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  1. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Oct 31, 2020

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    I know, I know: only original once. Fact is that the hands of this one are for sure not original lume and I have my doubts about the rest. Idea is to send the hands to James Hyman anyway but what about the rest? The longer I look at the lume the more doubts I have. Some pics: (also - for fun - James' recent work on a 1016)
     
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  2. JwRosenthal Oct 31, 2020

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    Can’t speak to the debate on the UG, but that explorer dial should be archived as an example of absolutely when to relume. Stunning outcome!
     
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  3. bgrisso Oct 31, 2020

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    Tough to say on the left, dial could be original lume. I would only relume the dial if the dark color really bothers you. You could probably go a bit lighter on the hands, they often don’t match the dial. What Cal is this?

    I would relume everything on the right.
     
  4. Zapatta Oct 31, 2020

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    After seeing 1016, would go for both dial and hands! Just wow!
     
  5. Diabolik Oct 31, 2020

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    I cannot praise James Hyman enough. He does a great job !
     
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  6. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Oct 31, 2020

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    285!
     
  7. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Oct 31, 2020

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    Right is no question for me: full relume.
     
  8. bgrisso Oct 31, 2020

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    i have a set of these hands with orig lume, but it's for a cal 281, I assume the one on the left is larger diameter?
     
  9. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Oct 31, 2020

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    Both are 36mm. James can perfectly match the hands and the dial.
     
  10. jaguar11 Oct 31, 2020

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    I would be tempted to go for all.
     
  11. bubba48 Oct 31, 2020

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    Don't touch the dial.
     
  12. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 6, 2020

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    The dial is fair at best. The hands and the rest would make me nuts. Relume by a good practitioner plus a full service.
     
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  13. zwjk Nov 6, 2020

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    I would just leave UG as is. A relume would not match the patina of the dial and it would be an obvious relume.

    However, it is a different story for the 1016 dial as it was in good condition in the first place albeit the lume was bad.
     
  14. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer May 11, 2021

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  15. Oku May 11, 2021

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    Colour is pretty close to originally aged :thumbsup:

    For comparison: DSCF1220 - Kopie.JPG
     
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  16. jumpingsecond May 11, 2021

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    Relumed looks better :thumbsup:
     
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  17. JulianK May 11, 2021

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    Amazing result! There is definitely an argument to be made as well if lume isn't stable and/or flaking off.
     
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  18. bgrisso May 11, 2021

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    I think they look great, enjoy !
     
  19. vujen May 14, 2021

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    I only see now this thread! Old lume looked ok to me, it should be radium.