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Pie Pan Dial. Is this a genuine factory finished dial or refinished?

  1. mjnoles1 Dec 4, 2022

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    The seller says it is a NOS dial, but is it really?

    Pie Pan Dial experts, I need help. Is this truly a genuine factory finished dial, or possibly a refinished dial?
     
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  2. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 4, 2022

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    Have you searched here on the forum for threads about how to spot a de-dial?

    We're happy to help put prefer those seeking help to have put a little work in themselves.

    And perhaps you could introduce yourself.
     
  3. Gui13250 Dec 5, 2022

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    Hi,
    First of all, is it some crack on the circumference of the dial? At 3, 12, 11 and between 4 and 5?
    Or is it normal finish?

    edit: my mistake, it seems it is normal
     
    Edited Dec 5, 2022
  4. bananapeanut Dec 5, 2022

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  5. mjnoles1 Dec 26, 2022

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    The high price could be on purpose for someone to make a similar assumption, the high price doesn't automatically mean it is truly a nos
     
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  6. mjnoles1 Dec 26, 2022

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    Sorry for delay response everyone.

    The reason I am looking at this dial is possibly to replace the dial on my dad's watch. He was the original owner of the attached watch in the photos that I am now attaching. Right when he received it, he got it refinished badly (he did it when it was new, so these were far from collectible back then). Fyi, I know the crown is not original to the year as I got it replaced recently when I got the watch serviced.
     
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  7. SkunkPrince Dec 26, 2022

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    I would consider sending that one for factory restoration in Bienne, Switzerland. For $1500, they will do a complete service, replace any incorrect parts with a correct replacement, and refinisih the dial properly. Paying more than that for an original replacement dial, which the linked one is, is perhaps not a good use of funds.
     
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  8. nkhandekar Dec 26, 2022

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    The dial in question has a lot of scratching around the verso of the central hole, which suggests to me that it has been fitted to a watch at least once, and this makes me question the NOS description.

    To my inexpert eye it looks good, but jolly expensive.