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Champagnesky

Restoring a damaged Heuer dial

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Hi! One of my mates got a vintage Heuer from his father and he wants to restore it to its glory days. What do you guys would recommend? Reprinting the dial completely? Creating a new custom dial? Or just removing the bigger dents and relume? Any recommendations on who could do that work are also appreciated.

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I would not touch it at all... The dial is the sole reason that watch, or any vintage chronograph signed, has a value. 

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I agree leave as is, lot of character in that dial ;)

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If you have the dial restored, you will loose money twice, once when you pay for the work and a second time when you want to sell. I love an old watch that looks old, it has a story to it.

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Ditto all of the above.

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Agree with the experienced chaps above. What a stunning watch with so much history.

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Thx for the replies, I hope your comments with make him reconsider. In that case he just needs to get it serviced. Any recommendations on who could service it in EU?

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Thx for the replies, I hope your comments with make him reconsider. In that case he just needs to get it serviced. Any recommendations on who could service it in EU?

For my vintage watches( gen rlx, yema ecc) I have had good experience with Harleysta91 a young Italian guy with lot of experience in vintage and with cheap price ;-) see on rwi Dolcevita Orologiaio.
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32 minutes ago, Dan71 said:
On 11/01/2017 at 10:39 AM, champagne-communist said:
Thx for the replies, I hope your comments with make him reconsider. In that case he just needs to get it serviced. Any recommendations on who could service it in EU?

 

For my vintage watches( gen rlx, yema ecc) I have had good experience with Harleysta91 a young Italian guy with lot of experience in vintage and with cheap price ;-) see on rwi Dolcevita Orologiaio.

thx buddy :)

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I don't agree with the collectors on this issue. I think a redial would be nice on that watch- it looks like it had some water damage at one and two o'clock. I'd peg that watch as an early 60s or late 50s and I think it's probably a V23 movement. I'd call this a pre-Carrera model. I've got a couple of similar watches- V72s and I'd loved to restore one and keep one original

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I ran across this watch on ebay with a restored dial- I think it looks nice and for a daily wearer, I see nothing wrong with restoring a watch.

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I don't have anyone in mind for doing a redial, but maybe someone would come up on a google search.

Maybe this would be a start- http://www.watchdialrestoration.com/index.htm

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18 hours ago, alligoat said:

I don't agree with the collectors on this issue. I think a redial would be nice on that watch- it looks like it had some water damage at one and two o'clock. I'd peg that watch as an early 60s or late 50s and I think it's probably a V23 movement. I'd call this a pre-Carrera model. I've got a couple of similar watches- V72s and I'd loved to restore one and keep one original

IMG_0452_zpsryb1iso9.jpg

I ran across this watch on ebay with a restored dial- I think it looks nice and for a daily wearer, I see nothing wrong with restoring a watch.

s-l16001_zpsdcavboya.jpg

I don't have anyone in mind for doing a redial, but maybe someone would come up on a google search.

Maybe this would be a start- http://www.watchdialrestoration.com/index.htm

These are some fine watches you have mate! 

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