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    Help with vintage diver question

    I know on Rolex models collectors want an a original watch sometimes the dirtier the better but on a regular divers watch does it hurt the value to maybe have the lume redone on the dial and hands ?

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    Re: Help with vintage diver question

    Any alteration hurts the value. If it's done nicely, not as much, but just like a re-dial, it rarely comes out like the original, if at all
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    Re: Help with vintage diver question

    I think it maybe it is a early 70's Squale Blandford SA dual crown super compressor case with an eta automatic just serviced this week . It does have a blue/white bakelite bezel and the dial is a beautiful sunburst blue . The original patina on the dial is awesome but on two of the hands the lume is missing completely.

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    Re: Help with vintage diver question

    Missing lume in the hands affects value. Beyond that, we will need more information if you really want us to help you. Please provide detailed high resolution photos from all angles including the inside. Size? Depth rating? Case shape? Squale did not use actual supercompressor cases to my knowledge; most likely it is just a standard two-crown Squale case (is it the cushion shape case?).

    It is extremely difficult to give advice based on vague descriptions, especially from someone who is not an expert. Often, we get questions like this, and then the OP finally posts a photo, and we can immediately recognize all kinds of problems with the watch. So hypothetical advice is not particularly helpful. You claim that your only concern is missing lume, but these watches often have missing or non-original parts that are bigger problems than some missing lume.
    Last edited by badbackdan; April 30th, 2018 at 04:37.
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    Re: Help with vintage diver question

    You are correct it is the dual crown cushion case.

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