My watch obsession is slowly having an influence on other people at work and they’re looking to make a purchase. I got one guy hooked on a Longines Master Retrograde watch (big Longines fan, here) to start, but then he started looking around at watches on his own. He liked Maurice Lacroix. His budget kept climbing. He tried on a Franck Muller Casablanca at Tourneau Time Machine in NYC and he was ready to spend $10,000 all of a sudden. We took a trip to Wempe together and he saw A. Lange & Sohne, and God knows when it’s going to stop.

My friend took another trip to Wempe and tried on the Lange 1. The salesman gave him a catalog and it’s really one of the more interesting watch catalogs because within each collection it gives you a brief description and a diagram that shows how a proprietary mechanical feature specific to that collection operates or was made. I looked at it sporadically at work for a few hours and took some photos with my iPhone. Head on over to to order a copy for yourself. It’s cool and it’s free.