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asqwerth wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 3:43 am @tikkathree

https://watchesbysjx.com/2015/01/explai ... laire.html

Though I'm not sure the C1 Moonphase hands are actually black polished. Have they advertised it as such?

Maybe the hands are just "well-polished"?
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The, ahem, owner's handbook simply states "Fully polished hands" as does the website. I rather think that if CW had gone to all that trouble over the hands we'd have heard about it.
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What would black polished actually mean? :D
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JAFO wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:27 am What would black polished actually mean? :D
Read the article linked in @asqwerth ’s post earlier in the thread.

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Thanks Steve. Clearly a dark art that got lost in translation. Mirrored or polished is enough for me. :D
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Excellent photos!!

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And still photos still can't truly capture the real life scintillations, do they?
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watchaholic wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 10:54 pm It’s a beautiful thing, but maybe the print on the dial could have been done in some form of script. Such as
𝒮𝓌𝒾𝓈𝓈 𝑀𝒶𝒹𝑒 I’m guessing with all the twinkling going on it really isn’t much of an issue.
Personally, I'd prefer it without this text at all. It's enough to say Swiss Made on the case back IMO :thumbup:
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tikkathree wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 12:38 am

You're the second person today I've seen referring to "black polished hands": the hands on mine aren't black, they're silver so what am I missing?
If you look at them at certain angles, the hands appear to be black to the eye, hence the name. It's a very high quality polishing process (usually by hand) to give steel parts a perfectly smooth surface.
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asqwerth wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 3:43 am

Though I'm not sure the C1 Moonphase hands are actually black polished. Have they advertised it as such?

Maybe the hands are just "well-polished"?
You could well be correct. They definitely appear black polished in terms of quality and effect. But I've not seen CW claim this.
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JAFO wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 11:44 am And still photos still can't truly capture the real life scintillations, do they?
Indeed they don't, and even the video link I added doesn't really show it too well. It really sparkles in light, especially in the evening under LED ceiling spotlights.

But these macro lens images do show the depth of the aventurine to a level that you would need a loupe and bright light to see i.e. beyond the naked eye.
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The dial is utterly captivating. Thanks for the pics. I think the watch is great; still wondering if it is right for me.
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The posts look amazing, the purple really makes me interested for the first time.

How is this the first time someone’s captured it looking like this?
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MistaFroggyG wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 11:03 pm The posts look amazing, the purple really makes me interested for the first time.

How is this the first time someone’s captured it looking like this?
Thanks, I did post a more detailed explanation on FB but some mod seems to have deleted it so I can't copy and paste it here. In brief, my iPhone photos look rather bland and do the dial no justice, so I took RAW photos using my dSLR and a good macro lens in direct sunlight indoors. Then I processed those into JPEG. Hence the images have a higher dynamic range than you would see naked eye. They show what the dial looks like under a good quality loupe under bright lighting.

The last image is simply a 100% pixel crop of the image above it, to show the details. You would only see this level of detail by using a loupe.

The video I linked is using my iPhone. How the dial appears to the naked eye under my LED ceiling spotlights is in between the video and these photos, in terms of "starryness" and impact, and the dial background looks blue but the copper oxide flakes sparkle so much that it appears blue-purple overall. The dial can even look completely black in very low light.
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MistaFroggyG wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 11:03 pm The posts look amazing, the purple really makes me interested for the first time.

How is this the first time someone’s captured it looking like this?
Thanks, I did post a more detailed explanation on FB but some mod seems to have deleted it so I can't copy and paste it here. In brief, my iPhone photos look rather bland and do the dial no justice, so I took RAW photos using my dSLR and a good macro lens in direct sunlight indoors. Then I processed those into JPEG. Hence the images have a higher dynamic range than you would see naked eye. They show what the dial looks like under a good quality loupe under bright lighting.

The last image is simply a 100% pixel crop of the image above it, to the details. You would only see level of detail this using a loupe.

The video I linked is using my iPhone. How the dial appears to the naked eye under my LED ceiling spotlights is in between the video and these photos, in terms of "starryness" and impact, and the dial background looks blue but the copper oxide flakes sparkle so much that it appears blue-purple overall. The dial can even look completely black in very low light.
Fascinating! I love photography.

It’s too bad our eyes don’t see it like that all the time, it’s absolutely beautiful
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