I've checked an advertisement I have and Sam is correct about the hands, the correct hands are shown in the one shown by Accutronredux.
As to finding a watch with a better bezel, that could be a long search. I looked at a lot of them before I bought the one I have and all of the bezels were chewed up. Mine isn't perfect by any means but was about the best one I could find.
I would have no idea what it would cost to have the bezel refinished.
Who is John Galt ?
Dials can be refinished for $50 or less so I would not expect the bezel to cost much.
What we seem to have here is a dial from a standard model Astronaut from approximately 1964. A factory correct Astronaut model O or T would have a dial with applied markers at the hour positions and applied "ACCUTRON" lettering. The only difference between Models O and T is the color of the dial. A third variation of the Day/Night Astronaut would have had a luminous seconds hand and black dial with applied markers. This from the Astronaut Variant Guide but what the guide doesn't tell is that none have a Swiss serial number although some may have Swiss made parts or movements. I would expect to see a movement marked 2142 rather than 214HN in a Day/Night with a date code as late as N1.
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