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Thread: Rolex, GS and Lange under a poweful microscope

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    Rolex, GS and Lange under a poweful microscope

    This popped up in my feed and it was entertaining and an eye opener but to be fair, 200x magnified is a little unfair perhaps.

    ē https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKrJOMaFuyA

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    Quite an interesting video

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    Not fair at all! That's 10x a standard loupe - thanks for sharing!

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    That Lange is beautiful - a nice price as well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    That Lange is beautiful - a nice price as well!!
    He describes it well - like looking into a small city. Honestly could watch that forever. Beautiful craftsmanship.

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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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    Very interesting - thanks for sharing.

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    Enjoyed that, thanks!


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    That Lange!

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    Wow thanks for sharing!

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    Just as well he avoided Patek ("my eyes!"). I look forward to watching that later, thanks.

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    They look like they enjoy their work.

    It's nuts seeing the tiny marks on the Rolex looking like they've been gouged with a chisel, but the quality on the GS is phenomenal.

    And the Lange movement Ö holy ****
    Last edited by Onelasttime; 6th May 2021 at 13:48.

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    Good one! Thanks.

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    Enjoyed that - thanks for posting.

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    A good watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3T3R View Post
    A good watch.
    Which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
    Which one?
    Presumably the video...!

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    Loved that, thanks for sharing. Like many though I'm sure, what I really want now is one of those microscopes!

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    Thoroughly enjoyed that, thanks for sharing.

    That Lange really is a work of art.

    Chris

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    Very interesting.

    Surprisingly smooth surfaces - at that scale I thought they'd be far worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    Loved that, thanks for sharing. Like many though I'm sure, what I really want now is one of those microscopes!
    Loved that, thanks for sharing. Like many though I am sure, what I really want now is one of those A.Lange & Sohn watches

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    Very interesting, Iím somewhat surprised that the GS is so much better finished than the Rolex. I wonder if the Rolex is considered as good enough in manufacture, especially as it will probably never be seen like that by customers, but it certainly shows what can be done, by hand no less, by GS, also when nobody will probably ever see. The Lange is gorgeous though.

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    Magnification like that is dangerous - I canít unsee what it throws up, even though what Iím seeing doesnít even exist in any sensible, perceptible sense.... 🤯

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    I have the GS Skyflake and it's beautiful but that Lange is to die for


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    Very interesting, cheers!

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    Fascinating, thank you for sharing.

    I know it might be heresy to say this in a watch forum but I think I'd rather have the microscope rather than the watches. I could have a lot of fun with that. I expect the cost wouldn't be too different from the GS.

    The Lange looks great under the microscope, I hate to think what any of my collection would like under the same magnifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    I know it might be heresy to say this in a watch forum but I think I'd rather have the microscope rather than the watches. I could have a lot of fun with that. I expect the cost wouldn't be too different from the GS
    I would be surprised if it was cheaper than the combined value of the watches. I only found a dodgy eBay ad listing a similar microscope for $60k.

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    The Lange is astonishing.

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    Really great video, thanks for posting.


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    Ď Itís a Rolex you can always sell a Rolex Ď


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    The lack of quality on the Rolex.......

    Lange as always showing why they are so underrated

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    Iím actually surprised buy the Rolex quality but that Lange is out of this world


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonasy View Post
    I would be surprised if it was cheaper than the combined value of the watches. I only found a dodgy eBay ad listing a similar microscope for $60k.
    Ooof. Perhaps I'll stick with watches, they're easier on the pocket.

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