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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.

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  1. Novelty77

    Novelty77 Well-Known Member

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    Guys, how do u feel about the 36mm A.Lange 1? One just came out at the pre-own market. Super sexy but this miniature 36mm version any pros or cons? I know its still the same movement. Its in platinum btw..
     
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  2. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    Is your only concern the size?

    I realise that it's subjective and that watches larger (sometimes considerably larger) than 40mm are very popular right now, but I think that 36mm is a great size for a wristwatch unless you've got large wrists. I wear a 36mm Omega every day and it looks fine, in my opinion.
     
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    If it looks right on your wrist then do it. I have 7.25" wrist and wear 35mm to 42mm and up quite happily, it's all about how the case, strap and style work for you.

    I like the Lange 1 at 38.5mm I think.
     
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  4. Novelty77

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    My concern is not abt the size per say but the lange 1 itself. Would it be "trying too hard to own a lange 1" at 36mm? Is the 36mm made specifically for the ladies? what would your first impression be if u saw a guy wearing a 36mm lange 1 rather than the org 38mm? Having said so, I've yet to head down and try it on. Will get pictures and then seek ur opinions. It's aka the mini darth lange 1.
     
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  5. ShawnBC

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    I don't have an answer to your question as I don't have experience with said watch, but might I add that the rate at which you acquire new (I include used in there, as well) timepieces is impressive! I am a little bit envious, I'm afraid!

    For what it's worth, a lot of watches of 36-38mm range fits well on most guys, except the occasional 7¾"+ wrist freak. I'm not afraid someone would give a second thought about you wearing a 36mm watch.
     
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    36mm isnt a bad size at all for a dress watch. If you prefer the 38mm, and are just looking at the mini because its available or the price is lower...pass.
     
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    Quote:I think 36 to 38mm is the absolute sweet spot for dimensions for a dress watch. I go as low as 34-35mm for a vintage piece.
     
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    I can easily wear a watch that is 35 or 36mm. My ref 17000 Oysterquartz is 36mm and it fits just fine, and my 36mm Explorer 1 was a great watch. That being said, the 36mm Lange 1 would be a no go for me. While the size of the smallest L1 might be wearable, I believe you are essentially buying the ladies version of the Lange 1. I don't say this to be funny, but I believe that is how it was marketed. I think if someone has a very small wrist it would be a fine choice. However, you have already demonstrated with your ownership of several 40+mm watches that you don't have an unusually small wrist that requires going with the 36.

    Considering you own other watches that are over 40mm, what is your motivation for going with the 36 vs the standard sized Lange 1 which is 38.5? Its it merely its price and availability at the moment? If you are spending enough to buy a platinum Lange 1, wait and get the one you really want. Taking into account the watch and your wrist, you run the risk of looking down at your wrist and frequently wondering if you should have gotten the 38.5. If this is not a "Keeper" I think you will also find the 36mm a tough size to resell or trade if the time comes for that.

    My father has a platinum Lange 1 and the 38.5 is really a wonderful size for a L1. Its modern without being ridiculously over sized, the ratio of the case diameter to its height is simply ideal, and it has a nice weight to it. I think if you go to try on the 36mm, you owe it to yourself to try on a 38.5 on the same day to have a real idea of how you feel about each size.

    Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.
     
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    As if we haven't had a bad enough start to the season already ...

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    * cries into his beer *
     
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    Perhaps, if you are questioning if its trying to hard to own a Lange 1, ...then maybe you have answered that question for yourself.

    Also, perhaps the question should not be what would our impression be if we saw a guy wearing a 36mm Lange 1, as it doesn't really affect us as we are not the one wearing or owning it. Perhaps the question should be, "How would you feel if you were wearing a 36 mm L1, and you were in a room and you saw someone about your size wearing a 38.5mm L1? Would you feel good about your watch, or would you feel you only got it because "You were getting a deal" and deep down be wishing you had the 38.5? That is a question only you can answer.
     
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    agreed. I wouldnt turn down a thin 40mm, but a 36-38 fits perfectly under the cuff and is elegangt as can be.
     
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    This over-sized watch trend is getting ridiculous.
     
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    Agreed. Or the "every watch must look like a G-Shock and be able to withstand the wrath of the underworld" trend. That too.
     
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    You know he was making a joke on the size of the giant clocks in the picture, right?
     
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    And this from a man with eleven Panerais. Word.
     
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    exactly. Lange or not, you'll regret it. In fact if you have to ask..

     
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    I think if you try both on, it will be fairly obvious to you personally which is the best choice.

    Sometimes that's the trick of course... finding the two sizes at the same place and time, in order to make the comparison.
     
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    Wearing this today while reading at my club (apologies for the crappy cell phone photo):

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    Wearing your pyjama in the club?
     
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    Not a bad looking RW @thewraith
     
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