Hello! Wanted to throw a question out here and get your feedback. I’ve posted in the past that I was ready to buy my grail watch, an ALS Lange 1. Funny thing is I sold my GMT Pepsi and a couple of other watches, was ready to buy it, and then decided to do some more research. This is of course a good thing given the size of the purchase, but a couple of sleeper candidates have now come into the fold…And now I’m undecided. I’ll end up buying what I love the most, but was curious to hear the thoughts from those with experiences with the three candidate watches. A little background:
I am a moderate-level watch collector, owning an Omega Speedmaster, another Rolex GMT, IWC Pilot and a few other timepieces within that range (mostly sport). In June I am planning on making my next purchase, a much bigger one than I’ve ever made, for a dress watch that isn’t “simple”, has horological significance and history and I find really interesting and pleasing to the eye. I am specifically looking at the Breguet La Tradition, Vacheron American 1921, and of course the Lange 1 (all very cool watches which I love, at least seeing them online).
I’ve noticed on this blog and elsewhere the ALS seems to get more love than the Vacheron, and the Vacheron seemingly
more so than the Breguet, at least in general observation. Not sure why that is.
For those with experiences with any of these three, how have they treated you? Are they durable and hold up over time? I’m not a believer in having a “safe Queen” and plan to wear mine regularly. Have you ever decided to go for the “grail” only to think about other options before doing it? Any thoughts or opinions please I welcome as it’ll help me though my decision making process. You all are the best!