Greetings one and all,
As a long-time admirer of German brands, I've always been drawn to the Lange 1 and, even more so, to GO's PanoMaticLunar design. I'm not really sure I'd feel comfortable stretching as far as purchasing a GO right now, so I've been debating numerous other brands, models, complications instead - I'm pretty sure you all know how the story goes. However, I always seem to return to the PanoMaticLunar which, at least to me, is the epitome of horological work of art. My search has so far left with me a very limited range of "similar" watches - and by "similar", I mean first and foremost models with a clean and offset look; no Roman numerals.
- Tissot Couturier Small Seconds. Not really my favourite brand, but the face on the Couturier does look pretty neat. ETA movement is nothing to write home about, but then again the watch costs a fraction of the price of GO / AL&S.
- Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator. I find the dial on the "Swiss American" a tad too cluttered, and the case is definitely on the bulkier side. The only variation of the Jazzmaster I could actually see myself wearing is the black dial.
- Pequignet Equus Regulateur. Telling the time on this one would certainly take some getting used to, but I find the movement (in-house slash Seiko) from a relatively obscure manufacturer really intriguing. The whole watch seems to be put together rather well - the huge downside here is the limited network of Pequignet dealers and the questions that raises with regard to servicing.
I will certainly try and squeeze in a visit to a Pequignet dealer next time I travel - but until that, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on other watches that look similar to the above and are not priced beyond the Glashutte Original range.