Setting the Datograph Perpetual

Jul 20, 2022,02:13 AM

Hoping someone can give me a hand. I am taking delivery of a Datograph Perpetual in the near future, but am unable to find instructions online regarding setting the perpetual calendar. I don’t want to set things in the improper order and risk harming the mechanism. Does anyone have any tips, or possibly even a digital copy of the instruction manual? The watch is preowned and does not include the original manual.

Thanks in advance!

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Welcome to the Forum! One suggestion...

 By: CR : July 20th, 2022-04:46
... is to contact Lange USA HQ (800-408-8147) to request a manual or at least a PDF of the setting instructions. They might send it to you if nobody here can accommodate, though hopefully someone here who owns one will reach out. Congrats on the watch by ... 

Thank you

 By: hoosier_horologist : July 21st, 2022-01:24
Glad to be here and appreciate the info! Will be sure to post pics when it arrives.

I have the datograph perpetual and the manual

 By: jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) : July 20th, 2022-23:07
Can try to make a digital copy maybe by taking pics of the key pages on setting for you. It's quite easy not to worry. Will send you soon. And congrats in advance on your upcoming Dato Perpetual. You will love it ! Cheers Robin ...  

That’s very kind of you

 By: hoosier_horologist : July 21st, 2022-01:24
I would Greatly appreciate this! What a beautiful picture, can’t wait to receive it soon!

Congratulations in advance!

 By: Rhyzen : July 23rd, 2022-05:32
I've taken the liberty of attaching pictures for the perpetual calendar settings here. Hope you find this useful! The quick adjustment via the 10 o'clock pusher is really one of the best features of the Datograph Perpetual. ...  

Many, many thanks!

 By: hoosier_horologist : July 23rd, 2022-10:12
The process seems easy enough! Much better than my former Patek. I too am a huge fan of the quick advancement pusher at 12, all perpetuals should employ something similar!

Glad you got the instructions! Lange never did a good job promoting the single-push corrector...

 By: CR : July 23rd, 2022-14:51
The single-push corrector first appeared in Lange's first perpetual, the Langematik Perpetual, which was introduced in 2001 in platinum (310.025) and yellow gold (310.021). But it was practically a secret. Lange didn't advertise or promote this wonderful ... 

The fact that they were so low-key about it was perplexing.

 By: Rhyzen : July 24th, 2022-05:05
It's a really user-friendly features, and safeguarded from accidental advancements given that it can only be actuated when the crown is pulled out. Simple, but brilliant solution.

Just curious ...

 By: diracpoint : July 24th, 2022-02:52
Does the manual also recommend unwinding the crown one full turn after giving it a full wind? Apparently, on some models it is recommended in order to relieve the stress on the winding stem.

Yes, it does my friend.

 By: Rhyzen : July 24th, 2022-05:03
To be exact, the manual recommends an anti-clockwise turn to relieve the strain on the winding stem. This is also true for the other manual-winding Langes I owned.

Thank you! 🙏🏽

 By: diracpoint : July 24th, 2022-06:37

Congrats! 👏

 By: diracpoint : July 31st, 2022-21:34
What a masterpiece!

Heartiest congratulations!

 By: Rhyzen : August 1st, 2022-15:43
This one simply demands more wrist time. Keep the wrist shots coming!

Thanks once again for the manual pics

 By: hoosier_horologist : August 1st, 2022-15:56
Totally saved me, very easy too! Haven’t worn anything else for the last week!

Glad to have contributed in a small way!

 By: Rhyzen : August 2nd, 2022-00:12
The grey dial is simply mesmerizing in the sun, you're a lucky man!