I wasn’t particularly bothered by either type of hands! In fact I think both of them are beautiful- but I have a slight compliant against the aperture of 5205r - if only the background color is black too it will be very cool!
I agree with all of your advice - 5205r being a Patek DNA watch and 5245r being a more innovative and adventurous one. I like to cover the base and eventually have a well rounded collection like all of you too! I haven’t made the decision yet and will see how I feel when I decide to pull the trigger