I just won an auction for a Timex diver, and I'd like some help figuring out if there is radium paint on the dial, as I would like to open the watch to clean up the dial and hands.
Some info from the seller's listing:
Age: Vintage (1971-1983)
Movement: Mechanical Hand-winding
“It has a blue dial with white radium #'s & GT markers & outer graduation marks, silver tone /radium hands a center sweep second hand.”
To the best of my knowledge, Timex stopped using radium in the 1960's. The seller is either mistaken on the presence of radium, or the date the watch was built. Anyone out there with some insight?