I'm an amateur watchmaker, not a collector.
Now working on vintage Zodiac Rotographic (in stainless case). The dial (of creamy white color) has a beautiful patina. Definitely I'm not going to touch it.
Although luminous compound on the dial and hand completely deteriorated. And became to black flaky mess.
I'm concerned, that old degaraded lume will continue to damage the dial.
In other hand collectors prefer original look.
My question is on the title.
After close examination I can see that old lume was of orange color. As it was on my other Rotographic with black dial in gold plated case, I did recently (see pictures).
In that case, I had no questions, because original orange lume remain on the dial in good state.
I just relumed hands because after that hands match overall good state of dial.
Here is a bit different story. Aged dial. Even more aged hands.Does relume drastically impact vintage look of the watch?
Going to sell it on eBay when completed. Does it lower the price?
Thank you for any input!