This is going to be an ongoing history of the repair and servicing of this vintage Waltham so if the moderators wish to move this based on my initial post, that is fine. So I thought I’d share this soon to be story now at the beginning. I saw a post in my Facebook feed from a gentleman in australia whom was looking for someone to restore a vintage Waltham trench watch. As I do amateur watchmaking and specialise in vintage I thought I’d reach out to him personally. The expectation was that he would want the watch restored for himself. Upon talking with him, he was not looking to restore it for himself but pass it on to a new owner who would lovingly restore and wear it. We negotiated a very fair price and the watch was posted. Pics as shown. I got the watch yesterday and it’s a work of art. I checked out the movement and it only seems to be gummed up with age and oil. It was missing a crown but I have seemed to have sourced a donor movement and crown. Good to have some spares just in case. Will need to have a jeweller look at the hinge at some point but it closes tight, tight enough I need a caseback knife to get it off so no rush there. I plan on servicing it this week and waiting on parts to finish it off so it can be lovingly worn as per the owners wishes. So question to all of you here. The hands are radium and are blooming. Would you remove the lume and re lume with colour to make it age specific or just leave them and radium be damned? I am not selling this and want to wear it in my rotation.