I have just recently become interested in learning about vintage watches, and after spending the past week stalking these forums, there is definitely endless amounts of knowledge and experience to learn from here.
Before I buy my first vintage watch, I really want to learn as much as I can so that I can recognize a deal/rip-off. My question is, how do I know if a watch has been redialed and if so, how do I know if it is a good redial. I have read other threads on this, but what is not clear is how one finds a high quality photo of the original watch dial to compare the two? Do you just do a google search? I know of the omega vintage watch database site, but even there, it shows only one example for a certain year, movement, etc. and then im unsure if the dial color is original, or if the fine details (e.g. the swiss made at bottom) are different for different dials. Any help/advice in getting better at recognizing redials from original and bad redials from good ones would be appreciated.