Replacing worn-out detail on watch face

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  1. Britannicus

    Britannicus Registered User

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    I have to say I'm pleased with this - created a transfer to fix a watch dial where numbering had worn off -when I tried to clean it - everything just came away.

    Left - what I started with

    1 from left - after cleaning, most of the numbers just wiped off, so removed all numbering

    2 from left - with new transfer on - My print wasn't perfect so numbers slightly misaligned - easily put right on next attempt. I created the print using Visio, then printed using an inkjet printer to water slide decal paper, using an acetate varnish to fix the ink.

    right - close up on fine detail

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Albert Antonelli

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    [​IMG]Thanks - I re-worked the image and this was my final result
     
  4. pocketsrforwatches

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    Looks great! Nice job.
     
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    It looks like you have a software that you use to adjust the diameter of the number ring.
    Pretty nice job!
     
  6. RJSoftware

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    Some irony with the name "FINETTI". Doesn't Finetti mean "done" in Italian? So you're "done" with your watch titled "done"... :)
    (awesome job!)
    RJ
     
  7. Britannicus

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    Didn't know that RJ :) - was just the name on the original - according to Mikrolisk, it's registered to Schwob Freres & Co.
     
  8. RJSoftware

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    Well, I was close but wrong.
    finished = finito
    done = fatto.

    Ok, I'm a fatto....(?) ...


     
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