Have done some reading and hopefully will be able to get some further assistance from those of you who post here regularly.
Probably a similar scenario as many, my father bought this watch for my mothers father in 1979.
Sadly my grandfather passed away several years ago and the watch was passed to me.
I dont know anything of the history when my grandfather was wearing it, only that he always wore it and was a fisherman.
Since I have had the watch, it has been serviced at a store several years ago as the watch stopped self winding (Nottingham, England).
As asked the watch repair guy if he could find a new crystal for the watch while it was being repaired.
Unfortunately when I went to pick the watch up, the bezel had been damaged, the watch repair guy told me their was nothing he could do about it.
So...... I decided to see if I could refurbish the watch myself and started to look for part, some which I have found (am waiting for an email to be returned to me to confirm that the parts are correct rafflesdials).
A few things that hopefully I can get direct answer
1/ Can someone suggest a good quality phosphorous make of paint I can buy to touch up the original phosphorous as you cant see anything on the watch face in the dark
2/ Someone has badly damaged the watch back face i.e. I can only imagine one of my Uncles attempted to open the watch sometime in the past, without used the correct tool and they have destroyed some of the 'teeth' im hoping there is something I can do to restore these
3/ Is their a possibility that the replacement crystal that the repair guy used diameter was too big hence damaging the bezel, I cannot find the same bezel anywhere. Im going to measure the crystal with a par of calipers to see its exact diameter and will post back.
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Appreciate any advice