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  1. darrenyap1997

    darrenyap1997 Feb 15, 2017

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    Hi guys when you bring your watch for servicing, sometimes they ask if you want to refurnish the dial, If i refurnish the dial, will it still be considered an original dial?
     
  2. brunik

    brunik Feb 15, 2017

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    I would keep the original form... personally i don´t like redials

    It is that bad the dial?
     
  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Feb 15, 2017

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    What sort of watch.
    How bad is the dial.
    What servicing department is making this recommendation.
    What country are you located in.
    Who is to do the "redial".

    Let's analyse this.
     
  4. arcadelt

    arcadelt Feb 15, 2017

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    When you say refurnish do you mean refurbish or refinish?

    Clearly, any change to the dial means it is not the original. If the watch is very old, then no serious collector would consider a refinished dial to be original and the watch will likely be worth less in their eyes, unless it very badly damaged and refinishing is the only option. However, those who are not particularly interested in the originality of a watch, for example some on eBay, might consider a newish dial more attractive and might therefore pay more as a result.

    Personally, if the watch is something reasonable or has any sentimental value, I would not have the dial refinished.
     
  5. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 15, 2017

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    If you buy a blue car and paint it, is it still the original blue paint job.
     
  6. Omeg@007

    Omeg@007 BLACK & ORANGE rule!!! Feb 15, 2017

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    It will remain original since they didnt replace it, but it will loose its value!
     
  7. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 15, 2017

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    It depends. In general I think its a very bad idea. However that is from a collectors point of view.
    A refinished dial is no longer considered original by collectors, and will reduce the value in the collectors market by a significant amount.
    If you have a tired looking watch you do not like and would like to have it look "like new" again, and on top do not care about money, value, history and such then you could consider it.
    I would normally only consider a refinish/redial if the watch has already been damaged/refinished.
     
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  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 15, 2017

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    Pictures help. you've gotten solid answers without them. Let's see the watch.
     
  9. Edward53

    Edward53 Feb 15, 2017

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    Answer: No.

    Here's another question you could ask. Is it ALWAYS a really bad idea to refinish a dial that doesn't look as if it's been through a nuclear holocaust?

    Answer: Yes.

    That's all the information you need.
     
  10. darrenyap1997

    darrenyap1997 Feb 15, 2017

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  11. darrenyap1997

    darrenyap1997 Feb 15, 2017

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    Here is the picture guys
     
  12. darrenyap1997

    darrenyap1997 Feb 15, 2017

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    I
    agree with you statement! Thanks so much! If I were to go for those vintage watches but with really nice or shiny new appearances, I would definitely get a cheaper refurbished watch from eBay (provided it's authentic)
     
  13. François Pépin

    François Pépin Feb 15, 2017

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    Hello,

    I cannot see any reason to have this dial refinished - regardless that I do not like redials generally speaking.
     
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  14. Mac5

    Mac5 Feb 15, 2017

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    Looks good the way it is. Why do you feel the need to re-do the dial?
     
  15. adi4

    adi4 Feb 15, 2017

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    I would personally not touch the dial. Maybe if you trust them they can lightly clean the dial if you really don't like it as is.
     
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  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 15, 2017

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    Clean up and movement service is all you need.
     
  17. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 15, 2017

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    You will be pleasantly surprised at what a good watchmaker can do for this. You don't need to refinish the dial.
     
  18. kkt

    kkt Feb 15, 2017

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    That doesn't look bad at all. I was expecting to see something cracked and chiped and looking like it was run over by a tank, but that would look fine on anyone's wrist who liked vintage watches.