Does anyone know what kind of hands are these and where to find one?

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  1. jrue

    jrue New Member

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    first post. ive been looking for these sets of hands as mine are bent and missing original lume. i'm not even sure what they're called (sword hands maybe?). also.. can bent hands be straightened out or should i just look for a replacement? thanks for all the help!

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  2. Skutt50

    Skutt50 Registered User

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Hands can be straightened but it depends on a) how bent they are and b) what result you are looking for.
    The watch in your picture does not look hard to fix, actually I can't even see the bends.

    I have no idea about your experience with watchmaking but if you are a beginner I would recommend you take the watch to a watchmaker to get the hands sorted out. He should also be able to polish the hands and to replace the lumination.
     
  3. karlmansson

    karlmansson Registered User

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    Not sure if the ones in the pictures are the ones you have or if you are showing the type you are looking for.

    I believe the style is called "baton", or more specifically "luminous baton". The seconds hand is normally separate from hour and minute and you would have to look for it separately. Unless you manage to find a maker or movement specific set.

    Best of luck!
    Karl
     
  4. karlmansson

    karlmansson Registered User

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    Cousins UK sells these as singles or paired as "Luminous, Swiss" in different variations. Have a look at their watch hands section. The orange lume is going to be hard to find though.
     
  5. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User

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    Watchlume.com has the orange lume.
     
  6. karlmansson

    karlmansson Registered User

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    Cool! Good to know. I meant that finding those hands with orange lume is going to be hard though. Re-luming is tricky business if you're a rookie.
     
  7. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User

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    Yes it is tricky to re lume a watch hand, i would say its a art. I have tried a few, different results.
     
  8. Skutt50

    Skutt50 Registered User

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    #8 Skutt50, Apr 4, 2017
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    Kevin, which part do you find trickey?
    I can recommend Bergeon 5680 superluminova kit.
    I use it all the time and it is hard not to get a good result!
    I just mix luminova powder with some adhesive and smear out on the back of the watch hand with an oiler....... The only time I failed I had the mixture to thin....
    As for color it is hard to say what the paint looked at when new. I find that it often change with time.
     
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