I bought my second hand Milgauss in 2015. Its the black dial/clear crystal version.
Over the 5 years I have owned it the dial has moved from black-adjacent, to a distinctly dark slate grey. In other words, as it gets older its turning grey. It is hard to photograph, but I have seen more extreme examples reported in other forums. These are not mine or my photos but it shows where mine is headed:
It brings up a few questions for me
1. I want to keep it all original but it is moving away from the watch I bought and liked very much. I am not crazy about the orange grey combo but replacing the dial seems like a step too far as the second hand is also fading at its own rate and a new dial would look jarring...which then leads to replacing the second hand...soon it will be an horological ship of Theseus. What are your thoughts on conservation vs restoration in this case where the core of the colour values of the watch design are no longer in place?
2. Is this patina?
3.If this is patina, would it still be patina for another brand?
Thanks for your thoughts. And a gratuitous shot of mine at Wellington, FL a few years ago
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