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  1. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Nov 24, 2017

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    Is there a formal definition of a gilt dial?

    I know there's gold gilt and silver gilt but are there other types of gilting?

    I guess my question is does gilt refer to the process (technique) or to the materials used or both?
     
  2. jakeh417

    jakeh417 Nov 25, 2017

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  3. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Nov 27, 2017

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    Well this thread was a big hit
     
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  4. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 27, 2017

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    Let me try ... Gilt = Application of gold to an object. However in the Rolex world it means as I understand it reverse black print on a brass dial plate. (So the brass letters show through the black dial.
     
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  5. Vitezi

    Vitezi Nov 27, 2017

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  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 27, 2017

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    "Print" with a metallic finish beneath the top color.

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  7. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Nov 27, 2017

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    Edited Nov 28, 2017
  8. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 28, 2017

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    Looks like gold paint over black paint. A pretty bad refinish.

    On the example below we can see how the black top layer has begun to deteriorate with the gold under layer showing through.

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  9. propervinyl

    propervinyl Nov 28, 2017

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    Could this deterioration have been caused by the radium in the hands? Just asking because of the location on the dial.
     
  10. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Aug 15, 2019

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    Reviving an old thread for a simple question. Is there such thing as a Gilt dial with a texture to it? If so, how can they reverse print that? Excuse my gilt ignorance!