(also posted to Watchmaking Forum)
Surely there is some solution to this problem…
I have a Fortis Panavision whose hands I need to replace. As you can see from the photograph here (mine, before work began), the hands have black on the edges and luminous infill. I felt I needed to re-paint the black edging, but having tried various methods, I have to say (unless there's someone who knows a way forward on this…) that getting a sharp clean line is impossible (have tried masking liquid, film, no luck). I've since stripped off the black, a rash act I now regret, and now can't do the black edge (as I just said).
The hole sizes are (H1.50mm) and (M.90mm) – here's the problem: they are relatively short at H5.15mm and M7.85mm.
I bought a set for ETA 2836, but they are just too long and can't be cut short enough (H10.4mm x M13.5mm long); I'd thought, hoping, praying that I'd be able to cut them down, but it's just not possible, as I'd have to cut into the lume (etc).
These are the same hole sizes are (for example) ETA 2836… so I can see that Rado do similar hands, but as I'm based in the UK, I'm entirely at the mercy of Cousins Material House (no direct customer contact, and their own unique idea of how a website should search) and so I hoping that someone out there has an idea as to how to source hands which will work (as above).