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View Poll Results: Which is better as a casual elegance daily watch?
Lange 1 191.032 rose gold 40 23.67%
Lange 1 191.039 white gold 61 36.09%
Day-Date 40 228235 rose gold 24 14.20%
Day-Date 40 228239 white gold 44 26.04%
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Old 14 August 2017, 09:59 AM   #1
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Lange 1 vs Day-Date 40

Which is better as a casual elegance watch?
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Old 14 August 2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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I love all your options but I'd be more comfortable wearing the Rolex if it were several days a week


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Old 14 August 2017, 11:28 AM   #3
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I love all your options but I'd be more comfortable wearing the Rolex if it were several days a week


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I like the Day feature but I am afraid that it may be too flashy for daily wear.


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Old 14 August 2017, 12:52 PM   #4
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I like the Day feature but I am afraid that it may be too flashy for daily wear.


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The flute sparkles so I hear you but it's smaller on the 40 compared to dd2. So with long sleeves not an issue.


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Old 14 August 2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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Casual elegance? L1

What would I prefer to wear daily?

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Old 14 August 2017, 02:07 PM   #6
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I vote Lange in WG, but this DD is the only one that would make me doubt, WG and green dial looks awesome!
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Old 14 August 2017, 07:55 PM   #7
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Lange 1. Any day and every day.

(I know someone who wears it as his daily, too)

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Old 14 August 2017, 09:09 PM   #8
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The WG Rolex.
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Old 14 August 2017, 09:45 PM   #9
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I have a white gold Calatrava and therefore tend to get the Lange 1 in rose gold.


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Old 14 August 2017, 10:11 PM   #10
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Long sleeves go a long way. That green dial is sweet


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Old 15 August 2017, 04:17 AM   #11
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Different levels of watchmaking

You have to help yourself decide what you're really looking for.

The DD40 is robust (except for the white gold part), is an icon, is on a bracelet for easy wearing, and is "recognizable".

The Lange has exclusivity (Lange's total production/annum for all watches is around 5,000 units, so you won't see many coming the other way), a unique hand wound movement. Some of the very best finishing in the business. An iconic design. Robust enough for everyday office wear.

If you value the very best, then the choice is clear.
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Old 15 August 2017, 04:50 AM   #12
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Lange 1 in WG. Far more elegant.
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Old 15 August 2017, 04:55 AM   #13
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The Lange is magnificent but the DD40 rose gold with chocolate wafer dial Oh my
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Old 15 August 2017, 05:17 AM   #14
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The Lange is in a different league. As watches, the two are not comparable, if horology is important to you. If not, go with the Rolex and enjoy.
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Old 15 August 2017, 05:26 AM   #15
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Lange 1 for sure -- one of my favorite watches!
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Old 15 August 2017, 06:27 AM   #16
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I'm not a Lange fan, but pretty much anything beats the Rolex DayDate for elegance!
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ALS for me.
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Old 15 August 2017, 07:43 AM   #18
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Lange without a doubts the clear winner for me just flip it around
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Old 19 August 2017, 04:26 PM   #19
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No contest...Lange 1 in RG!...
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DayDate in rose gold for me!
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No contest...Lange 1 in RG!...
Hard to beat if you like leather.
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I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has worn an ALS, any model, daily for an extended period of time - say five years.

As a 10th watch I'd get the Lange without a doubt. As an only watch, the Rolex. Easily. Horological inferiority or not.
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+1 on that green. Just amazing
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Lange 1 WG for the win.
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WG DD for me. The Lange is beautiful, but, doesn't fit my lifestyle. If I had the money to have a large enough collection, I would surely be more than happy to add a WG Lange 1.
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The DD is a far more classic and timeless watch.
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That Olive DD is magnificent.
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Old 28 August 2017, 03:28 AM   #29
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Lange 1 in a heartbeat no competition watch wise turn the watch over that's another story


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Old 28 August 2017, 03:34 AM   #30
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