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    Bezel lume dot

    Hello everyone.

    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!

    Alex

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    Re: Bezel lume dot

    You might be able to find a parts watch on eBay that has a similar bezel and replace it. Otherwise I wouldn't worry. A vintage watch should look that way in my view.

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    Re: Bezel lume dot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    A vintage watch should look that way in my view.
    Thanks, Ray. You know, I don't mind (and kind of like) that it has a few battle scars. That's the reason I don't want to replace the whole bezel to begin with. So, that's my challenge - - how to fix/replace the dot without replacing the whole bezel and losing some of its charm.

    I don't mind bumps and bruises, but I'd prefer it didn't look like something fell off
    Alex

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    Re: Bezel lume dot

    Maybe ask in the dive watch forum. Say we sent you.

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    Re: Bezel lume dot

    Will do. Thanks for your time, Ray.
    Alex

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    Re: Bezel lume dot

    I have seen lume dots for sale somewhere... I remember it as being ofrei.com but today I feel like the HAL 9000...

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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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