For some time I've been looking for a watch with proper blued hands and cream dial. I discovered Laco's Navy collection and fell in lust and placed one on order which is currently in transit. Looking at the website pics again, I had an odd feeling. So I e-mailed Laco - Does this watch have heat blued hands or hands painted to imitate it? Well I just had the reply and you can guess what it was.
Nothing at all against Laco, it was my own stupidity. I wrongly assumed with their history that they would use traditional methods, and their website banner advertises a model with 'thermic blued steelhands' which I assumed, again wrongly, was a feature of all of their watches with blue hands. In a few minutes I've gone from that exciting anticipation of an incoming to...well...I couldn't care less. A very odd feeling. I don't care how well painted they are, flame blued steel has its own particular quality. And I still don't bloody have one!
There's no point at all in this post except for me to selfishly offload my disappointment. There's no one else here except my dog and she really couldn't care less . Also, as a reminder to others - do your research, and any doubts or questions - ask before you buy!