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    Default Dial Discoloration

    When I first saw the discoloration on this dial, I thought it was wear from the clock's hands rubbing on the dial, but after looking more closely, I think I have come to realize a lot of this type of wear is probably from the owner's hands (or fingers) when they set the time. Is that a more common cause of dial wear that looks like this? Also, is there a recommended way to clean this? I'm happy to keep is as is, rather than make it worse, but I'm curious about how much can be done without a complete redo...

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    Default Re: Dial Discoloration (By: gleber)

    I'm sure fingers do their share of damage. As well as hands pressed against a dial when setting the time, but, this looks more like maybe someone was cleaning the dial with a rag while trying to work around the hands and the cleaner left residue, unevenly, that developed the variegated patina.
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    Default Re: Dial Discoloration (By: gleber)

    Hmm, yeah, that makes the most sense given the pattern.

    Thanks for the input.

    Tom

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