5711 vs Darth

Jan 11, 2022,23:50 PM

Hi all -- as I posted a few months back, I got a good deal on a 5711 blue and went ahead and bought it. I really quite like it, in the way that I really like any well-fitting sports watch: it looks great and feels great on the wrist. I admittedly was influenced by the star power of this model. But I find that I don't wear it much, for the predictable reasons: I worry that every scratch would eventually cost me $$, I don't want to attract unwelcome attention, etc. I now have an opportunity to trade it for a greater rarity: a 1999 platinum Lange 1 Darth. I know that these are very different watches, and that what matters is what I like, not what others like. That said, if my gut is telling me to take the path that is less traveled and more interesting (Darth), would anyone think I'm acting unreasonably?

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Brave and bold move.

 By: Ivan5 : January 12th, 2022-00:07
Speaks volumes where you stand as to your "collecting evolution". I'd do it in a heart beat, but I'm a Lange junkie. Good luck either way and thanks for your contribution! 🙏😉👍


 By: vitalsigns : January 12th, 2022-00:28
Unless the 5711 economics (anticipated appreciation) make the trade unbearable, I would definitely go for a piece you love and will wear over a piece that merely looks good on a winder. The Darth is a great Lange...under the radar and relatively rare. Che... 

Lange every time

 By: TeutonicCarFan : January 12th, 2022-00:29
But I don't like nautilus. I am rare. Also no one impressed by the watches I have or wear so doesn't matter to me what is in. Buy what you'll wear.


 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 12th, 2022-00:35
Should we now move the thread to the ALS forum? 😂

ROFL!! 😂

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : January 12th, 2022-00:39

The Darth is so much more watch

 By: shafran : January 12th, 2022-00:39
I would never keep the 5711 because of the hype. If you don't wear it, take the profit and get the lange

good opinion ✨✨

 By: anaroku : January 12th, 2022-03:24


 By: FabR : January 12th, 2022-03:58

The Darth for sure! So much more watch

 By: mj23 : January 12th, 2022-01:04
Plus you will get some cash back also on the trade

Darth for me.

 By: roundel : January 12th, 2022-01:05
Platinum and all black Lange 1? Yes please!

Love the 'Darth' nickname...

 By: mdg : January 12th, 2022-01:28
...I play golf with a guy who we call 'Darth Fader.'

No idea about valuations but the 5711 is unwearable (as you state) and therefore useless to you.

 By: Jay (Eire) : January 12th, 2022-02:06
Makes sense therefore to me to leverage it into to something else. The Darth is a cool iteration of another iconic watch. So you still have an icon, but perhaps then a wearable one.

No, go for the Lange

 By: SALMANQ8 : January 12th, 2022-03:06

I just went to the website of our favorite company…

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 12th, 2022-05:35
OMG, how that Darth’s spaceship went supersonic 😱 There was an ex-moderator sold his here in the CM in late 2020 for less than $28k and I was actually tempted. Now I can only congratulate the brand from afar. Oh by the way, congrats to you too, saw watch ... 

A watch you’ll wear is always better

 By: Brandon Skinner : January 12th, 2022-08:50
…than the watch you’re not.

thanks, and alternative idea

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 12th, 2022-17:00
Hi all -- thanks for your comments, and must say I'm impressed by the pro-Darth consensus on the Patek forum. That said, I'm having second thoughts: as Clueless Collector says, the price asked here is literally unprecedented, and by a wide margin. My own ... 

As Gilda Radner would say...

 By: Chromatic Fugue : January 12th, 2022-19:34
never mind! One's first instinct is usually the right one; my first instinct was to go with the Darth, and that's what I'm going with. Many thanks to everyone who responded to my initial post.

easy decision

 By: Phaedrus29 : January 13th, 2022-23:44
The 5711 would be more my style of these two (though I prefer AP), but this is an easy decision...always go with what YOU like most rather than what is hyped most. (One of my "mistakes" early on was getting a Daytona, not because I loved it, but because e...