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Re: International Dial news

#11 Post by Nookster » Thu May 26, 2022 3:16 pm

L&S is not good with white dials. They are good with silver or Coral dials. Sent the k-475 dials and were not as good as ID.
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Re: International Dial news

#12 Post by GreenBayStamps » Fri May 27, 2022 12:56 pm

Nookster wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:16 pm
L&S is not good with white dials. They are good with silver or Coral dials. Sent the k-475 dials and were not as good as ID.
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Re: International Dial news

#13 Post by randy van » Sat May 28, 2022 2:32 pm

Mark has some amazing NOS dials. I have snagged a few.

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Re: International Dial news

#14 Post by retroworx » Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:06 am

So all these many months later I am checking in to see where the community stands with dial refinishing now that the latest iteration of International Dial has closed.

1) Did everyone who had dials in with them successfully receive them back?

2) Rob Miller said that he was working on some new form of ID — any word on whether he is restarting or anyone else has purchased the business and plans to revive it?

3) What's the latest on the other options? Has anyone had recent experience with the other dial houses since ID closed? In particular, has the impact of ID closing extended the turnaround at the other shops significantly?
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Re: International Dial news

#15 Post by vintagehamiltons » Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:33 am

The latest from Rob. This was posted in several Facebook vintage watch groups:


As most people know I was once the owner of International Dial Co. I sold the business in 2019 before Covid and spent.6.months of 2019 training the new owners.
Health issues, covid and other reasons caused the business to close in 2022. I had to take possession of the physical assets which are now in storage. I personally cannot re-start the business at this time and most probably will not in the future as other interest have taken priority.
I AM willing to sell the assets or work out a lease arraignment which would allow someone else the opportunity to to enter the refinishing business on their own. This would include extensive training by me as well any support as needed.
The individual will need space from which to operate the business. I'm guessing 1500sq ft.
If you or anyone you know in the watch business would be interested, please contact me via PM
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Re: International Dial news

#16 Post by retroworx » Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:44 am

Thanks for the update, Tom.
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Re: International Dial news

#17 Post by Nookster » Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:53 am

Hope someone buys it but seems like a long and hard road back. Loss of clients, loss of confidence is hard to get back.
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Re: International Dial news

#18 Post by GreenBayStamps » Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:32 am

I think the learning curve to refinishing dials would be quite steep!

It would appear to be something you would need to apprentice at for some period of time to be good at.
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Re: International Dial news

#19 Post by Nookster » Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:12 am

The problem is, people complain about price. If you have ever taken the applied gold numerals off a dial and placed them back on is not all that hard, but is time consuming. Then times that by 5 or 10 a day. I’m sure it becomes a monotonous.
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