Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
What do people think of the Lange 1815 up and down watch?
I think I would like one very much.
Nice to see another WUS wrist in these parts!
Without further ado, some pictures. The case is gorgeous, and is really not very appreciated in pictures.
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thats is superb. thanks for sharing the pics.
And, for the crowd, the "Frills Shot:"
which lange watches have the double escapement feature?
Fantastic choice with the Lange 1 Timezone. White by a mile for me, although both are superb.
Hahaha congratulations and thanks for the footnote! Much joy to you and the new piece and wear it in good health!!!
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.
You may call it whatever you wish, but you don't speak for me.
^ 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.
Latest acquisition: Vintage 1967 Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Original hands and dial with soft patina.
^ Very nice Rolex. Enjoy it
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