Deployment Clasp

Mar 19, 2023,16:37 PM

Very helpful, thanks!

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Deployment Clasp for A. Lange & Söhne?

 By: Lunar fan : March 17th, 2023-14:48
Curious if anyone has any experience adding a deployment buckle to any Lange that came stock with a pin buckle. My watches with a deployment buckle feel far more secure on the wrist than any with the pin. It's easier on and off, and less of a stress on th...  

A couple folks have some real mileage with

 By: darrony : March 17th, 2023-15:10
Lange deployant buckles; there is a single fold and a butterfly double fold. I believe there are 16&18 mm sizes. I was fortunate to buy that came with one; otherwise like you said it is between 3-7k usd? Between gold and Pt? I also have a watch th... 

Deployment Clasp

 By: Lunar fan : March 19th, 2023-16:37
Very helpful, thanks!

I added a deployant to my Zeitwerk

 By: toddg : March 17th, 2023-15:31
I like having it on there. It does help balance the watch as it is quite heavy. The craftsmanship is commensurate with Lange. Hope that helps.

My AD in Europe...

 By: Mike Stone : March 17th, 2023-16:44
has deployment clasps on stock and change it, if desired. He also send the unused pin buckles back to Lange and so you only have to pay the price difference. The only is that Lange does not have modified leather straps for deployment clasps (shorter lengt... 

I would get it.

 By: walidk : March 17th, 2023-18:07
They are certainly steep in price and unlike other brands like VC where you can just go for a steel version instead of precious metal (at a 1/5 of the price), Lange does not have that option. I agree with your point re it being safer, especially since the... 

I’m going the other way on this

 By: Aquaracer1 : March 17th, 2023-21:21
Tang buckles have always been more comfortable than deployants for me

A deployment of deployants

 By: CR : March 18th, 2023-00:02
I think you should get it. I do not like tang (pin) buckles at all. I always prefer deployant buckles. But deployants (including Lange's single-fold deployant, above) are uncomfortable if the curve of the buckle is not centered on the underside of your wr...  

Single clasp?

 By: Lunar fan : March 19th, 2023-16:43
Thanks for all the pix, super helpful! I like the idea of the single clasp with a leather strap (Like a Tag Monaco) i find it quite comfortable. On a mesh bracelet (like a Certina diver) the double works great I appreciate your insights

I added a new Lange single fold deployant to my Lange 1 in WG.

 By: Steve E : March 18th, 2023-02:49
The weight adds some balance, and it seems more secure when putting on / taking off, and certainly it's less common to see the deployant. One day, getting out of the car, I felt the watch loose on my wrist under my jacket. Lucky it did not fall off and hi... 

That's unsettling! Do you know if the 2 blades mate securely when closed?

 By: CR : March 18th, 2023-05:12
Sometimes you need to bend 1 of the 2 flanges a bit, to ensure a good fit that's neither too hard or too easy to close. The deployants can be very hard to close (which means sometimes they don't close at all) or too easy to close (which means they can spo... 

The clasp came direct from Lange, and I used it for some time prior to the day it opened.

 By: Steve E : March 18th, 2023-06:29
It probably snagged on something, so taking it off the watch may have been an overreaction. I'm now motivated to retrieve that clasp from the safe deposit box, where it has beeen sitting over 5 years, and give it another try. I'm accustomed to the aubible... 

That's a good plan! And I like the reassuring "click" that you get only with a deployant.

 By: CR : March 18th, 2023-13:18
I am habituated to grabbing a watch off a table and often putting in on or taking it off while walking around. Having to stand still and think about holding a watch securely just to put it on or take it off, while fiddling with a tang buckle and sizing, i...