Just to close this out, I received another email from Stowa. This time from the Instant Chat rep, Sarah Kamau. It was a very nice apology for her error. So nice that it made me kind of feel like a jerk, lol. She assured me that it wasn't intentional, which of course I never even suspected, and thanked me for continuing on with the order.
I wrote back that I didn't think it was that big of a deal and that Stowa's inconsistent marking of the dials is bound to lead to confusion for clients and employees alike.
In any case, I'm still very much looking forward to my new Stowa, and, like rifmon said, who knows I may just end up appreciating the super clean dial even more. I'm still going to brag to all my Swiss watch wearing buddies that mine's made in the Black Forest of Germany, which I think is pretty cool.