That's a good plan! And I like the reassuring "click" that you get only with a deployant.
Mar 18, 2023,13:18 PM
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, is something I now do so rarely that I find it slightly annoying. I also never liked severely deforming a nice strap nearly 180 degrees at least twice each day to fit it into the keepers of a tang buckle while knowing that'd be totally unnecessary with a deployant, where you literally never bend a strap. That's the other advantage of deployants -- straps last longer for me and many other users.
Sometimes even new Lange deployants need a bit of adjustment, usually because they're too tight, though it sounds like yours was fine. To adjust them, I bend one of the blades a tiny bit using both hands. I can never feel the metal move while I'm exerting (considerable) pressure to bend it because the slight movement of the metal is imperceptible to me, but the results are immediately apparent when I test it by opening/closing the buckle: either the buckle has trouble closing, or it closes too easily, or it's perfect.
The other thing that comes to mind is that many people do not know how to properly and securely close a single-fold deployant like Lange uses. Many people (like me, initially) incorrectly push straight down, and too hard, on the visible ("LANGE") part of the buckle. That yields inconsistent, suboptimal results. It requires excessive pressure because the angle is off. They don't realize (until someone explains) that you should put your thumb on "LANGE" and push at an angle (from the top of the word LANGE towards the bottom of that word), not straight down, because the male and female portions of the deployant mate at an angle: One of the 4 sides of the rectangular male portion slides over one edge of the female portion. That's how the buckle closes, and that's what causes the click. It's an angled fit, not a straight fit, so pressure needs to be applied at that angle (and same in reverse to open it at an angle rather than pulling straight up).
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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 a.watch that came with one; otherwise like you said it is between 3-7k usd? Between gold and Pt? I also have a watch th...
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...
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...
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...