Short story is that I used to do a bit of watch journalism as a hobby.
You (or someone) mentioned SJX. I'm a friend of his. More than once I've had my light tent set up on the bench next to his at watch fairs. There's a lot of dry humour in his watch blogs, which could easily be missed.
The squared-off hour hand was a signature feature of IWCs flieger watches for a long time. I'm sorry they abandoned it - I always liked it. It made them instantly recognizable in a sea of black dial pilot watches.