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Blued steel hands

Postby IcklerWatches on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:15 am

Hello,
we start making our own manufacture of blued steel hands. Here you can see the steps from raw steel hands with brushed surface to blued steel hands and then filled with SL C3:

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By the way these steel hands will be used for a new limited edition of Pilot OR (Original). We had manufactured a first version in 2008, which was quickly sold out. The new case will be different, made of three parts and have a brushed surface. Dial and hands have SL C3 instead of SL C1. A photoshopped picture (old case and SL C1) might give an impression of 2. version:

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We will post more details as soon as possible.

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby lencoth on Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:40 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby tobias on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:47 am

That is great news, love those blued hands!
Any idea of the release date for this limited edition?

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby IcklerWatches on Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:21 am

Hello Tobias,

the cases will be finished soon and we will publish news here in the forum. The first watches of the LE Pilot OR will probably be shipped in September after the summer break. And we accept pre-orders when we have finished the first prototype (hopefully in July) and then can offer price and delivery time.

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby tobias on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:11 am

Thanks for the quick reply!
Will keep an eye on your site and forum.

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby lencoth on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:33 am

What kind of movement will be in the watch? (It looks like a Junghans 687, but I'm no expert..) So that would mean it's non-hacking, if I'm right.
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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby IcklerWatches on Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:41 am

Hello lencoth,

right it is the Junghans 687, which has a sweep second.

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby Myron on Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:46 pm

I can't wait for this beautiful new Archie LE.

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby IcklerWatches on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:36 am

Hello,

we have just finished the laser engraving of the case back:

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The last thing we have to do before we can assemble the first watch is the engraving of 'FL23883' at the 9 o'clock side of the case.

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby Myron on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:25 am

Wow, getting closer and the caseback looks great. Any better ideas on when this watch will be available for sale?

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby IcklerWatches on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:18 am

Hello Myron, hello joeswoodwork,

we will show the first photos next week. Shipments will start in September. The Pilot OR will be of course also available in the US.

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Re: Blued steel hands

Postby IcklerWatches on Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:17 am

Hello pompoko,

we have now posted about the new LIMES Pharo Balancier Visible.

The blue hands of this new Pharo are blue plated but we think about to manufacture such hands also in blued steel. A new Pharo with the hand wound movement Eta 6498 is in preparation to be launched end of the year and this would be a perfect watch for blued steel hands. Yet we have to make tests first before we will decide.

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