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  1. Thanks to pompompurin I have some of the RT hands on the way. Picked up some Clark's just out of curiosity, have some Yuki's from a while ago. Has anyone got the ones from Startime lately? They illustrate an intriguing seconds hand, but 3+ years ago they seem to have been sending out something different.
  2. Sadly HR is still out of stock on hers. Thank you for the very helpful post!
  3. Well well there I go making assumptions again. Looks like Yuki and Raffles sub hands are curved, my mistake. Still looking for a supplier for 13 mm from center minute hand. Thanks. Also, has anyone had any luck setting a curve to a flat minute hand?
  4. I'd be interested in hearing more about which aspect of the evolution you're referring to? I'm focused on minute hand length. It is my understanding that short sub hands are service hands or arguably very late originals. As to the curved aspect, if that's an option this will be the first I've heard of it. That would suit my project well, I would love to know where to get them. I might even sacrifice minute hand length for that. If you are thinking in terms of lume color, the hands will be relumed in any case. Thanks!
  5. My 1016 project is heating up, and I need to get my hands sorted. Sadly the correct length ones from H are still out of stock. Does anyone have any other sources or ideas? At this point I would even pay a premium for a crafty one-off. Thanks in advance for any hints, leads, or condolences!
  6. Yuki dials can be worth the price depending on the specific one, what else is available, how impatient you are, and how good your eye for 1016 dials is.
  7. Thank you for this useful lesson in not speculating. 🙃
  8. I have very little knowledge base in this so take me with a grain of salt, but based on the following facts: -the only Chinese-cloned Rlx movement is the 3135 -Rlx no longer sells parts to anyone ...and my speculation that the 4130, being a significant development of their in-house models, can't be created through retrofitting a 3135, I would guess that there isn't a chance in the world of making one.
  9. I wish I had access to him. There are some things he does which hardly anyone else can, and as far as I can tell no one with as solid a reputation. Unfortunately I don't ave any solid connections in EU.
  10. Now I really need to know the stem height for these different variants. Not that I'd pay for a GMT variant in the normal range, and not that I'm planning to buy a 157X in the foreseeable, but just because I never have been able to find it out. I suppose since you've found a 3035 will fit in a 1575 case, that it's 2.15 mm, so then I guess the GMT is 2.25? Also I'm having trouble fitting this together with 1570 o/a height of 5.75 mm and 1575 of 6.3 mm (I think I picked those figures up at the ra nfft site.)? I must be missing something somewhere.
  11. Great stuff! I read somewhere that 15XX with date comes in different shapes of spacer or date configurations, does this seem right? Something about one being 'cone' shaped and the other not?
  12. Yup, and as ETA gets harder to access, that leaves a vacuum, and good things will happen, is my guess.
  13. Now then, has anyone managed to find a way to give Helenarou flat hands (i.e. the set with the 13mm M and S hands) a curve / dome? 'Lo was going to give it a try back in 2015 ... Alternatively, since people keep redirecting me to the 1570 option I gave up on a while back, is there a source for a hand set with long M and S hands, preferable with a curve / dome? Maybe someone among the MQ crowd? I looked at MQ and even the 6542 hands don't scale out promisingly.
  14. Yeah this is one of the options I'd narrowed down to when I was thinking of doing it myself: https://classic.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=14890&step=4&showunits=inches&id=902&top_cat=1
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