Watch Hands: Cathedral Vintage Patina Lume Finish
Bring on those vintage watch builds! These Cathedral hands, which resembles stained glass windows and a classic for military-styled watches, are perfect for vintage builds. Filled with creamy, patina lume that pairs perfectly with our vintage patina lume dials.
Comes in a set of hours, minutes and second hands.
Hands Measurement (in mm):
These watch hands are filled with a special blend of C3 Super-LumiNova® Lume and pigments to produce a light, creamy lume colour. C3 Super-LumiNova Lume is the brightest of all lume colours, topping the Super-LumiNova table at 100% relative brightness and giving off a bright, green glow that typically lasts for 7 to 10 hours.
Compatible with Seiko movements NH34, NH35, NH36, NH70, NH71, NH72, 7S25, 7S26, 7S35, 7S36, 4R35, 4R36, 6R15, 7002, 7009, 6309 etc
The skeleton hands are awesome. Great lume. Gives my SRPD mod a different look while keeping the skx vibe.
Finishing on these hands is stunning! Far far nicer than on the cheap ones on ebay and other sites with much cleaner and finer polished surfaces, the edges are chamfered rather than showing the cutmarks and rough edges of the cheap ones. The lume is very bright in comparison too and lasts longer (bright green).
However, for my build I was making a 40mm Titanium Yachmaster homage, Firstly I re-lumed them to match the bright blue of the dial markers, they came out perfect!
But on fitting I discovered the hour hand was a little too long, overlapping the dial-marker slightly. I stupidly didnt notice the bend and fitted the minute-hand, a rotation caused everything to scrape and bump ... the hour with the minute with the second (leaving a little scratch on the dial too only visible under magnification though)... I had to replace the hour hand with a re-lumed cheap one from ebay which doesn't look nealy as nice. I also replaced the second-hand with the cheaper one as the colour-match of the sky-blue was much closer (this one is much darker than the "Yachmater" text on a rolex watch) the center is also polished on the cheaper one rather than painted (a shame, because again the profile and finish on the namoki one is much better).
A mixture of the two is needed for now, it would be nice to see some options with these hands.
I think these hands are ok. I just had trouble fitting the seconds hand, and I thought the finish would be brushed but was actually polished steel.
Perfect for the watch I’m making.
Amazing hands and good lume