Comparing the two

Apr 16, 2021,21:35 PM

Taking some time today to appreciate a little more my two Lange's. I've owned the 1815 for a little over 4 years now and that has been my go to watch for most days, as is evident from the scratches and hairlines on the case. No, I won't polish it off as I like how it looks and that it's shown signs of a life and journey.

I'm not a fan of complications, for a couple of reasons, servicing being one, and I do not like to spend time setting it up when it stops, so time only watches are usually my preference. No concern required for dates, AM/PM etc. Set to the time and be on my way.

I recently added the Saxonia to the collection, and is now the only rose gold watch that I have, and I like it a lot. Comparing this Saxonia to the 1815, the 1815 comes across as the more brash older brother who does some heavy lifting and handles a good mix of boardroom decisions while also rolling up sleeves every now and then, while the Saxonia is that younger brother who shows up in boardrooms with a well tailored suit and does more of the mental calculations. Both with very different levels of a commanding finesse, so to speak.

The case work is similar, can't say that they wear differently besides the size of 35mm and 38.5mm, and both are very comfortable on my 6.75 inch wrist. So different characters, and yet does look very similar at a glance. On the wrist, they feel significantly different - the applied indices and the printed numerals probably has a major contribution to that, but I can't really explain it. One feels casual and carefree, the other a little more formal, though I don't think it is out of place with a t shirt and jeans, but then again, this is a personal preference.

One has been with me 4 years and is a keeper, the other just joined the stable, and I have the same feeling that I've had when I bought the 1815 back then, so I have a good feeling that it will stay too.

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Thanks, happy to share

 By: rnaden : April 17th, 2021-01:27

You have the top 2 dress watches of all time bro

 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : April 16th, 2021-22:17
Once again, such a duo makes me wonder why we ever need more watches. Beautiful pics too. Cheers Robin

That’s so true

 By: rnaden : April 17th, 2021-01:28
Even with these two - and our discussion yesterday came to mind....I also asked if I actually needed these two! LOL! I’m glad to only indulge into those rhetorical questions and haven’t had to face a situation where that choice was required.

You “get it”

 By: heljestrand : April 16th, 2021-23:48
Enjoying such superb watches and not treating them too precious and simply wearing them is the real win here. Nice pair.

It would be a travesty....

 By: rnaden : April 17th, 2021-01:29
...if all we did was to hide these beauties in a dark box somewhere. The artisans who created them never intended for that

For me

 By: sham1 : April 16th, 2021-23:51
you have two of the nicest Lange watches in the current collection (with maybe the exception of the ultra thin Saxonia 37mm which had a nicer patina than the 35mm Saxonia which is only noticeable if you place them side by side but you lose the small seocn... 

The Saxonia ultra thin

 By: sham1 : April 17th, 2021-00:57
looks a lot richer (a darker tone) when placed next to Saxonia 35mm which to me looks more attractive. I do like the dial on the 35mm Saxonia though.

Thanks for explaining!

 By: Reuven Malter : April 17th, 2021-01:55

The shade is certainly different

 By: rnaden : April 17th, 2021-01:31
I do find the Saxonia thin a little too austere for my tastes, and I do like to have the seconds there so I know it is doing something. One thing about the Thin that I do like is that two of the wheels are visible on the movement and not everything is hid... 

The size was the winning factor for me

 By: rnaden : April 17th, 2021-01:32
Appears small on paper at 35mm, but on the wrist, it has a very nice presence. I think if it was bigger, it might be a little overwhelming for my wrist.

great pair you've from ALS...

 By: mahesh : April 17th, 2021-01:07
I've a soft corner to 1815 more driven by the numerals, rail track - having said that Saxonia has its own elegance due to its size/propotions as a dress watch. Thanks for sharing & enjoy them in good health. Best, mahesh.,

It’s exactly what made me buy that as my first Lange 4 years ago

 By: rnaden : April 17th, 2021-01:33
and I still love it as much today.

Interesting comparison and nice pics.

 By: lm6 : April 17th, 2021-01:57
And two fantastic watches!

Great pair regardless of size 👍

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 17th, 2021-15:26

Update on the 1815 and Saxonia duo?

 By: jfstudios21 : January 6th, 2022-06:10
I'm considering this exact pair as I already have the 1815. Are you still satisfied with your duo? Do you think the Saxonia could be dressed down with a more casual strap? The other option would be a Saxonia Outsize Date. As much as I love the Lange 1 and... 

Dressing down is probably doable though I have not tried it out

 By: rnaden : January 6th, 2022-16:03
And yes, I’m still very satisfied with this duo. In fact, I think the Saxonia has edged out the 1815 in terms of wrist time over the past few months, and I’m 99.9% dressed in t shirts and jeans. Personally, I think either watch works with formal and casua... 

Two beautiful classics!

 By: montecristo#2 : January 7th, 2022-14:02

Thanks for a great comparison…

 By: Andy Mac : January 8th, 2022-08:52
….and the photos. You’ve lit the 1815 fire in my belly again! 🔥 Oh dear! 🙄