Post by burtcokaine84 on May 15, 2019 14:07:00 GMT -8
I just got started with modding an SKX and one of the first things I want to swap out are hands. But I noticed that pretty much every handset I can find is either too short to reach the minute track on the chapter ring. Since many dials have no minute track further in, I would be relying on the outer chapter ring for the minutes.
The minute hands on every handset I've looked at so far are either too stubby or there aren't pictures of it on an SKX in order to gauge the length. The longest hands I can find a picture of so far are Dagaz Ladder hands:
Post by burtcokaine84 on May 15, 2019 17:04:51 GMT -8
I was told that the 0.89 vs 0.91mm difference in the handset actually makes it so that not every handset works, and not every copy of every handset works... You can put ETA hands on a Seiko but not the other way around is what I was told.
All new hands are supposed to be adjusted to fit. A formally trained watchmaker knows this and the manufactures know this. Home tinkerers find this out the hard way. I'm in the second category. It's an easy and quick task if you have all the tools. Broaches and hand holder to start with.
The spec for the hour and minute hand is the same for the 2824 and Seiko but there are tolerances to deal with. They usually fit but sometimes need some adjusting. The ETA second hand is different .25mm vs .20 for Seiko.