Hi guys. Need your advise. Got this old Saturn mainly for practicing... dirty inside out. First 3 photos show exterior, the movement before cleaning and the dial before.
Serviced movement to the best of my ability and got it moving just fine. Left it at +2 secs face up and +3 face down. Remarkably good positional error: a few secs between each position. Beat error 4.4 but this is not adjustable balance so I left it as it. Not bothered but it in this case. Now,
the dial was quite dirty with green rust around the perimeter. Had to be cleaned. Cleaning took away the lacquer around the edge cause it was quite damaged to begin with. You can see what I had end up with. All the black text and gold marks staying put. But the dial now is partially white partially yellowish. For now I have decided to keep it as is. You can see the end result. Questions: should I have left the dial as it was (dirty)? Should I finish it bu removing all lacquer and getting it to be white? The watch is quite beat up outside and a white dial will stand out... Should I keep it as is cause this beaten watch has a beaten (but somewhat clean) dial?
Please share your thought. Thanks!
And what is the lift angle on these? 44?