Ok, since nobody is taking the lead, I will email Mr. Pfeiffer on Monday to begin the blue hands order. Some thoughts for this weekend on the blue hands:
- First, regardless of which blue hands we receive, the best thing is that Frank_be has corrected the shape of the hands and will send the vector file to Laco (when Frank_be has completed his daytime work). This should correct the thin hands and add to the authenticity.
- The blue hands have to be ordered in the minimum quantity of 100 (50 sets) from the Swiss supplier. The suppliers in Switzerland are very cautious as to who they sell to due to lot of politics behind the scenes. Laco is a small watch company, so they do not have many suppliers that will sell to them. There is only one supplier that will customize the hands for Laco. That supplier requires minimum quantity of 100 hands.
- We cannot combine Baumuster B 100 hands with Baumuster A project since the shape of hour hand is different. The supplier will consider that as separate order of 100 hands.
- Do we have all 50 Baumuster B owners willing to participate in blue hands project? Unfortunately not. In hindsight, we should not have placed blue hands as an option, but as part of the features with 650 euros watch price.
So, I will explore all possiblities with Laco on Monday to get at least 35 real steel blue hands. If not possible, to get painted blue hands. Will this be acceptable?