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Great pic - thanks!!
I have literally just replied to your thread on TZUK about hands. I asked a similar question a while back, but it was a dead end. I don't know if laser cutting is feasible, but a quick google shows that it is highly accurate. Of course, you would need a donor set to take precision measurements.
: Hi Stewart - as requested here is the lastest picture of this
: beauty. I have been thinking about making hands and posted this
: on TZUK:
: Here is one for the technical among us. I have absolutly no
: hands on knowledge or experience dealing with the mechanics of a
: watch so I was wondering is any of the forum members had every
: made a set of hands. I happen to be searching for a pair of hour
: and minute hands for an early Heuer Autavia with valjoux 72 and
: I am not the only one. If there was an original pair out there
: they would have been found by now but there isnt. So there are
: at least 5 collectors with the same dilema.
: Maybe there is a member on this forum who has experience making
: hands. I have no idea what process/processes are use eg stamped,
: cast, cut etc but there must be someone out there who has some
: Lets see what comes up.