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Dato hands (Re: Beautiful 3147S!)
In Response To: Beautiful 3147S! ()

Hi Rob,

yours looks absolutely stunning! Hope you manage to find a "slimmer" unsigned crown some day, and it will be perfect.

Maybe you (or some of our Carrera experts) can explain one thing I was wondering about: Your watch wears the distinctive Dato hands with the 'thin' slot for the lume and the extremely short lume strip on the hour hand. Those hands can be seen on most Dato pictures. Mine instead has what looks like regular 3647/2447 hands, with slightly wider lume and the longer lume strip on the hour hand. Browsing through the OnTheDash picture gallery, there are a few Datos equipped with hands like mine as well (and the black dialed Indy Dato in Richard's/Paul's book has them, too). Interestingly, they seem to be spread over the first and second execution Datos.

Any thoughts if ALL Datos should have the thin/short lume hands or if Heuer occasionally used the standard hands for the 3147 (maybe depending on current supply)?


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