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Vintage Dial Restoration Question

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:50 pm
by Darkmatter35
I currently have a vintage 1966 Omega Constellation out for restoration. The dial paint has bubbled over the years. The restorer says that it needs to be refinished or else the chipping paint could contaminate the movement. Is this true or is it BS? Personally I think its BS but I really don't know. I really would like to keep the bubbled dial look.

Cheers!

Re: Vintage Dial Restoration Question

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:12 pm
by watchdoc
He's telling you the truth, as unfortunate as it is.

Re: Vintage Dial Restoration Question

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:21 pm
by Darkmatter35
aahhhhh sighh. Thanks for the reply!

Re: Vintage Dial Restoration Question

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:16 pm
by watchdoc
If you've used the guy before it'll probably turn out ok, but if all you're gonna do is flip the watch, tell him no and let the new owner deal with it.

Re: Vintage Dial Restoration Question

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:34 pm
by JerseyMo
watchdoc wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:12 pm
He's telling you the truth, as unfortunate as it is.
ditto!

Re: Vintage Dial Restoration Question

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:08 am
by nickmicz22
Since the dial is not adding anything to the value of the watch would he be willing to top-coat it with a clear lacquer to seal it as-is?

Re: Vintage Dial Restoration Question

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:51 pm
by watchdoc
That'll sometimes work also without changing the "bubble" look, at least for awhile.