Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

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    Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    I love my Victorinox Maverick GS, but with the brushed stainless steel face and the polished stainless steel hands, sometimes it's a little difficult to read quickly. I have never modded a watch before, but I have been thinking about swapping in a different set of hands to make it easier to read the watch (I'm also not a big fan of the quality of the lume on the existing hands, so that could definitely stand to be improved if I swapped in a different set of hands). If you were to choose some new hands for this watch, which ones would you choose and why?

    Here's a pic of the watch for reference (stainless steel case, brushed stainless face, black bezel):

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    Re: Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    I was thinking that something broader and black outlining white might show up better. Not sure what style, but you could have a look at 10watches.com. There are these:
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    Re: Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    Great suggestion. I'll check out 10watches.com. Thanks.

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    Re: Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    Since those are original hands you might contact someone like Jack at IWW to see if the metal could be painted black. Be careful with wider hands - the dial could get pretty crowded.

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    Re: Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    Maybe I have weird taste, but I was thinking some "mercedes" style hands?

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    Re: Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    Painting the existing hands black could definitely look cool.

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    Re: Which hands would you swap onto this watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by dillon_s View Post
    Painting the existing hands black could definitely look cool.
    I agree. Have them painted and relumed. Motor City Watch Works is one of a number of places that can do this type of work.

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