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    Thermal hand??

    Hi, I have looking at some watches. It says thermal hands. What does it really mean?
    Could not find it on the forums.
    Any answer will be helpful.

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    Re: Thermal hand??

    Hi. Over the years I recall thermal (body heat) powered watches and of course good old thermal jewelery. Post a link to the watches you are looking at.

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    Re: Thermal hand??

    Quote Originally Posted by limbas21 View Post
    Hi, I have looking at some watches. It says thermal hands. What does it really mean?
    Could not find it on the forums.
    Any answer will be helpful.
    It means that the hands were given a blue color thermally, by heating them, rather than another method (paint, chemical blueing, etc).

    That's my guess anyway. The wording in your example is a bit odd; usually they will say thermally blued hands or something along those lines.
    Last edited by npulaski; October 17th, 2013 at 22:29.
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    Re: Thermal hand??

    If you are referring to a watch with blue hands it refers to the thermal process used to blue the steel hands. The hands are heated to 290C. They turn dark blue in colour and are rapidly cooled to retain the colour. Some manufacturers paint the hands to achieve the same effect cheaply.
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    Re: Thermal hand??

    Thanks for the answer. It said thermal hands, the hands were in blue. Came out thermal hands due to translation.

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    Re: Thermal hand??

    Quote Originally Posted by limbas21 View Post
    Thanks for the answer. It said thermal hands, the hands were in blue. Came out thermal hands due to translation.

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    Yes, the Germans really like their heat blued hands... They are very attractive and seem to change colors in different lighting as well.
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