The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,996
    Likes Received:
    570
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    What do people think of the Lange 1815 up and down watch?
     
  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,996
    Likes Received:
    570
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    wow. PM'ed.
     
  3. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

    Messages:
    7,388
    Likes Received:
    4,742
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    I think I would like one very much.
     
  4. MZhammer

    MZhammer Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    798
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
    Nice to see another WUS wrist in these parts!
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  5. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    4,428
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    

    Outed!

    Without further ado, some pictures. The case is gorgeous, and is really not very appreciated in pictures.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Likes Received:
    31,016
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    :drool: thats is superb. thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  7. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    4,428
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,996
    Likes Received:
    570
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    which lange watches have the double escapement feature?
     
  9. MRMan

    MRMan Senior member

    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Fantastic choice with the Lange 1 Timezone. White by a mile for me, although both are superb.
     
  10. no frills

    no frills Senior member

    Messages:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    2,040
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Location:
    NYC
    

    Hahaha congratulations and thanks for the footnote! Much joy to you and the new piece and wear it in good health!!!
     
  11. apropos

    apropos Senior member

    Messages:
    4,456
    Likes Received:
    294
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    

    The MkII Kingston? Please. It's a Rolex Submariner no crown guard ripoff, like the one Sean Connery wore as Bond.

    And the other LE from MkII - the 300? Oh wait - a Seamaster 300 ripoff. So much for "community driven" LE projects, huh?

    Let's just call a spade a spade, companies like MkII make a mint packaging cheap ETA ebauches into cheap Chinese steel cases which are ripoffs of other iconic designs. You get charged $500 and up for the privilege of wearing a ripoff.

    But what about those people of more humble means who can't afford the "real thing"? Aren't they entitled to be able to purchase something nice as well?

    Well, no, they aren't - you've answered your question already, no one is entitled to purchase anything. There will always be things out of our reach - always has been, always will be. We aren't talking about food, air, water, we're talking giving people the impression you're buying a luxury watch. Just learn to make do without, like the rest of us.

    Just because I can't afford a Ferrari doesn't make it right for me to purchase a Lada, and slap the chassis together with some bodykit and call it a Ferrari homage. If all I want is a Ferrari, but all I can afford is a Lada, well, some self-examination is in order - so that maybe someday I can afford the Ferrari.

    I don't - and you shouldn't - take the instant gratification route and then try to make yourself feel better by saying "it's a homage". It's not. It's something you bought because you couldn't be arsed to do the necessary so that someday you can afford the real thing.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  12. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

    Messages:
    8,338
    Likes Received:
    5,718
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    You may call it whatever you wish, but you don't speak for me.
     
  13. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

    Messages:
    4,885
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    ^ Nor me.

    apropos' post only works if you're trying to pass off a replica as an original, which I'm certainly not in favour of, and I doubt many/any in this thread would be either. While some people don't like homage watches, and that's their right, others may have differing opinions, and there's nothing wrong with that or with owning/wearing them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  14. Allez Allez

    Allez Allez Senior member

    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Latest acquisition: Vintage 1967 Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Original hands and dial with soft patina.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

    Messages:
    4,885
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    ^ Very nice Rolex. Enjoy it :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by