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Jonesinamillion

Put your hands in the air!

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For a little light hearted entertainment....

It's often the little subtleties that make a watch and the hands are a big part of that; a make or break!

So, let's see your favourite set(s) of hands, I'll deliberate for a moment and be right back. 

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the ultra sharp offerings on Grand seikos, seem miles ahead of anything anyone else does. 

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After some deliberation, these of the watches I own (appreciated that the snowflakes are definitely marmite but they really do it for me!).

(Bad photo I know!)

I do Ile a flash of colour on a second hand too...

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Slightly better photo of the Certina sword, the Tudor snowfalkes simply won't photograph off my phone!

 

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i am with nigel & boots on this the Gs have the best hands , for clarity & simplicity i would put these forward

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4 minutes ago, deano1956 said:

i am with nigel & boots on this the Gs have the best hands , for clarity & simplicity i would put these forward

deano

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people do tend to come around to my way of thinking in the end, we tend to sit down, talk about it and decide I was right.

i should have been a footy ref. 

 

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Thats a nice series 2 jag. 

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11 minutes ago, deano1956 said:

i am with nigel & boots on this the Gs have the best hands , for clarity & simplicity i would put these forward

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If you look across the entire Tudor range, the hands always seem to be exceptional (imho).

 

 

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Third favourite . . . . . . .

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Second favourite . . . .

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But, best by far . . . . .

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(Perfect length, wonderful form (by hand), gorgeous mauve/brown colour.

 

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2 minutes ago, yokel said:

Third favourite . . . . . . .

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Second favourite . . . .

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But, best by far . . . . .

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(Perfect length, wonderful form (by hand), gorgeous mauve/brown colour.

 

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yeh go on i'll give you that one, not bad. 

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2 hours ago, Nigelp said:

the ultra sharp offerings on Grand seikos, seem miles ahead of anything anyone else does. 

Known as "Dauphine". Quite common but the execution can make them really special.

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Just now, BlueKnight said:

Known as "Dauphine". Quite common but the execution can make them really special.

yes they always look really well done on the GS in the pics...not that i could ever afford such grandeur i shall absorb their splendor from afar. We must accept our station in life.  

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These are my two favourites as they produce fantastic lume.  :king:

Seiko SNXS73K

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Seiko SKX007

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2 minutes ago, Cassie-O said:

These are my two favourites as they produce fantastic lume.  :king:

Seiko SNXS73K

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Seiko SKX007

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when we couldnt pay the leccy bill this was all i had to tell the time with :( but i wasnt worried the lume lit up the room! 

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1 hour ago, Boots said:

+1 to @Nigelp for Grand Seiko, here is mine.

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Yes, Dauphine hands are rather classically beautiful if well executed (which these most certainly are).

My personal preference is for heat "blued" or "mauved" hands, but of course they don't suit dark dials  --  so, with those my favourite watchmaker also has a take on Dauphine . . .

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17 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

.not that i could ever afford such grandeur i shall absorb their splendor from afar. We must accept our station in life. 

There is always my Bulova 96G46 with a Seiko VX89 mvt.

Probably more suitable for your beer budget. at $250. Ba ha ha....

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24 minutes ago, yokel said:

Yes, Dauphine hands are rather classically beautiful if well executed (which these most certainly are).

My personal preference is for heat "blued" or "mauved" hands, but of course they don't suit dark dials  --  so, with those my favourite watchmaker also has a take on Dauphine . . .

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Those are a bit different, then again maybe not, or is it just me!

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7 minutes ago, sabailand said:

Those are a bit different, then again maybe not, or is it just me!

You are right, they are. Strictly speaking I believe they are Lance hands, but both they and Alpha hands share Elements of the outer form with Dauphine.

A short dissertation on hands.

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Here are a few to contemplate from my collection - something to suit every budget

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18 hours ago, BlueKnight said:

Known as "Dauphine". Quite common but the execution can make them really special.

Rarely seen on quartz watches though because they are too heavy. 

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18 hours ago, BlueKnight said:

There is always my Bulova 96G46 with a Seiko VX89 mvt.

Probably more suitable for your beer budget. at $250. Ba ha ha....

:laughing2dw:

 

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im more in the below 50 quid range :tumbleweed:

17 hours ago, yokel said:

You are right, they are. Strictly speaking I believe they are Lance hands, but both they and Alpha hands share Elements of the outer form with Dauphine.

A short dissertation on hands.

they remind me of posh cake slices that my gran used to dish out pie peas and pickled onions with on christmas eve, very nice in fact! 

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Laura Ashley Josette Steel Cake Slice

a bit similar. 

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19 hours ago, chocko said:

These take some beating 

Omega PO

 

For a dive watch, I agree. I have the 8850 version of your watch with the same hands and I don't think photos do justice to how imposing and just right they are. They give out a feeling of real solidity. I think it's one of the reasons the PO remains such a popular watch..

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