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    Replacing a tired dial

    I've a Seiko from 1961 which has a simple but pretty silver sunburst dial. It's badly chipped in two places and I think it's continually crumbling away, making everything else dirty. The case isn't exactly mint, and the whole thing cost a minimal amount. Without throwing good money after bad, any suggestions for what my options are?

    Stopping the rot is more important to me than removing the blemishes.

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    If it were me, I'd remove the dial, gently clean it so as to not remove any more finish. Then I'd coat it in a water based or non reactive high gloss clear coat to stabilise it.


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    What a wonderfully sensible and clever idea, thank you. I'll look into that

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    No worries!


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