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Hi all,

Ive currently got a Heuer 1964 re-edition in at TAG getting an offical service/overhaul done.

As part of the overhaul the hands are being replaced, but now I'm not too sure if I should go with this as the dial has some patina to the lume markers and if I get new hands then the hands will be new but the dial lume will be older.

What does everyone think? Should I call them and see if I can have the hands remain original or should I just get the new handset installed?

Any opinions appreciated. Ive attached a photo that I hope will help seeing what I am talking about of the watch before it went in for service....

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Keep the originals. Why are they even thinking about replacing the hands? And, if they insist on replacing the hands, have them return the originals to you.
 

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Keep the originals. Why are they even thinking about replacing the hands? And, if they insist on replacing the hands, have them return the originals to you.
I asked all originals returned which they said was fine when service was being ordered but now i think i might call and ask hands to remain the same. Its hard to tell from photos but the lume is yellowed a bit so new hands might look funny


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It depends on how the hands are attached. If they are friction fit hands then the hole is slightly stretched when they are first applied to give a snug fit. If they re-use them a 2nd time they may not be as secure as they should be. That's why some brands always replace the hands at servicing.

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It depends on how the hands are attached. If they are friction fit hands then the hole is slightly stretched when they are first applied to give a snug fit. If they re-use them a 2nd time they may not be as secure as they should be. That's why some brands always replace the hands at servicing.

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Maybe thats why - i never asked for them to be replaced and thry are installing a new movement so maybe hands have to be done. I think breitlibgs hands are like thst


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