Mercedes or Snowflake?

I see that the Tudor Snowflake hand gets a lot of hate. Having been through an Explorer, a Submariner and now a Pelagos - I have some experience. And.. I just don't get it?.. The snowflake hand is so clear and purposeful. Makes the mercedes hand look too fussy and shiny. So my vote goes to the snowflake. How about you?
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I am not a unique and beautiful snowflake. The Tudor ones are not beautiful either. It looks like a seconde/seconde low resolution pixelation of the Mercedes hand, or like one that was beaten with a straight-edge.

I used to love mercedes and hate the mace (snowflake? It's clearly a medieval pole arm!)

Later, the mace grew on me and I fell out of love with the mercedes.

Nowadays I like both. Not on current Roleces, since they're too blingy for my taste and not tooly enough. But the old ones, or many other brands, mercedes is a classic.

Rambling follows: It's a clear lineage. Trench watches needed legible hands, got cathedrals. Rolex needed legible hands, so they simplified cathedrals to mercedes. Then Tudor pushed the utilitarism even further by coming up with the massive "snowflake". Each of them is good, if done well.

Give me Mercedes!

Snowflake hands for me. Particularly love the patina鈥檇 yellow ones on the old Tudor subs, especially the blue dial version 馃槏

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I used to love mercedes and hate the mace (snowflake? It's clearly a medieval pole arm!)

Later, the mace grew on me and I fell out of love with the mercedes.

Nowadays I like both. Not on current Roleces, since they're too blingy for my taste and not tooly enough. But the old ones, or many other brands, mercedes is a classic.

Rambling follows: It's a clear lineage. Trench watches needed legible hands, got cathedrals. Rolex needed legible hands, so they simplified cathedrals to mercedes. Then Tudor pushed the utilitarism even further by coming up with the massive "snowflake". Each of them is good, if done well.

Very well put analysis of the evolution of handsets.

The Oris pointer date big crown is a lovely modern example of the cathedral hands.

Snowflake with square indices, Mercedes with round indices.

I really do like both. Both serve a practical purpose, or at least used to. The only thing I don't like is when other brands borrow the Mercedes hand.

Both are equally hideous.

Never a snowflake.

Never.

My main complaint about the snowflake is that it's flat at the end. If it came to a point, I would like it a lot better. Of course, with the point, it would look less like a snowflake, and more like the North Star.

Here is a drawing I made with MSPaint. Forgive the crudity of it.

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I would like something similar to this design much better. I prefer to have the hands actually point to the indices.