Patek or Lange

Robert-Jan Broer
January 13, 2005
Patek or Lange

That’s the question that keeps Michael Sandler of TZ busy 🙂 A lot of reactions, and it almost seems to be a Rolex vs Other brand.

It is nice to see all those opinions, and sometimes Patek is getting the same blame as Rolex. “Do you want it because it says Patek?” Pfff… unbelievable. Some people tend to forget that buying a watch is very personal, either you like it better than the other or you don’t. Most of the time people can’t even explain why they like the other one better. And they don’t have to in my opinion. It is about taste, not about a name on the dial, especially not with watches with these kind of names on it.

Oh btw, it is this watch:

Photo by Michael Sandler

and this one..

Photo by Patek Philippe

Personally, I would go Patek. To me, it represents all that is perfect! Arabic numerals on the dial are quite tricky, I tend to get bored by them, and I wouldn’t take that risk for this kind of money. I also like the case design and clean dial very much. The watch is so timeless in my eyes, I couldn’t tell you if this watch is made in 2005 or 1950. I love that.

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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