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1815 automatik vs up and down

November 13 2006 at 9:39 PM
Anonymous  (Login whc2328)

 
hi,

i recently purchased my first lange (or first high-end brand watch, for that matter...and i don't consider rolex/cartier as such). i had a tough time deciding between the 1815 automatik and the up and down (both platinum and white dial), which boils down to whether i like automatic better or manual+power reserve. i have gotten numerous opinions about which one i should get, but they are all mixed, and i can make a case for either side. in the end, i decided to go with the first lange that got me hooked - 1815 automatik.

about a week has passed, and i am still unsure about whether or not i made the right decision. please if you could, share with me your thoughts on either watch (everything about them from aesthetics perspective to mechanics).

any thoughts would be much appreciated.

thanks,


whc2328

 
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Fr.Xavier
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Finally : 2 different watches

November 14 2006, 7:49 AM 

First of all, congrats for your purchase.

The 1815 automatik is a very nice watch : it's 1mm larger than the 1815 HW, has the zero reset and the movement with the micro-rotor is beautiful. But you don't have the pleasure to wind it every morning.

The 1815 up and down is a nice watch too (Vladimir Putin thinks the same, he has one). But IMHO, I much prefer the classic 1815 without the power reserve : the dial of the mere 1815 is much balanced, more pure.

Anyway, any Lange watch is a good choice !



Fr.Xavier


 
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cepheus1960
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1815 automatic

November 15 2006, 7:05 AM 

Dear friend Purist,

You made the right choice. I consider the 1815 sax-o-mat as the most beautiful watch Lange & Söhne has ever made. Discrete, pure, mechanically perfect.
It is as much a design icon as the Porsche 911, another product of AEG (Advanced Engineering from Germany ) and German Gründlichkeit.

If ever you change your mind, please let me know! I'd be glad to become the following owner.

 
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kevin
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finally

November 16 2006, 6:32 AM 

someone with the same problem as me! although i am torn between the two in rose gold. it is my impression that you made the right call. the classic look of the automatik coupled with the sax-o-mat movement is pretty hard to argue with. congrats , its a truly beautiful watch.

kevin

 
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