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Patina, or restore?

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A third option which leaves the original dial intact would be to switch for a dial in better condition like this one on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/2297184..._home_active_6

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Not a huge improvement but for only $3 + shipping not too bad. All printing appears to be intact. You should be able to get any decent watchmaker to switch the dials for a fraction of the cost of restoration (if you could find a restorer interested).

 

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The cost of a professional refinish would be more than a mint example would cost!

For three bucks and looking at how bad your dial is I would buy the donor watch as Schnurrp suggests.

I like patina as long as it's even but yours is not.

 

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Hi guys,

I believe that the major problem is this: Not many restorers have graphics for Russian watches. So the group of craftsmen narrows down.

I restore dials professionally but If that was my watch I would go with patina.

Also I stand for dial no 1. It is better than the second one (with better numerals) because of its three-toned surface.

 

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