Lemania 3300 to restore or not?

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    I would like to get some professional opinions on how hard would it be to restore this Lemania. I know this model is fairly rare but not sure if it is rare enough to be restored.

    The dial looks refinished to me and needs to be restored. Need advise on who can get it done. Preferably local in New York area.
    Stem and crown shouldn't be much of an issue as well as servicing movement.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Lemania 3300 to restore or not?

    If you are looking to re-sell it, then you can probably get a better re-dial done and pass it on. However, if you are a collector, you might consider holding onto it as a parts watch, or in the hope that you can find an orphaned dial. I don't think I have ever seen a re-dial of a triple-date that I found satisfactory and I think it might just be an exercise in frustration and wasted money.
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    Re: Lemania 3300 to restore or not?

    I’m guessing you have already read attached.
    I have a real soft spot for Lemanias and have repaired a couple. Patience and determination in finding the parts is required.
    They are always worth restoring however I would search for an original dial.
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/redi...al-3300.30144/

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    If you are looking to re-sell it, then you can probably get a better re-dial done and pass it on. However, if you are a collector, you might consider holding onto it as a parts watch, or in the hope that you can find an orphaned dial. I don't think I have ever seen a re-dial of a triple-date that I found satisfactory and I think it might just be an exercise in frustration and wasted money.
    Seriously doubt that I could find original dial for this model. I don't even see any complete watches for sale except one with totally insane price. I'm thinking to overhaul movement and just wear the way it is. After all this is not the most horrible re dial I've seen.

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    [QUOTE=Molliedooker;45541489]I’m guessing you have already read attached.
    I have a real soft spot for Lemanias and have repaired a couple. Patience and determination in finding the parts is required.
    They are always worth restoring however I would search for an original dial.
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/redi...al-3300.30144/[/QUOTmi]

    Do you mnd sharing how much did it cost to re dial the one you restored?

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    Re: Lemania 3300 to restore or not?

    For some reason I find it charming when a redial looks like it was actually done by hand, someone took a lot of time to do it as best as they could.

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    Re: Lemania 3300 to restore or not?

    I'm not sure what you mean by, 'this dial looks refinished and needs to be restored'.
    After it gets restored, it will still be a refinished dial.
    That is not desirable imo.

    I'd skip this one, but i'm all for originality. Not everyone is the same ofcourse.

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