200x Magnification...

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Re: 200x Magnification...

Post by biglove » Fri May 07, 2021 1:24 pm

Buster wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:38 am
That Lange is exquisite!
Yeah, it really is an amazing work of art and engineering. If only I had the $$$
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Re: 200x Magnification...

Post by temerityb » Fri May 07, 2021 4:38 pm

biglove wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 1:24 pm
Buster wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:38 am
That Lange is exquisite!
Yeah, it really is an amazing work of art and engineering. If only I had the $$$
Wish, save, work it, man. You deserve it.
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Re: 200x Magnification...

Post by Buster » Fri May 07, 2021 6:43 pm

but surely, there are watchmakers out there that get close, there must be something or someone out there that hits something worth spending time looking at without it being the price of a kidney. Especially through a microscope of admiration rather than criticism
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Re: 200x Magnification...

Post by biglove » Sat May 08, 2021 6:41 am

Buster wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:43 pm
but surely, there are watchmakers out there that get close, there must be something or someone out there that hits something worth spending time looking at without it being the price of a kidney. Especially through a microscope of admiration rather than criticism
These guys, I thought, were vocal in their admiration of the watches, for example the paint on the Rolex GMT hand was machine done and the paint edge error was 30 microns, invisible to the naked eye at at 10-20x.

The Lange is a perfect example that although machines can do incredibly precise work now, they still cannot equal a highly trained human artisan. At least not in the theatre of watchmaking.

The GS and Citizen Chronomaster lines are going to be the least expensive you can come to haute horology at a reasonable price.
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Re: 200x Magnification...

Post by Hater » Sun May 09, 2021 9:23 am

Not even close by comparison. One a base on balls, one an inside park single and the third is a Grand Slam. The comparison is "stupid" as my five Y.O. neighbor girl would say.
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Re: 200x Magnification...

Post by biglove » Sun May 09, 2021 11:57 am

Hater wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 9:23 am
The comparison is "stupid" as my five Y.O. neighbor girl would say.
I don't think it is. They give kudos where they are due and let those watching draw their own conclusions.

The GS is far less expensive than the Rolex GMT but has superior finishing. With the GS and the Lange, you see what kind of differences can be had with hand finishing and metal decoration. Of course the Lange is 20x the price of the GS and they show what that kind of money gets you.
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