This is my grandfather's Omega. Movement made in 1915 according to the serial number, and is running great considering its age. I took it to my watchmaker for service (wasn't serviced in many years), and trying to figure out what to do with the dial and hands (blued steel).
1. Dial is silvered, with lacquered numbers. Due to its age, the dial is oxidized. Unfortunately, this patina doesn't look great and makes it difficult to tell the time. I would prefer, if possible, to avoid re-dialing, so I am wondering if there is an alternative way of cleaning it. Silver cleaning solution? Baking soda?
2. Blued steel second minute hands show some discoloration and possibly rusting. What is the best way of cleaning them? Is it possible to custom-make these, or get them refinished?
Any suggestions would be highly appreciated! This watch has a lot of sentimental value for me, so I'd like to be very careful.