Seth Thomas face removal need help.

turboflyer

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I posted this of face repair but it’s a little vague.I am trying to remove the dial to fix some dents. I was able remove the mounting plate but to no avail. The dial is affixed and I do t know how. It is a gift to my sister and she is leaving Friday.
could sure use some help. Thanks

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Willie X

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I would recommend that you leave the dial as is.

Plain brass can be straightened by a pro; they know exactly how to use heat and dapping blocks to good effect. They probably wouldn't touch anything painted, like you have there though.

Willie X
 

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The white plates are fixed to the brass plate by some means. Very thin material. If I can separate the two I feel confident I can make it better. Well that is a guarded confident.
 

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If it is a separate piece, it's glued on. They drop off on their own sometimes ...
Recommendation remains the same.
:) Willie X

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The clock appears to be a modern reproduction of an older design. Everything looks good, so I would also vote to leave well enough alone. It's a chiming clock, so the likelihood is that the movement was made in Germany.
 

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It’s for my sister. I guess the best thing is to wait for Willies pic to happen. I will give her a warranty so when it falls off I will fix it
 

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If you don't say anything, she may not even notice it! Willie X
 
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