I'm almost certain this must not be a unique thought/dilemma, but here goes. I am looking to celebrate a life event and am faced with the prospect of picking up an entry level Lange in the form of either a Saxonia manual wind 35mm or a Saxonia Thin 37mm in WG. I am leaning 35mm at the moment as I have owned a few 35mm Nomos in the past and love that size with a thin bezel, and I think the Thin may be a bit too minimal for how it would be worn...? Not sure yet.
I am going around and around in my mind, though, wondering if it even makes sense to drop serious coin sufficient to just barely sniff the Lange line. Sure the Saxonia are beautiful watches with pedigree. I would be thrilled with the watch in a vacuum, I think, but wondering if I would regret it eventually because perhaps a "proper" Lange is something at the level of, e.g., an 1815 Up/Down and higher.
Do these thoughts make sense? I think perhaps I am being self-conscious about getting into an "entry level" of anything, compounded by the fact that it is not a small purchase. It is sooo tempting to dip into the world of Lange, though.
For those of you Lange owners and admirers, what do you think?
P.S. On a smaller scale, I wonder if this same issue exists with say a Rolex Oyster Perpetual. You get into one for a relatively low price, but eventually would one wish it was a Datejust, Explorer, Sub, etc.? Just another way of framing my observation/question.