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#1 HarryHeffernan

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:24 PM

Hey guys and gals I’ve got a watch here that’s been water logged and looks like rusty water has stained the dial. Is there any way of cleaning it up?
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#2 SteelCityShoes

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

You can get replacement dials.
I’d try cleaning it first though. White vinegar and a toothbrush should get rid of rust, but I’m not sure how it will react with the dial, I’ve never done it to a watch before.
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#3 HarryHeffernan

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:44 PM

You can get replacement dials.
I’d try cleaning it first though. White vinegar and a toothbrush should get rid of rust, but I’m not sure how it will react with the dial, I’ve never done it to a watch before.


Yeah it’s a friend of mines watch and isn’t really worth anything so wanted to try and stay away from replacing the dial. I’ve got movements for it in the shop already so don’t need to order any parts for it

#4 Count Muppet

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

If it’s for a friend, have a look on eBay for a used one and change the face over. It looks to be an early 80’s model but they still come up for around £15-20.
Get a tube of poly watch for the Perspex too. You’ll be amazed how nice they come up.
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