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  1. CLA05 Mar 24, 2021

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    Hi kind folks,
    Just wanted to pick your brains. I don’t love the burns on this dial. I know the word “redial” is a nasty, vile word, however I love the watch overall. What would you guys do...
    Sell, live with it or have it refinished?
    Thanks for your opinions!
     
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  2. Dan S Mar 24, 2021

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    I would live with it, but it it bothers you so much maybe you should sell it and buy one that appeals more to you. Refinishing the dial would totally kill the value.
     
  3. CLA05 Mar 24, 2021

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    For sure, thanks. I guess I just thought that it’s not worth a lot to begin with but...
     
  4. blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Mar 24, 2021

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    I'd live with it.
     
  5. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 24, 2021

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    Sell and buy one without something you don’t like. Plenty of nice watches the money made would buy.

    Never redial anything....
     
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  6. CLA05 Mar 24, 2021

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    I like that haha
    Yeah I think you’re right
     
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  7. SkunkPrince Mar 24, 2021

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    Send it to Rolex for factory service?
     
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  8. Scooterino36 Mar 24, 2021

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    Is this advice for watch collecting, pizza ordering or both?
     
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  9. CLA05 Mar 24, 2021

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    Well that’s interesting... I suppose they would replace the dial hmm
     
  10. omegawatchlover Mar 24, 2021

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    Honestly, this watch looks great! I'm a purist though... no redials ever. It's still worth something. So like others said, sell it and wait for something to come up. With watches, it's all about patience at least that's how I feel. Something better is always coming. Good luck
     
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  11. Benbradstock Mar 24, 2021

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    Absolutely don’t have the dial refinished. Interesting idea to see if Rolex could provide a service dial, but their reputation for not returning original parts (so the watch could be returned to original) sours the idea of it for me. Overall I recommend you bite the bullet, sell the watch, and be a lot more picky with your next purchase.
     
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  12. CLA05 Mar 24, 2021

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    Thank you all for your thoughts!
     
  13. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 24, 2021

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    Pizza has never lasted long enough to redial.....Grew up playing rugby with drinking and ending the night with a pizza and the quicker you eat the more slices you got was my philosophy ;) Mates used to call me Ricky Steamboat I could eat a hot pizza so quick after 10-20 beers
     
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  14. vibe Mar 25, 2021

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    That pretty white hue of a dial is really nice and uncommon. Enjoy it!
     
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  15. arktree Mar 25, 2021

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    it looks good! Live with it else sell if you hardly wear it
     
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  16. Smurfdiver Mar 25, 2021

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    Don't change a thing, guess the watch has radium on the hands.
    Must have sat unmoved for decades and you can see where the radioactivity actually burned the dial where they were sitting! It’s the kind of patina that makes some watch fans go nuts. The burns would have taken decades of staying in one position to produce.
     
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  17. CLA05 Mar 25, 2021

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    I have the opportunity to straight trade it for this...
    What do you guys think?
     
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  18. amcclell Mar 25, 2021

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    It is up to you but I think you would do better if you sell your watch and use the funds to purchase something else. There are many who would appreciate your Rolex, radium burns and all..
     
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  19. wolfrichter Mar 27, 2021

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    I'm not quite a fan of asymmetrical patina like the burn as well, but it is still far better than a redial to me.
    Also I do love the look of the rest of the dial, so I think a redial would be quite a shame. If you plan to actually sell it at some point... dibs :D
     
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  20. Rado63 Apr 2, 2021

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    Since you ask " what would you do"? I will offer my opinion. I would send photos to a vintage watch dealer and discuss the valuation of the piece. If I had to send photos or pay for the service I would get knowledge of the value and collectability of the watch in the "as is condition." Depending upon what I learned from the valuation and collectability it will guide it will guide me as to how much restoration I would do. This isn't an uncommon watch but the dial could be uncommon. Hence you need to know about the "as is" condition because if you decided to repair to like new, that dial and hand set are likely not be available. So how does replacing these parts effect value and collectability.? My 02.