Rolex Sea Dweller dial, what should I do?

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Rolex Sea Dweller dial, what should I do?

Joined: June 27th, 2012, 4:01 am

August 16th, 2012, 9:30 am #1

What should I do?

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Joined: November 29th, 2011, 10:46 am

August 16th, 2012, 9:41 am #2

send to rsc for service and get a service replacement dial and hands?
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Joined: June 27th, 2012, 4:01 am

August 16th, 2012, 10:19 am #3

but its a rail dial, and wondering if any way of restoring it, or trash it.
Last edited by VintageRolexForum on August 16th, 2012, 10:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: January 17th, 2011, 5:43 am

August 16th, 2012, 11:58 am #4

What should I do?

Have Jack gently clean the dial, some of the water marks will probably come off. Have it re-lumed by him. I think it will look pretty good. I have had some dials re-lumed by Jack, and they all came out great. Just send him a few pictures, or better, send a set of hands for him to match to.

Glenn
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Joined: June 27th, 2012, 4:01 am

August 16th, 2012, 12:20 pm #5

could you send me his email? thanks
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Joined: August 9th, 2009, 2:14 am

August 16th, 2012, 12:52 pm #6

I have fixed similar in a few minutes. Fill a small glass with bleach drop the dial in it and wait a bit and empty the cup in a water filled sink. Do at your own risk but I've had tremendous success before with the tritium returning to bright white.
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CharlieMae
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August 16th, 2012, 2:23 pm #7

This is missing lume. No bleach is going to restore missing lume and even if it is moldy lume, you run the risk of the bleach eating away and decomposing the lume beneath, making the dial unusable. I have seen people also use a fine tooth brush in an effort to remove the top layer of the lume revealing the creamy color below. In my eyes, the lume is missing on this dial.

Will the OP please tell us if the lume is black from mold or missing completely?

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Joined: August 27th, 2011, 12:07 pm

August 16th, 2012, 4:46 pm #8

no lume there at all, surely?!
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Joined: May 4th, 2007, 9:34 pm

August 16th, 2012, 6:50 pm #9

What should I do?

The print is visible and the wear is even... just put it on a watch and enjoy
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Joined: May 25th, 2010, 5:13 pm

August 17th, 2012, 4:17 am #10

Maybe get some hands with the lume falling out and clean the lume out completely. I think that'd be a fun watch. Skeleton hands and outlined markers.
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