A nice watch with a brown strap

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bouji, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Shouldn't these two threads be merged, anyway?
     


  2. Bouji

    Bouji Senior member

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    Shouldn't these two threads be merged, anyway?
    Yes, it was just that I was not getting any replies on this forum before, so I posted it in the clothing forum, thinking perhaps this was the wrong one.
     


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    My preferred size is 33mm at most.

    Aha. Well, 33 mm is hardly considered a "˜mans' watch size nowadays...compared to say 1926.

    Jon.
     


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    Aha. Well, 33 mm is hardly considered a "˜mans' watch size nowadays...compared to say 1926.

    Jon.

    Or even 1966 when such a size was still accepted.
     


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    Violinist Senior member

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    Lange is a terrific option. You might also consider Roger Dubuis.

    Somehow I fail to see how a man with a $100,000 watch collection is wary of spending 2-3 hundred dollars on a quality strap...

    I know Panarei owners with 100+ straps...
     


  6. Bouji

    Bouji Senior member

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    I think I'm going to go for the A. Lang & Sohe 1815 in manual.

    Which Dubuis model do you suggest?
     


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    I think I'm going to go for the A. Lang & Sohe 1815 in manual.

    Which Dubuis model do you suggest?


    The ones from 1997, 1998, 1999; anything after that is for the most part mass market, popular culture designed drivel.

    Jon.
     


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    Bouji Senior member

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    The ones from 1997, 1998, 1999; anything after that is for the most part mass market, popular culture designed drivel.

    Jon.

    Do you think the A. Lang & Sohe is the best option?
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Do you think the A. Lang & Sohe is the best option?

    Unless you find a design from Patek, VC or AP that you like more, yes.

    Jon.
     


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    If you like the Lange 1815 you should also consider a Patek 3919, my personal favorite for a simple and elegant dress watch. Another consideration would be a Jaeger Reverso Classic.
     


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    Bouji Senior member

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    If you like the Lange 1815 you should also consider a Patek 3919, my personal favorite for a simple and elegant dress watch. Another consideration would be a Jaeger Reverso Classic.

    I have a Cartier Tank, which is similar to the Reverso, and I have a Calatrava (5119 G), so both of those are similar to watches I already have. Both with black straps.
     


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    Mute Senior member

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    I have a Cartier Tank, which is similar to the Reverso, and I have a Calatrava (5119 G), so both of those are similar to watches I already have. Both with black straps.

    Very nice selections. Of course if you really want to have something different, you could also consider a Corum Golden Bridge, but I think those only come with black staps so you'd still have to change straps.
     


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    I think if you don't have a Lange, the 1815 would be a classic addition to your collection. It's my favorite Lange until you start getting into the high five digit range.
     


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    Very nice selections. Of course if you really want to have something different, you could also consider a Corum Golden Bridge, but I think those only come with black staps so you'd still have to change straps.

    I saw an article in the FT about the Golden Bridge when it came out; and I tried, straight away, to try and get one; unfortunately wherever I tried was sold out, and I think this is still the case.
     


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    I think if you don't have a Lange, the 1815 would be a classic addition to your collection. It's my favorite Lange until you start getting into the high five digit range.

    Yes, even after seeing other recommendations, the 1815 is still top of my list; all's left is to find the place which gives me the best discount, and find a friend or relative who is visiting the UK soon so I can claim the VAT back [​IMG]
     


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