It would be the standard ZW or Phantom for me. The Striking Time is AMAZING but I just wished it was also 42mm instead of 44mm 🤷‍♂️

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One of the greatest regrets in my collecting career

 
 By: afaleh : July 3rd, 2021-09:19
Was selling the Lange Striking Time Zeitwerk I owned for three years. I have this self imposed rule that if a watch doesn’t get wrist time it has to go. My lifestyle at the time dictated a more formal dress code and I moved a few casual and sport pieces, ...  

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 By: afaleh : July 3rd, 2021-09:23
Could a moderator please let me know how I screwed that up? ...  

Aaaahh, I completely understand your regret…

 
 By: MTR : July 3rd, 2021-09:32
I personally would go for the „simple“ Black dial with the improved movement or the date version (where I appreciate the higher PR). Best Thomas

+1.

 
 By: Lankysudanese : July 3rd, 2021-09:45
If you’ve got the wrist-size to handle, go for the ZW-date. The quintuple switch at midnight is magical ...  

Looks great

 
 By: afaleh : July 3rd, 2021-09:53

This and the ZW-Date are my favorites, too!

 
 By: MTR : July 3rd, 2021-16:02
Looks perfect on your wrist. That’s the advantage of the „simple“ black dial version - a slightly smaller case. Cheers Thomas

Yes my large wrists carried it perfectly

 
 By: afaleh : July 4th, 2021-08:14
Every time I see my old photos wearing that watch I wonder how I sold it

You can correct this mistake.

 
 By: MTR : July 4th, 2021-08:53
And you can comfort yourself with the fact that a new purchase also makes real sense, since you will then benefit from the technical improvements of the new model. ☺️ Best Thomas

Didn't know you have this one!

 
 By: MTR : July 3rd, 2021-16:01
Great watch!! 72 hours PR due to a new twin-barrel movement if I remember correctly? Many congrats for this beauty! Best Thomas

Interesting

 
 By: afaleh : July 3rd, 2021-09:54
How was the movement improved?

"Fractional preloading" eliminated...

 
 By: CR : July 3rd, 2021-17:37
That's the term sometimes used to describe it. It refers to the tiny "jump" (slight movement) that you'd see in the minute discs at about 55 seconds past each minute. You might've noticed it. Amusingly, it drove some people crazy. The more recent Zeitwerk... 

Thank you for the info

 
 By: afaleh : July 4th, 2021-08:13
I wonder if Lange could modify the movement on the original release models

Nope, that has been asked to Lange & S

 
 By: Geo : July 7th, 2021-15:16
The company will not or cannot modify the existing caliber. On the other hand the issue of the pre jump is so small and hardly noticeable, that it is not really worth it. And only the people who do NOT own a Zeitwerk, talk about it. George

Dear George,

 
 By: MTR : July 9th, 2021-14:34
I don't know whether only people talk about such topics who don't own a Zeitwerk. I can only speak for myself. I am very interested in the Zeitwerk concept and would like to buy a Lange ZW, too. May I then - from your point of view - think about the assoc... 

Interesting, I asked Lange a few months ago if my Striking Time could be modified...

 
 By: CR : July 14th, 2021-23:39
... when sent for servicing and was told no, they don't do that. I was just curious because the fractional pre-loading doesn't bother me at all.

👍😉🙏

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 22nd, 2021-21:21

Many thanks

 
 By: afaleh : July 3rd, 2021-09:53
🙏

My pleasure👍

 
 By: FabR : July 3rd, 2021-10:18

I agree in most cases

 
 By: afaleh : July 4th, 2021-08:17
But with the Zeitwerk a bit extra helps fill up the void in the dial. Both the date and striking time models seem perfect to me. Well the new Minute Repeater in blue is actually perfect. But at a cool half a million usd it might as well not exist

A tru watch lover

 
 By: Weems@8 : July 3rd, 2021-11:29
You are a great watch lover afaleh. I hope you can find the perfect Zeitwerk. I know how a watch love can be. I am reunited. I work also with self imposed rules. So i find the peaces where i be happy with. I go to look at some watches today, and a bunch w... 

Thank you fir the kind words

 
 By: afaleh : July 4th, 2021-08:15
Have fun shopping

Your regret is entirely understandable

 
 By: CR : July 3rd, 2021-17:50
The ZW Striking Time was the rare watch that I knew I wanted before I ever saw (or heard) it in person and even though I knew it'd look abnormally large on my wrist. As others have said, Lange also did a fantastic job with the ZW Date. I'd have a hard tim... 

Yes those two are difficult to choose from

 
 By: afaleh : July 4th, 2021-08:12
The change in complication makes for a very different case for each.

Ahhh, you can get it again.

 
 By: enjoythemusic : July 4th, 2021-01:28
.nt.

I hope so

 
 By: afaleh : July 4th, 2021-08:11
Actually would like to get the same exact one I sold, you never know

Nice one

 
 By: afaleh : July 9th, 2021-15:23
Interesting color, changes the personality of the watch

ZW Date all the time!

 
 By: sea_brownie : July 12th, 2021-14:28

I sympathize, and can I ask a favor?

 
 By: cazalea : July 15th, 2021-14:03
Selling a watch for whatever reason, no matter your intentions, can create regrets, as you say. But all who “chimed in” on this thread clearly have a love for this watch using both digital and hands to display the time. Do you have any images you could co... 

Would love to

 
 By: afaleh : July 15th, 2021-14:56
Unfortunately that and the below image are all I have. Will keep looking though I really miss that watch ...