pocket watch face - to clean or not?

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    pocket watch face - to clean or not?

    I have my Dad's 1916 Hamilton. the face is discolored -not sure if it's age/patina or dirt. I don't want to do any damage. Any thoughts or advice?
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    Re: pocket watch face - to clean or not?

    Hamiltons of this era are quite good watches. It is well worth servicing to keep it sound... assuming it is. If it isn't, get it fixed now as it only gets harder as time passes.

    The dial shows age. It should. No modern watch can have a dial like this. It adds character and is still quite usable.

    Welcome to vintage where patina is a good thing!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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