Help with red sub dial

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Help with red sub dial

Joined: February 6th, 2017, 7:00 pm

March 8th, 2018, 10:02 pm #1

Hi guys,
Could someone verify the originality of this dial please?
On a 1969 1680.
If the dial is original any thoughts on what to do with the lumes
on the dial, as they are flaking away?
Cheers for advice
Paul
https://i.imgur.com/m5j8joe.jpg
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Joined: February 6th, 2017, 7:00 pm

March 11th, 2018, 9:14 pm #2

Anyone please??
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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

March 11th, 2018, 10:12 pm #3

Hi guys,
Could someone verify the originality of this dial please?
On a 1969 1680.
If the dial is original any thoughts on what to do with the lumes
on the dial, as they are flaking away?
Cheers for advice
Paul
https://i.imgur.com/m5j8joe.jpg
the dial appears to be an authentic Mk IV red writing Submariner dial.

The dial paint is lifting and flaking from the dial plate, and cannot be repaired easily. Rolex would replace the dial if the watch was presented for service, most likely with a white writing luminova service replacement dial.

The Mk IV dial is not correct for a 1969 watch...the correct dial would be a metres-first red writing dial. So, this could be an early service replacement dial fitted to a 1969 watch, or a red writing dial placed into an early watch.

The watch is not "right" as a 1969 Submariner.

MW
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Joined: February 6th, 2017, 7:00 pm

March 12th, 2018, 7:36 am #4

Kind of you to offer some advice Mike.
I’m now faced with the quandary as to whether or not to attempt to
have the paint touched up?? Presumably the majority of folks would advise
to leave the dial as it is. What are your thoughts Mike?
Paul
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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

March 12th, 2018, 3:44 pm #5

but Michael Young in Hong Kong may be able to help improve the dial and stabilise it.

His website is classicwatchrepair.com

Good luck!

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Joined: February 6th, 2017, 7:00 pm

March 12th, 2018, 9:50 pm #6

.....Many thanks Mike
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