- Jan 23, 2011
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Mint original is of course more desirable than mint refurbished but if the refurbishment is done 100% accurately and executed perfectly, obviously not hiding some terrible mechanical condition or crappy internal restoration, I have no objections at all. It's just a watch dial to me, a few steps up from the crystal, many more steps up from the strap, but replaceable imo, like the quarter panel on one's car or the siding on one's house, which people don't blink at re-doing.What are your thoughts on refurbished dials? I've noticed the trend lately that a touched up dial is sacrilege; but talking to watchmakers, this was not uncommon as many people went through life with one or two watches.
The "sacrilege" thing is so bizarre. Far too many grimy, blistered, faded, spotted, etc. watches are being sold over-priced with the crappy dial being trumpeted as "vintage, original, untouched, with great patina!" as if that justifies the extra $$$. No, sir/madam, it's just an ugly old sad thing now that lost its charm and vibrancy decades ago. Hey, how's your fake tooth holding up, by the way?