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WTB: Dial for a white gold filled tank [message #12617] Fri, 19 June 2020 02:10 Go to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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This watch is perfectly wearable but I'd like to kick it up a notch. I'm considering refinishing and I wanted to first ask if anyone has a nice enamel dial. Thanks everyone!

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Re: WTB: Dial for a white gold filled tank [message #12629 is a reply to message #12617] Fri, 19 June 2020 14:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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All those figures on the dial should be hard enamel. If you are considering to send it out, you might just try to polish the dial yourself. Place a sunshine cloth on a hard flat surface and then gently go back and forth with the dial, following the lines on the dial already. Go slow, take your time and it should work. When done, wash gently with soap and water.

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Re: WTB: Dial for a white gold filled tank [message #12633 is a reply to message #12629] Fri, 19 June 2020 15:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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I can confirm that this dial type is tough and that you will have great difficulty damaging the enamel. The cleaning after you're finished is the most important part!
Re: WTB: Dial for a white gold filled tank [message #12636 is a reply to message #12633] Fri, 19 June 2020 16:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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I'd just send it to International. They knock these enamel dials out in no time. It seems like enamel dials go to the front of the line because they're so simple. And I think they have the best looking butler finish.
Re: WTB: Dial for a white gold filled tank [message #12654 is a reply to message #12636] Sat, 20 June 2020 19:20 Go to previous message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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Thanks to everyone for chiming in on this and I'll prob try cleaning it up myself and then International if that doesn't work. I still wouldn't mind buying a great looking dial.
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