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I think they are going to keep going up for a bit because Richemont is cutting down on discounting so aggressively. It’s impacting second hand values quite a bit! Used to be easy to buy any Lange with a 30% discount and now it seems impossible to get that...I really want to like the GO but it just didn't do anything for me on my wrist.
I still hope to get a Lange 1 before the price goes any higher...
Happy Birthday to the Mrs.! The Tank LC is a classic. You simply can't go wrong with one. I've had mine for over a decade and I never get tired of wearing it or looking at it!All this Cartier love is pushing me over the line of finally getting the Mrs a Tank LC. Her birthday is coming up and she just signed a new employment contract that should keep me in fine wine and douchemobiles for the foreseeable future. The Palo Alto boutique apparently has one in stock.
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Yes, I've noticed you like champagne dials. I remember the 15202 in yellow gold that you posted with a champagne dial. I tried that one on in Vegas a few years ago and it didn't do anything for me. I guess I'm just not a champagne dial guy, but that's good for you since I'm one less guy on the waiting list to buy one.I’ve never been a fan of the RG and black Cintrée. I’ve always preferred the YG champagne dial.
I like the Santos Dumont and I’m glad I can pull off the XL size. I’m not too big a fan of the RG version though. I also tried on the Tank LC and those are really nice in the classic L size. Hopefully my tendies go relatively well through the end of the year and maybe I can pick something in gold in early 2022.
I would buy a Senator or other GO, but never a Pano. The Lange is the original, the GO Pano merely plagiarized the design of the L1. They even borrowed the same style hands. Anyway, I've written plenty about these two in the past so I'll leave it at that.I actually think the GO is a better watch for the $. Moonphase, date discs that don't suck, and finishing that is "close enough" to the Lange. I wish it was a manual wind as it's a bit on the thicc side of things for a dress watch, but hey. Also GO prices used are still pretty low whereas Lange just took off. Probably deserved but it makes the GO an even better deal.
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I've behaved and limited my comments. See above.
From a perhaps, less collector oriented, more grand public POV: it's tough to say truly what is the "best" but statistically speaking, Daniels is to watches what Beethoven or Bach are to music. He did everything himself, innovated, wrote "the book" etc. but I think he also had a prodigious eye for classical design, his watches are "peak British" in their eccentric restraint, an echo of the Empire on the tail of its fall, a form of refusal to live in the present and its decadence and lack of linearity.Can anyone explain the appeal of Roger Smith’s watches to me? The finish work looks to be a solid step down from comparably priced watches like Dufour, Gauthier, etc. Nothing too interesting on the complication front either? Obviously I’m missing something though.
I really like that santos.Called Cartier yesterday to setup an appointment for this morning. Tried on several watches but only grabbed pictures of these 2. The SA said that a gold deployant normally runs $1500 with an additional $400 for a strap. The SS deployant was about $400 (I think).
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