Cortebert homage - opinions/votes for hands

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Cortebert homage - opinions/votes for hands

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Hi guys,
Currently working on some idea I have in my head for a long time...
Well, I have nice cortebert dial, sourced from pocket watch, slight patina and charm of decades, sub seconds at six o'clock. Fits for 6498 perfectly. I saw and had some nice 6497 with cortebert signage, but been waiting for a long time toget cortwbert signed 6498 movement.
Finally got it, made service, runs nicely.
Will be fitted in pilot case, screwdown crown, display back.
Now, my dilemma is, which hands to fit?
I will put 4 of my choice, please vote/suggest, whatever. Thank in advance!
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I personally would like solid blues hands but the option above is too short.

My next option would be the blue cathedral hands (2nd last pic) but I would age them a little to match the eta of the dial. What color are the index/numbers on the dial?
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Tanukjaju wrote:I personally would like solid blues hands but the option above is too short.

My next option would be the blue cathedral hands (2nd last pic) but I would age them a little to match the eta of the dial. What color are the index/numbers on the dial?
I have somewhere blue hands but can't find them for days...
Cathedral hands are my option too.
Markers are kind of copper polish color...

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Will try to update pictures in hi-res.

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djolemag wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Tanukjaju wrote:I personally would like solid blues hands but the option above is too short.

My next option would be the blue cathedral hands (2nd last pic) but I would age them a little to match the eta of the dial. What color are the index/numbers on the dial?
I have somewhere blue hands but can't find them for days...
Cathedral hands are my option too.
Markers are kind of copper polish color...

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Copper and an aged lume patina would match well IMo.

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I've uploaded pics via Tapatalk so rhey could be blurred... Tomirrow will refresh pictures.
I prefer cathedral hands, silver one with white lume. If perform some aging on hand's lume, they could fit perfectly...

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I am leaning towards the first ones. Will hold out final judgement until hi res pics

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I'm liking either of the two pair on the top left or bottom left. Cathedral hands.

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Tanukjaju wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 5:16 pm
I personally would like solid blues hands but the option above is too short.

My next option would be the blue cathedral hands (2nd last pic) but I would age them a little to match the eta of the dial. What color are the index/numbers on the dial?
I agree with tan 100%, this white dial is begging for blued steel hands, but definitly longer than the ones above.

My vote is for longer blued steel!

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Here are new pics, original resolution from phone camera.
Please note that dial is not cleaned yet but I will try to preserve patina. Numbers and markers are copper color, while this inner circle is sort of silver color.

1. Black hands (it looks like hour hand is shorter or tip is broken?)

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2. Silver cathedral hands

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3. Black cathedral hands

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4. This "pilot" type hands

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