with its diameter of 39.0 mm (slightly more then the 38.5 iirc for the Lange-1) and thickness of 12.8 mm. its (almost) perfect.
The 2 things I would change (not counting certain cosmetic aspects) are:
- the crown has very sharp edges; I would prefer more smooth edges since that would feel more comfortable.
- the location of the Date change button is different then on a Lange-1 (placed at 9:30 whereas the on the Lange-1 the button is located on the 10 o'clock or perhaps 10:30 position). I have not accidentally advanced the date on my Lange-1; I did that on the Dato.
But other then these two minor issues I think the Dato is perfect. The cosmetic changes I would like to sample and perhaps have altered on my watch are regarding the dial; I would love to see a completely black dial (subdials inclusive) and with silver sub-dial hands. I am not sure if the Date display should stay the way it is now or if I prefer white-on-black (like it is executed on the Lange-1 Pt black dial). Imagine this watch on a light/medium brown strap.... yummi yummi
btw: what do you think about this combo: Lange Dato on IWC strap (doesnt the stitching match the subdial color perfectly):
Almost as nice as the Lange-1 Stealth on the Dato-style strap:
I only have two Langes, but I shamelessly think I have two of the most beautifull ones from Langes offerings. Next? Lange-1 RG moon or perhaps the Langematik Anniversarry???