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Old 25 January 2023, 12:39 PM   #31
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To each their own. In your shoes this makes sense. I have never found the appeal of ALS. Went to a boutique once and was super impressed with the folks there and setup. I handled about 4 watches and nothing did it for me.
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Old 25 January 2023, 12:40 PM   #32
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Sheep.

Wow they let you trade sheep for a Lange?! Nice. Maybe Iíll take my alpacas into the store on Madison Ave and see if theyíre ready to make a deal.
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Old 25 January 2023, 01:28 PM   #33
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Yes, trade and get a Lange. I think the Lange 1 is more versatile for dressy/casual compared to 1815 line.
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Old 25 January 2023, 01:36 PM   #34
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That is very beautiful watch, I say you go for it.
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Old 25 January 2023, 02:02 PM   #35
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Would you consider the 1815 chrono? It's beautifully balanced, slim and has a gorgeous movement compared to L1 and Saxonia big date.

I would argue in exchange for the killer movement one must accept an unbalanced dial side that was designed to provide balance to the datographs grand date.

With the L1 I agree the movement is nothing to jump for joy about but that dial is balanced in such a unique fashion with the golden ratio in mind. I just love that aspect.

I generally prefer chronographs but here I just canít.
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Old 25 January 2023, 02:05 PM   #36
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Old 25 January 2023, 02:23 PM   #37
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I love mine. I bought my second about a week after. Only have the 1 now. I gave up a Rolex that I wore a lot to help justify it. The thing is I never wear the Lange. Donít regret the purchase by any means but it just sits there.

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Wow, they are beautiful. Why does it just sit there, what stops you wearing it?

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I did it myself.

Few things to consider:

1. A WG Lange can replace many of the Rolex in your collection. And, a bit of your collection overlaps. Are there less worn ones you could offload?

2. Take a look at the YG and RG options - theyíre stunning as well.

3. At 38mm your wife can wear it too - a blessing and curse in my case.
Yep, there are a few I don't wear often to be honest. But some I can't move due to the attachment to special occasions etc.
Thankfully 38mm would be too big for my wife- a 36mm OP is a stretch for her. Which is good as I wouldn't want to share the ALS!

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At 38mm I'd go for the Lange 1 moon phase since it has the day / night disk that the 41 doesn't.
Yep I think I'm settled on the 37mm-38.5mm mark

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I vote yes and completely understand and relate to your desire to have fine watches that average Joe cannot identify. Youíll get that in spades with ALS. Go for the L1. Are you aware of the thought process behind the design?
Definitely, I think the hobby has changed a lot over the years with the average public much more aware of wristwatches and their value. Even one of my friend's (who isn't at all into watches) 9 year old son asked me if my Explorer 1 was a Rolex. And when I said yes went 'woooooow'. Just goes to show that from a young age it's becoming more talked about.

RE: design process- It's based on the golden ratio isn't it? With the date window from the Opera house in Dresden? Would love for you to tell me more about it!

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Would you consider the 1815 chrono? It's beautifully balanced, slim and has a gorgeous movement compared to L1 and Saxonia big date.
Yeah I do love the 1815 Chronograph, looks lovely. However I think the Lange 1 just blew my mind!
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Old 25 January 2023, 04:14 PM   #38
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I do wonder whether itís make a good daily? Anyone wear an ALS as a daily? Seems like you could definitely dress it up or down. Perhaps the 1815 line is even more suited to that.
Been wearing Langes regularly, often daily, for over 20 years. Always with casual clothes (jeans etc.). Below was today (yesterday at this point), though leap year indicator isn't set properly (it's 1 year too far). They're well built and nobody comments on them (Lange 1, 1815, etc.) except for the Zeitwerk.

I'd suggest you look at preowned Langes if you want to save some money. For standard-production models, I always suggest buying a preowned one for a fair price from a reputable seller (unless you want to establish a relationship with a boutique to get more limited pieces later).

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Old 25 January 2023, 05:57 PM   #39
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Been wearing Langes regularly, often daily, for over 20 years. Always with casual clothes (jeans etc.). Below was today (yesterday at this point), though leap year indicator isn't set properly (it's 1 year too far). They're well built and nobody comments on them (Lange 1, 1815, etc.) except for the Zeitwerk.

I'd suggest you look at preowned Langes if you want to save some money. For standard-production models, I always suggest buying a preowned one for a fair price from a reputable seller (unless you want to establish a relationship with a boutique to get more limited pieces later).

Good luck!
Wow, that is stunning.
Yep I think Iíll go the pre-owned route. The price difference is just too high- and I donít think Iíll be in the position to be able to have multiple hard to get ones from boutique. However, the boutique experience when I was there was amazing.
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Old 25 January 2023, 10:21 PM   #40
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Wow, massive move. Glad you haven't regretted it! Post a photo of your Lange 1!
Again, no regrets; this watch is in a league of its own.
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Old 26 January 2023, 12:42 AM   #41
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All ALS timepieces are gorgeous. I love my Lange 1 Time Zone but in general I preferred bracelet to leather strap, so still love all my Rolexes and AP very much.
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Old 26 January 2023, 12:47 AM   #42
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This guy explains it well. Skip ahead to 4 mins in if you wish.


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Old 26 January 2023, 01:13 AM   #43
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Lange in general is an upgrade to Rolex, but not all model speaks to me.

That being said, I picked up my first Lange just a few days ago which I chased for some time and it is gorgeous. Whenever I look at the watch I literally forget to read time.
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Old 26 January 2023, 01:30 AM   #44
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Awesome video, thanks.
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Old 26 January 2023, 01:31 AM   #45
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All ALS timepieces are gorgeous. I love my Lange 1 Time Zone but in general I preferred bracelet to leather strap, so still love all my Rolexes and AP very much.
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That being said, I picked up my first Lange just a few days ago which I chased for some time and it is gorgeous. Whenever I look at the watch I literally forgot to read time.
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Again, no regrets; this watch is in a league of its own.
All such lovely watches!!
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Old 26 January 2023, 03:17 AM   #46
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Thanks all, yep completely agree- such an amazing watch.

I do wonder whether it’s make a good daily? Anyone wear an ALS as a daily? Seems like you could definitely dress it up or down. Perhaps the 1815 line is even more suited to that.
I had worn my Sax-o-Mat, as a daily for over thirty three years. Love it, great watch. In all that time only two people ever noticed what it was and commented on it.

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Old 26 January 2023, 05:52 AM   #47
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Not that I don't think ALS makes high quality watches, but I don't get too lathered up about them. My only conclusion is that I haven't evolved, horologically, enough to truly appreciate them.
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Old 26 January 2023, 06:16 AM   #48
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Old Saxonia Big Date from the early years

Can't recommend Lange enough. Absolute perfection. It's a step up for sure.
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Old 26 January 2023, 06:46 AM   #49
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I didn't have to sell any of my Rolex to buy one, I just gifted myself this Lange Up/Down for my 50th birthday. I've had it for over two years and it still amazes me. Completely different level of finish/workmanship from the Rolex, but I have given it a different purpose in my collection - it represents me on the occasion of the most important meetings and family events.
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Old 26 January 2023, 06:55 AM   #50
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I didn't have to sell any of my Rolex to buy one, I just gifted myself this Lange Up/Down for my 50th birthday. I've had it for over two years and it still amazes me. Completely different level of finish/workmanship from the Rolex, but I have given it a different purpose in my collection - it represents me on the occasion of the most important meetings and family events.

Always enjoy your pics of this beauty. Looks like 3D on my phone.
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Old 26 January 2023, 06:59 AM   #51
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Always enjoy your pics of this beauty. Looks like 3D on my phone.
Honestly? This photo comes out to me once in 1000 photos or even less. The previous equally successful one I made with a phone about two years ago.
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Old 26 January 2023, 07:04 AM   #52
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Honestly? This photo comes out to me once in 1000 photos or even less. The previous equally successful one I made with a phone about two years ago.

Yeah. That's a great pic too. Looks like cover art.
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Old 27 January 2023, 04:18 AM   #53
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I am in the camp that you will not ever regret getting a Lange.

The only regret will be not being able to afford more.
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Old 27 January 2023, 04:29 PM   #54
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Lange in general is an upgrade to Rolex, but not all model speaks to me.

That being said, I picked up my first Lange just a few days ago which I chased for some time and it is gorgeous. Whenever I look at the watch I literally forget to read time.
You have excellent taste!

Next time you send that watch to Lange for servicing, you might consider having Lange swap your crystals (or at least the front crystal) for one with antireflective coating. Lange typically didn't use AR-coated crystals on their MOP (and other guilloche) dials, which is a real shame. Bad decision, in my opinion. Those MOP guilloche dials look far better through AR-coated crystals, with very little glare.

Here are some relevant pics. Bottom pic shows gold guilloche dials, not MOP, but you can see how the reflection of a compact fluorescent bulb looks in an AR vs. non-AR Lange crystal.
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Old 27 January 2023, 08:00 PM   #55
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yes sore sure- you have other steel rolex and Lange is special

good to have variety.

personally im not a fan of the yaughtmaster so id let that go
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Old 27 January 2023, 08:05 PM   #56
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Trade all the mass produced Rolex for hand finished high horology, once youíve stepped up itís impossible to look at any Rolex in the same way ever again!
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Old 27 January 2023, 08:19 PM   #57
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You have excellent taste!

Next time you send that watch to Lange for servicing, you might consider having Lange swap your crystals (or at least the front crystal) for one with antireflective coating. Lange typically didn't use AR-coated crystals on their MOP (and other guilloche) dials, which is a real shame. Bad decision, in my opinion. Those MOP guilloche dials look far better through AR-coated crystals, with very little glare.

Here are some relevant pics. Bottom pic shows gold guilloche dials, not MOP, but you can see how the reflection of a compact fluorescent bulb looks in an AR vs. non-AR Lange crystal.
Thanks for the advice. The MOP dial is hard to capture indeed.
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Old 27 January 2023, 08:35 PM   #58
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I would sooner trade an ExplorerI than Ii, but I endorse the Lange 1. I wanted one since they cost $14K ( about 20 years ).one day.
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Old 31 January 2023, 03:17 PM   #59
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It's a no brainer in my opinion, I would jump at that opportunity!
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Old 31 January 2023, 04:59 PM   #60
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You have excellent taste!

Next time you send that watch to Lange for servicing, you might consider having Lange swap your crystals (or at least the front crystal) for one with antireflective coating. Lange typically didn't use AR-coated crystals on their MOP (and other guilloche) dials, which is a real shame. Bad decision, in my opinion. Those MOP guilloche dials look far better through AR-coated crystals, with very little glare.

Here are some relevant pics. Bottom pic shows gold guilloche dials, not MOP, but you can see how the reflection of a compact fluorescent bulb looks in an AR vs. non-AR Lange crystal.
Very interesting. I have the saxonia copper blue and the crystal always has smudges which Iíve never experienced with my other watches. Is this due to no AR?
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