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Thanks Mauleg this is exactly the kind of thing I am looking for. My early research suggests (and your post back it up that many dials are restorable. for a reasonably intelligent clock man. At the very least it's a good idea to know what can and cannot be done. Still more research needed such as identification of dial type such as painted, paper or enamel and possible repair / renovation techniques.
thanks S.B quite possibly as yet I am still appraising what's what. however there are many clocks around with very poor dials so some knowledge can only be to the good.I would suggest that dial repair is probably way down on the list of priorities in the learning process. I've only had two in my career that I thought absolutely needed to be fixed.
Wow, only two dials in your career ?I would suggest that dial repair is probably way down on the list of priorities in the learning process. I've only had two in my career that I thought absolutely needed to be fixed.
If you're good with Photoshop, or have a pristine dial to copy, this could be feasible. You certainly see a lot of character pocket watches on auction sites where the dials appear to be new while the cases/hands/dials do not. I think it's generally better to retain the original dial with the watch or clock in case the next owner prefers that over a replacement. In any case, the replacement should never be done to deceive.Do any of you know about restoring paper printed character clock and watch dials? Isn't it possible to digital copy a perfect dial to reapply to the old dial?
I don't do dials for customers. I'll recommend places for them to go, but won't do the work myself, or be the middle man.Wow, only two dials in your career ?
I must be in the dial graveyard, on this end of the country. I've had to do a slew of dials. Usually, it is the customer who requests it. I have to agree with them. Dan McCann does most of my dial work.