Hands Finishing.

 By: Thewindingstem : March 23rd, 2020-21:39

I hope everyone with their families and friends are safe and staying home to combat this wretched virus!

As I am home full time now, I took this opportunity to take more photos of my watches to improve my skills and get to know them more intimately. Today, I found out an interesting detail regarding the hands. It appears that the underside are not finished and left rough - now, this doesn’t personally bother me but I’m curious as to whether or not this is standard practice in all brands or not. Also, doesn’t Lange insist that every part seen or unseen is finished to the highest standards?

At that level of magnification, I don't think a little bit of imperfection is unexpected.

 By: jleno : March 23rd, 2020-21:59
The applied indices look very nice and crisp as well.

Oh I see what you mean now...

 By: jleno : March 23rd, 2020-22:06
The reflection shows that the underside is rough...very interesting catch!


 By: Thewindingstem : March 26th, 2020-00:34
I don't necessarily think it should be finished- its just an interesting thing to discover!

Ever since I’ve binged on the watchfinder videos on YouTube, I’ve become aware of this issue with some brands.

 By: Lankysudanese : March 23rd, 2020-22:03
Honestly, I hold Lange to better standards (than this). Not that it’s of any impact on the watch’s functionality.

Do share more close-ups of your watch collection. That’ll help cheer us through these tough times

I was also going to refer to watchfinder YT videos

 By: WH_ : March 24th, 2020-02:38
Yes I do see it with many brands, including Patek Philippe. For example 09:54 on . But I honestly see it too often in his videos.
I would also agree that I would expect better from the likes of PP and ALS.

will do!

 By: Thewindingstem : March 26th, 2020-00:35
im not sure if this is a standard and it certainly doesn't bother me- im more interested in the movement being fully finished with no shortcuts, which I was assured is!

Double reflection?

 By: eric5 : March 23rd, 2020-22:20
Perhaps the dial guilloché is being reflected on the mirror-polished underside of the minute hand, and that's what's visible on the XII index?

Very plausible explanation. [nt]

 By: Lankysudanese : March 23rd, 2020-23:03
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That would be a great new artistic concept! [nt]

 By: amanico : March 24th, 2020-00:30
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I second that explanation [nt]

 By: centurionone : March 24th, 2020-00:51
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Most likely

 By: kjell_watchmaker : March 24th, 2020-01:01

The sides of the X show the same effect. [nt]

 By: kjkt3 : March 24th, 2020-01:06
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+1 [nt]

 By: George Gently : March 24th, 2020-02:08
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It would take more time finishing only one side of the hands... [nt]

 By: amanico : March 24th, 2020-01:12
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Could you elaborate for me here, thanks. :-) [nt]

 By: greatpa : March 24th, 2020-02:29
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For many years now, I've followed the maxim, 'Don't look at a watch through a loupe after you've bought it.' ;-) [nt]

 By: kjkt3 : March 24th, 2020-01:59
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I enjoy your macro pictures..

 By: greatpa : March 24th, 2020-02:23
Both here on instagram!
Someone with a Lange moonphase compilation 
should be able to see the back side refelction of the hand(s) more clearly on the highly polished moon. ;-)
This one says hi.

Thank you, friend!

 By: Thewindingstem : March 26th, 2020-00:37
whenever I look at a Lange 1 my heart skips a beat even when I have mine on my wrist! love the straps too!

Bottom side

 By: Jurry : March 24th, 2020-07:10

You mean the bottom side of the hands are not polished?

That’s a little bit like: “he the backside of the moon doesn’t look neat”

OMG I would file a claim against them immediately.

Cabin fever? [nt]

 By: Thewindingstem : March 26th, 2020-00:38
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Lol [nt]

 By: Jurry : March 26th, 2020-08:36
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I can't say I've seen the back of the hands before...

 By: patrick_y : March 24th, 2020-22:28
I've been to the Lange factory three times.  But I can't say I've seen the back of the hands before.