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Langematik on a GF style bracelet

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-07:19
To me it is a very cool Lange -  Understated and underated.  

The first automatic from this brand, it also shares some design cues with my 2 favourite ALS limited editions.  While it has the same layout, size and view from the back as the Langematik Anniversary; the front has similarities to the Emil Lange moonphase.

There is a white dial platinum version that looks like a Lange interpretation of a famous “Amagnetic” Patek.  But in my opinion, there is something special about a black dial Lange in a white metal (I half wish it was steel).  

Any other Lange’s that pair well with a jeans and T shirt?

Cheers and Thanks for looking.













On my all-time favorites list...

 
 By: mdg : September 30th, 2020-07:58
...not sure why we don't see more of them...

I couldn't agree more.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-09:01
They have just enough age now that the tritium lume has a bit of patina.

Fantastic combo 👍

 
 By: JTCL : September 30th, 2020-08:18
I thought about assembling this combo, but the thought of white gold against steel bothers me a little. Enjoy and let me know if that risk is worth taking please 😛

Well worth it - I assure you that it feels perfectly balanced. =)

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-09:06
Having a conservative case size (and not being thick at all), means that it won't be top heavy.
The watch disappears on the wrist in a way that would not be possible on a WG bracelet.

Superb to hear

 
 By: JTCL : October 2nd, 2020-11:13
Can you Pm me where you got your bracelet please?

Happy to share

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : October 2nd, 2020-11:48
Bulang and Sons - and specifically for the 19mm lug to lug width.

A Lange and Sohne on a Bulang and Son (s)

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : October 2nd, 2020-18:58
It almost rhymes!

Brilliant 🤣

 
 By: JTCL : October 3rd, 2020-10:07
Cheers! Hope to try it out soon

cool look

 
 By: VinnieD : September 30th, 2020-09:15
These are rare references, no wonder we do not see them more

Not often seen, but well worth some attention.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-09:34
Thanks for the comment.

My favourite

 
 By: VinnieD : September 30th, 2020-09:37
is the big date, manual wound, one of the first models released
With a blue dial and the split ALS logo
sorry about the weird photo angle - I experience some issues on the uploading front


A lot of charm packed into 34mm.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-09:49
The big date is emblematic of the brand. Blue will always be classic. Hard to find a better brand for a manual wind watch.
Lange’s tend to be signed either straight, curved and less often split. This design has a nice symmetry.
I have a fondness for the curved signature. Your thoughts?

A curved signature is nice, Vacheron does it nicely too

 
 By: VinnieD : September 30th, 2020-09:57
But a split signature is really unique AFAIK

Agreed [nt]

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-10:52
No message body

It looks awesome and vintage stylish

 
 By: renerod : September 30th, 2020-10:09
It reminds me of the glorious Patek 3417.

Which version of the bracelet did you get? Polished, Satin or Semi?

Wear it in good health.

René

Yes, the white dial / platinum version even more so; But upsized a bit to 37mm while adding a beautiful 3/4 rotor.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-10:34
The Patek 3417 prices are a bit prohibitive at this point. Well deserving, as it is an icon to many collectors.

I chose the polished bracelet to match the polished case. The dial is conservative...so the bracelet can really stand out.

Thanks a lot for the info

 
 By: renerod : September 30th, 2020-11:24
Enjoy your beautiful watch and stay safe.

Best regards.

René

To you as well [nt]

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-11:28
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love that watch as well - here is mine

 
 By: penfriend : September 30th, 2020-10:26




Classic combo with a croc strap.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-10:49
Is the small seconds hand blued?

yes it is blued

 
 By: penfriend : September 30th, 2020-11:29
I purchased it new in 1998 after meeting Mr. Lange and Mr. Bluemlein smile

It’s all about the details.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-12:12
The blued seconds hand gives visual interest to the subdial.

Lovely!

 
 By: CR : September 30th, 2020-10:58
I am very glad you posted your beautiful watch and bracelet! I have a 19mm WG Lange bracelet but haven't attached it to a watch. I took this pic over a year ago but never decided which watch to use with the bracelet (the one on the left is a blue-dial sibling to yours):




Here is that same blue-dial watch in two different lighting conditions:







And to answer your question, I think all Langes look good with jeans and a t-shirt, since that's mostly what I wear. smile This one looks particularly casual/informal on either a bracelet or a strap:





Thank you again for posting those great pics!


I didn't know that there was a WG/blue dial variant. I'm glad you shared those pictures!

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-11:21
That WG Factory Lange bracelet definitely deserves to be worn.
You certainly have a great set of ALS. That Lumen - bracelet combo does make it look more casual. The mesh bracelet is aftermarket?

Yes, aftermarket steel bracelet on the Lumen, $60 USD...

 
 By: CR : September 30th, 2020-11:51
You're right about the Langematik. Lange didn't make an "official" blue-dial variant. My watch was born as a black-dial 301.027. Then, in the late 1990s, the original purchaser (who was well known to pre-Richemont Lange at the time) learned that a blue prototype dial existed, and Lange agreed to put that dial on his watch. I was fortunate to find this! The original purchaser actually wanted to auction it, but he said the auction houses he contacted were taking too long to authenticate it (because of the blue dial they had never seen before), so he went ahead and sold it (to me) on his own. It came with nice provenance -- some letters/notes between him and the Lange factory from the late 1990s.

Thanks for sharing the backstory.

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-12:09
Very unique indeed.

Sure. I keep looking at those pics you posted. You really did make a great choice!! [nt]

 
 By: CR : September 30th, 2020-15:24
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;) [nt]

 
 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 30th, 2020-15:55
Your Lumen matches well with jeans

Love it... so PUT THAT WG BRACELET TO GO WITH THE BLUE DIAL ALREADY!

 
 By: chap : September 30th, 2020-13:51
!
And post pics... good stuff
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