Went to the London boutique yesterday....

Jun 20, 2020,04:08 AM

After months of waiting finally managed to see an Odyssey. The watch looks much better in the metal.

Unfortunately the arduous but necessary precautions they take made it impossible to try it on my wrist. You see they offer one use rubber gloves which are tiny, I barely managed to put it on with lots of excess hanging through the fingertips ..

The sales chap said so long as the watch doesn’t touch my skin I can try it but it was impossible as the miniature rubber gloves don’t stretch that far 🤣🤣

Also I wonder what would happen if you are allergic to rubber ... at least Patek gives you the microfibre ones which are less tactile but comfy..

I took a photo of it as a memory as unless you are a Lange client you are not eligible to purchase one

I must admit I really like this timepiece

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I am no fan

 By: Weems@8 : June 20th, 2020-06:40
No love or hate. The GP Laureato that posted today, is another story. Maybe not high finished like ALS, but in your words, it sing to me.

Moi non plus [nt]

 By: dhendolan : June 20th, 2020-07:21

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 20th, 2020-07:48

Frustrating indeed! The decision is actually made above the boutique level...

 By: CR : June 20th, 2020-07:45
It's a calculated, higher-level marketing decision. This is Lange's first regular-production steel watch. Lange knows that steel watches made by other high-end brands command a premium, and so Lange is just trying to capitalize on that current phenomenon ... 

vote with your wallet :) [nt]

 By: christianch : June 20th, 2020-15:28

If it's not 'limited' then this is a stupid (yes, I said it) decision...

 By: mdg : June 20th, 2020-09:57
...watch collectors have to start on a brand at some point. Why not let this be the entry point?

My sentiments exactly! [nt]

 By: centurionone : June 20th, 2020-12:55

Strange they say that

 By: Maltie : June 20th, 2020-04:31
My friend will get one in January and it will be his first Lange. But then again, the Lange by Wempe in London do say many strange things. The last time I was there I wanted to buy a watch for my wife but they told me she had to pay for it as the buyer pa... 

Weird policy vs whisky breakfast 😎

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : June 20th, 2020-04:45
No matter the explanation, but they clearly didn't need to sell 😔

That's interesting! I wonder if your friend...

 By: CR : June 20th, 2020-07:51
... was previously known to Wempe in London -- if he had bought other things from Wempe in London, or if they knew he was your friend -- or if he was able to order an Odysseus as a stranger to Wempe who just walked in off the street.

Ah, I see, thanks. I'd have the same question...

 By: CR : June 20th, 2020-08:52
Is your friend already known to the German dealer who is selling it to him (for example, as a previous customer or as a referral from a big customer)? Or was your friend a stranger to the dealer before he bought the Odysseus? I ask because I'm curious if ... 

Hahaha! They lost they’re mind...

 By: ZSHSZ : June 20th, 2020-06:16
Whoever wants one can have mine, I disagree with this policy, and I don’t like the watch either ))

I thought the same but hey... may be they don’t want new clientele 🤣

 By: centurionone : June 20th, 2020-06:37
Would you mind sharing why you don’t like it anymore? Thanks

Well, I like the watch, even the bracelet but I'm not a fan of the attachment between the bracelet and the watch.

 By: ZSHSZ : June 20th, 2020-07:07
How can I explain this? I don’t like the way the lugs blend together with the bracelet. If I would own this piece first thing I’ll do is to replace the bracelet with a strap. Most likely it’s comfortable to wear, but if I need to modify the watch to like ... 

I think the upcoming WG version will have a rubber strap option

 By: centurionone : June 20th, 2020-11:50
It will be interesting to see , especially the fumé dial

Those brands create beautiful watches in a lower price range thanthey used and they make everything they can to refuse clients.

 By: Tyo : June 20th, 2020-07:01
Patek Philippe AP Lange Well done guys, it’s a good strategy to seduce new consumers less wealthy

Not my cup of tea

 By: watch-er : June 20th, 2020-07:05
with the subsidiary seconds hand and day function. Not a sport configuration to me my liking. Good thing as I could not get one anyway as supply is so limited. I do believe the Lange build quality makes this a special watch to those who like the dial setu... 

Hallelujah to that! [nt]

 By: redcorals : June 20th, 2020-09:19

Exactly ! Considering the watch bracelet was already covered in plastic ..

 By: centurionone : June 20th, 2020-11:52
I don’t know why they are not a bit more lenient .. they could start by changing those horrid rubber gloves that don’t fit ... I must add my hands aren’t particularly huge

I have seen and tried it on. I think it is a great idea for Lange to cater to their cloak clients who have been asking for a SS sports watch for everyday wear...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 20th, 2020-11:43
unfortunately it just did not wow me when I had it on my wrist. It still is a great looking watch which is undeniable but just did not give me the warm and fuzzies 🤷‍♂️

Very right you are sir 😉 [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 20th, 2020-11:48

as a lange client...

 By: christianch : June 20th, 2020-15:27
I have to say that all this is going to far (from all top brands). If you are a client you can't have this..you can't have that unless you are approved by X and Y. Is not even fun anymore! Luckily I bought a many watches before all this dramatic approach.... 

I am with you on this ..

 By: centurionone : June 20th, 2020-23:51
It is the watch retailers version of the « casting couch » 🤣🤣

if the experience is not right pass...more opportunities will come around

 By: christianch : June 21st, 2020-02:27
also I noticed that for some brands is easier to get pieces (and better service) from AD than from a boutique

Hope you get it soon 🙏 [nt]

 By: centurionone : June 21st, 2020-13:09

This watch has been on and off my list

 By: GreggyG : June 28th, 2020-23:27
I fell in love with the new release in WG and instantly added it to my bucket list. The other watch in consideration is an ivory dial WG or PT Rolex Day Date 41 which can be priced lower or the same when buying in the grey market. Both have the same compl...