for me was the inconvenience of viewing the dial when wearing a buttoned cuff.

    I too question the value to tourbillons and have very little interests in them.
     
  3. CMD.EXE

    CMD.EXE Senior member

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    My favorite watch maker, along with FPJourne and Minerva
     
  4. H2T

    H2T Well-Known Member

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    My favorite daily-wearer: ALS Saxonia, from the first manual wind generation (on DeBoise/Steed bespoke to make it SF appropriate):

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    I think that manual Lange calibres are without peer as a contemporary family.

    I love the more austere models (the One, the first Langematics, the Saxonias). That being said, there are some truly ugly Langes, ugly in a way that goes beyond a cuckoo clock. As a brand, Lange is not as refined as Patek, but I think the manual calibres exceed what Patek now produces.

    The factory aslo provides exceptional, attentive, and personal service. I like that as well.

    Just to reveal my bias: I really like JLCs as well, and their VC iterations.

    - B

    About 4 years ago I agonized for many months between a L1 and a PP Annual Calendar. I eventually decided on the L1 and still smile at it every morning when I wind it.

    The Lange Datograph is however, in my opinion, the most exquisite and peerless watch ever designed and made.
     
  5. Lord Nonsie

    Lord Nonsie Active Member

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    About 4 years ago I agonized for many months between a L1 and a PP Annual Calendar. I eventually decided on the L1 and still smile at it every morning when I wind it.

    The Lange Datograph is however, in my opinion, the most exquisite and peerless watch ever designed and made.


    I do like the the Datograph! However, when I saw the annual calendar, I just fell in love with it. Lange has really impressed me! I love watches and grew up in a family that valued horology and exposed me to it. Lange has really achieved something special. I know that there are a few great brands--AP, PP, JLC, VC-- but Lange has won my heart. They are stately and very well made! I think the Zeitwerks is just a gorgeous watch!
     
  6. Lord Nonsie

    Lord Nonsie Active Member

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    Hi! Well I am going to buy my first Lange in the next couple of days! I am down to the Lange Annual Calendar or the Walter Lange 1815 Up- Down. My AD has the RG annual calendar and the yellow gold 1815. Does anybody here have any experience in with the up down? As you know... I have been quite taken with the annual calendar, its a complication that I really like and I think Lange did a great job with it. But the 1815 is a really classic watch!
     
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    medtech_expat Senior member

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    Does anybody here have any experience in with the up down?

    I personally prefer the up/down in either rose gold or platinum. The dial layout is lovely, but I could never bring myself to pull the trigger as I found it a tad small for my liking. Unfortunately, I get no love with the new 1815, which I find a tad too large. [​IMG]

    Either way, you can't lose between the up/down or the Saxonia annual - please post pics when you take possession.
     
  10. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    [​IMG] - B
    IMO, the ugliest Lange ever ... especially the Mickey Mouse shape on the dial. [​IMG]
     
  11. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    IMO, the ugliest Lange ever ... especially the Mickey Mouse shape on the dial.

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    Looks better in traditional colors

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  12. DjangoV

    DjangoV Well-Known Member

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    Quick question: How often are A. Lange watches faked? I ask because I may be able to buy a second hand watch for a very low price [​IMG]

    What should I be aware of when buying an A. Lange watch?

    Edit: this is the watch in question. Lousy pic, but only one I have atm:
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  13. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    I was in Turkey about a year ago and saw an entire case of "genuine replicas." As with all luxury timepieces, always either go through an AD or have an AD authenticate a watch before purchase.
     
  14. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Major Roadrash Active Member

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    Hi Django: That watch is a fake, not even close to any real Lange.
     
  16. DjangoV

    DjangoV Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's what I thought., but then again I now absolutely nothing when it comes to A. Lange (or most high-end watches for that matter). Thanks for the answer.
     

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