I have always wanted a Lange pocket watch but had never purchased one because of their high cost. I made a low ball bid on one in a recent auction, won the watch, then read the description more carefully than I had before. This isn't the most sensible way to act, of course, and my incaution was rewarded by an ominous warning I hadn't noticed before in the condition report: "Will not wind." I fretted about that for several weeks, waiting to hear my watchmaker's verdict, which turned out to be that the watch was perfectly fine and didn't even need cleaning. I know little about Lange watches. I understand my watch, #61,333 dates to 1910. The 18k case is signed by Lange and bears the same number as the watch. The front cover has a crest I cannot identify. It bears the motto Fide & fortitunide. That means Fidelity & fortitude. The dial and hands look original and correct. I understand Lange watches come in grades, with the ALS grade 1A at the top. I think my watch is an ALS grade, but likely 1B or lower. I'd love to hear from a Lange expert about when my watch was made, what grade it is, how it differs from higher grade Lange watches, and anything else of interest.