How could this Happen?
THREAD TEMPORARILY LOCKED: I dislike doing this. WPS is not about censoring threads and complaints. HOWEVER, in the fairness to Brands, Dealers, Our Readers, and all; this thread is missing a major detail and leading the average reader to make an assumption that Thommy bought all five watches from the SAME authorized dealer. This is a big assumption. If Thommy has supported the SAME authorized dealer by buying a lot of watches, I can say this is a legitimate complaint. If Thommy was gifted these watches, inherited them, or bought them off the grey market, unfortunately, the he has not supported this dealer and this dealer is not obligated to help him find an Odysseus expeditiously. I encourage all WatchProSite readers to have empathy for the Brands and Dealers and try to avoid adopting an immediate pro-consumer viewpoint. I know I'm adopting an unfair position and I'm normally very pro-consumer; but I feel this post is missing some major details and I don't feel this thread is being fair to Brands in general. Sure, we're all entitled to our opinions, but let's give it a second thought here.
Thommy, if you can confirm to me via PM some critical details, I will insert those details into the main post and re-open the thread. Thank you Thommy!
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I can't shake the impression that Lange are about to sell their soul.
I was called from the Lange boutique during my vacation because a window was supposedly open for Odysseus orders for good customers. I visited the boutique after my vacation, whereupon I was bluntly told that I could only get an Odysseus after a 36 month wait if I purchased either a Time Zone or something similar immediately. (There are already 5 Lange watches in my small but fine watch collection, among others).
I wonder if Lange can't sell their watches that they coerce their long-time, loyal customers to buy less desirable models.
I am concerned that the company is moving away from its roots. Preference seems to be given only to the super rich and speculators. Not the passion for watches seems to be in the foreground, but only the money - from whom or from wherever it comes.
What do you think about this development?
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