I've been looking online trying to find the best dial reconditioning/refinishing and re-luming company that's located here in the US. I've run across many different companies who claim that they offer excellent quality workmanship. Out of the many dial reconditioning/refinishing companies in the United States, two companies are always mentioned and are the most famous for this sort of job. The first is Kirk Dial of Seattle, Washington and the second company is the International Dial Co., Inc. of Wilmington, Ohio.
I couldn't find any information about Kirk Dial of Seattle. Does anybody know whether Kirk Dial has a website? Has anybody in here used them? What can you tell me about their workmanship and service? There's also "another" Kirk Dial that's located in California, but the California location is called Kirk Rich Dial Corporation and is NOT related to the Kirk Dial of Seattle. I'm NOT interested in Kirk Rich Dial that's located in California.
The dial reconditioning/refinishing company that's called the U.S. is International Dial Co., Inc. of Wilmington, Ohio claims to do the same things that Kirk Dial of Seattle does....that they can recondition/refinish and re-lume any watch dial and hands. I've heard very good things about this particular company from reading some of the posts in here on this website. My only problem here is that my watchmaker doesn't use this particular company for any of their dial and hands reconditioning/refinishing and re-luming work. My watchmaker instead uses Kirk Dial of Seattle, Washington. He states that he's been using Kirk Dial of Seattle for many years and that Kirk Dial does excellent work. I don't know whether or not to believe this though? I need proof in order to establish this conclusion.
Which one of these 2 dial reconditioning/refinishing companies do you think does the "best" and the "highest quality" workmanship? Which one of the 2 would be the "BEST" choice? The reason why I need to know this is because my watchmaker has been using Kirk Dial of Seattle for the last many years and he claims that they are very good. I don't take his word for this only because I've heard a few people complain about the lack of communication that Kirk Dial of Seattle has with their customers. Also, I don't know whether or not Kirk Dial of Seattle does excellent quality work. I have no proof of this other than my watchmaker's word. I would like to get solid proof from others who have used Kirk Dial of Seattle that this particular company does excellent dial and hands reconditioning/refinishing and re-luming work and that they're also "meticulous" in their workmanship.
If I ever decide that I want to get any of the dials and hands reconditioned/refinished and re-lumed on my Bulovas, my watchmaker said that he will send out the dials and hands to Kirk Dial of Seattle. Will Kirk Dial of Seattle do an excellent job reconditioning and re-luming the dial and hands on my watch?
Which of these 2 companies that I mention here have excellent quality workmanship and would be the most meticulous in reconditioning/refinishing and re-luming a watch dial and hands? Kirk Dial of Seattle or International Dial Co., Inc. of Wilmington, Ohio?