I've wanted this particular Orion model for a while after missing an auction for it a year or two back. The asymmetrical case is awesome and I love the dotted lume on the hands.
But I was thinking if the actual case was steel or at least chrome that it would really bring out the maroon dial. Plus steel/chrome can be paired with a wider selection of watch bands, in my opinion.
Is it hard to remove the plating and then chroming the base metal?
I also bought this Tavannes watch because I think the vintage art on it is really cool. I'm not very religious but I think the colour pops and makes for an interesting conversation/collector's piece.
My question is: Is it hard to remove that lume from the hands? I think it looks kinda ugly and that see-through hands would look a lot better.