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I can understand (and agree) Lange's movement finishing is very high quality, I don't think many people are questioning that, in either thread.
The reason of concern that I saw in the other thread is that when a brand makes the finishing of all of its components, visible and invisible, one of its main strengths, then people are naturally disappointed to find out that finishing, in reality, doesn't apply to *all* components. In Lange's partial defense back in the other thread, I looked at the page in their official site that discusses at length their finishing, and I wanted to confirm they were "technically" being truthful, since they seemed to refer only to the movement. Still, I believe that at least an honest sentence of what happens with the hands, which are quite a crucial part of the watch (!), would have helped.
But now, if this is the defense that they offer (?) after getting caught with a simple photo of the dial, it's just devastating. They are essentially not responsible for the hands of their watches because it's too small a brand (part A)? It's not "viable" (i.e., not economically convenient!) to "lose so many hands" (part B), even when people spend tens of thousands on their watches? And finally, they can't even guarantee a "proper functioning" of a critical part of their product (part C)?? I hope you agree this can't be real!
Again, I saw this thread quickly turning for the worse for Lange, which was the obvious outcome if we take that response as officially coming from the brand. That's why -- once again out of correctness towards all parties -- first thing that I asked you to confirm is whether the person that sent you that response is in any way speaking for the brand, because this can be easily implied from your post. Once again, I see you haven't answered yet, and I think you should clarify this point. Thanks! ;-)