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Lemon juice dial wash or leave alone.

  1. jimdgreat1

    jimdgreat1 May 4, 2016

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    You may recognize this Connie from such posts as, Jim at the dog park, or my first vintage omega. Anyway I've worn it for a bit now after a service. The hands came back fabulous by the way. Any who, I still wonder if a lemon juice bath might be the last thing this old girl needs. What say you?
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  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 4, 2016

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  3. wristpirate

    wristpirate May 4, 2016

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    Looks nice as it is. I would be too worried about ruining it, so would leave it as it is
     
  4. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo May 4, 2016

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    I'd stay well away from touching that, if I were you!

    +1 to the two post above me :)
     
  5. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! May 4, 2016

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    Lemon juice is a weak acid.

    Need more be said? :whipped:
     
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  6. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 4, 2016

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    Looks like it was already cleaned in the past. Would definitely not mess with it further.
     
  7. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 4, 2016

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    Do Not Touch.
     
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  8. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix May 4, 2016

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    If the dial is not up to your standards, sell it and buy one that is.
     
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  9. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector May 4, 2016

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    Preferred use of lemon :thumbsup:

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    Seriously I am in the "leave" camp.
     
  10. jimdgreat1

    jimdgreat1 May 4, 2016

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    Another open forum I visit has a saying. First post nails it. :thumbsup:

    It actually looks worse in person. Not enough to mess with. Thanks everyone.
     
  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus May 4, 2016

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    The problem with cleaning a dial using any acid or even Windex is that you strip away the top coat. Yes, there is the potential to make it look nice for a while, but removing the top coat will expose the dial to even worse elements and eventually ruin it completely. If you're gonna attempt to clean it, you should know it's gonna work and you should have a way to put a protective lacquer back over it after it dries. Otherwise, buy a new watch if you want a watch that looks like new.
     
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  12. jimdgreat1

    jimdgreat1 May 4, 2016

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    Different shot of the damage. Thanks for talking me out of a restore. 20160504_102743-1.jpg