I think I see where you are coming from. Personally I would compare the 5170 to the 1815 Chronograph rather than the Datograph because the Datograph has the big date feature which makes the watch thicker. The 1815 Chrono is actually thinner than the 5170
Here's a shot of mine from a little while back. I agree with you this that the 1815 Chronograph is almost too classic looking, and that the big date on the Datograph helps break that look and make it more interesting and unusual. And the big date is after
I came close to buying an 1815 chrono last year; a beautiful model. I have three reasons for preferring the Dato. First, it's available in platinum, and I don't think the 1815 chrono is; I've never owned a platinum watch, and I'm drawn to the sheer heft.
First I love Lange for their movements and attention to details. I own 2 of them 1815 Chrono and L1 mP day night. However I think that Lange is a bit stuck in the past. They are not picking up new customers. Definitely fewer than Rolex AP and PP. prices i
Chrono is a great watch from in a lot of respects. Namely, the case back view is incredible. Further, I bought it because it had the same case back view as the Datograph--but is thinner and I thought for that reason it would be more wearable. However, the