So, I was in Lidl today and picked up this 'all stainless steel' watch for €8.99. Following forum member 'angelo''s excellent tutorial post about how to relume, I bought the watch for exactly this purpose. To try - for the first time - to do some lume work. Here is the watch:
So far, my idea is:
1) Add lume to the dial. First to the small indices beyond the markers. And then to the markers/numerals. Can these be painted/lumed directly, or do they need primer?
2) New hands. I'll probably put Mercedes hands on them, unless better ideas?
3) The bezel. I hate it. The paint is unprotected and already flaking off. Perhaps I can put some kind of sealer on it? Unless you guys have better ideas? I will put a lume dot on it using epoxy. Maybe I will drill a point for this.
4) The bracelet is approaching unwearable. I'm thinking a nylon strap..?
Anyway, I would love to hear any ideas/suggestions for this watch. Like I said, it was €8.99 so frankly I do not care about it - but would love to learn a thing or two.
Thanks for reading!