Thank you Dino! I chose tan because of how it harmonises with the aged lume of the hands.
Pics of the animal whence it came
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Again that color is the perfect pairing for that watch.
The problem with Patek isnt the availability of servicing, it is the cost of servicing. It starts at 4 figures and can easily go into the high 5 digits especially for vintage complications. Same with Vacheron. In theory yes they can handmake a part from scratch, but will the cost be ludicrous?
Yes, the cost will be very very costly if parts have to be made, although at least Patek, VC, AP and several other high end brands will do that for you. Some brands you are on your own once they run out of parts. Sure, there may be some great watch makers that can handle sourcing or making a part ...but thats not my point...its that PP, VC, and AP will do that for you and you are assured your watch is getting PP, VC, or AP parts.
Yes, its not inside the watch, but its embarrassing on a brand with such a great reputation for quality. They should eliminate the glued on medalion and just engrave the 1000 Hour info on solid case back.