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    Blued hands of time

    "The steel changes colour in the heat from silver to black- you have to catch it at just the right shade of rich deep blue. Too purple and it'll need to be polished again. The steel changes colour in no more than a second"

    Roger Smith : Watchmaker


    Blued steel hands have been a watchmakers art from the earliest times and are still being crafted today. See below a short clip demonstrating the bluing.


    How to make blue steel hands with safe way - YouTube


    And here are some of my watches with blue hands. Sometimes it is not always apparent that the hands are blue. By holding the watch at the right angle to a light source ( I find direct sunshine the best ) and holding your tongue just so, the blued hands suddenly and beautifully ' pop'.








    Be brilliant to browse others so bring on your blued beauties.



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    Yes they are lovely, but where is the (blued) second hand on the harwood?

    Actually, let me rephrase that, why is there a hole for a second hand on the dial but no second hand on the movement? :p
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    Re: Blued hands of time

    I got the blues too!













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    Re: Blued hands of time

    Quote Originally Posted by pej View Post
    Yes they are lovely, but where is the (blued) second hand on the harwood?

    Actually, let me rephrase that, why is there a hole for a second hand on the dial but no second hand on the movement? :p

    Hi,

    No crown on this watch either. See here...

    HARWOOD WATCH COMPANY HISTORY


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    Re: Blued hands of time

    A few I found,
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    Re: Blued hands of time

    50s Pobeda - and the blued hands really make this one for me
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    Re: Blued hands of time

    Old ww11 Omega pilot/navigators watch, cal 30t2sc, showing some corrosion through the bluing.




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    Re: Blued hands of time

    My Beautiful Stauffer... Late 20s ish!

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    Re: Blued hands of time

    Great pic Sparcster, you picked up the light perfectly to show off the blued hands.

    Nice one
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    Re: Blued hands of time

    A bit of a photography challenge.

    From the "regular wearing" category is this nice Bulova; the blued second hand contrasts nicely with the steel watch:Name:  Watch-sm.JPG
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    Most of my older Eaton's watches have blued hands: Name:  Watch.JPG
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    And this old Elgin has nearly all it's steel parts blued; a reminder that bluing was partially done not for looks but for its anti-corrosion properties:
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