I recently purchased a vintage dive watch and took it to a local watchmaker to have it cleaned up a bit. The watch is missing the lume dot on the bezel. Now, I don't know if it originally had a bezel pearl (metal ring filled with lume and snapped into place) or a direct lume application. The watchmaker told me there was really nothing he could do about it. He said that if he painted a little lume in there it would just dry up and fall out.
I don't really want to replace the whole bezel with a generic one. Anyone here have any other suggestions/comments from past experiences?
Thanks in advance!