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Repaint or relume ?

October 30 2017 at 2:39 PM
Paul   (Login GMTKiwi)
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Response to Vintage GMT repainted dial

Hey Ola,

A lot of value for an old sports Rolex is in the dial ..... and a 'repainted' dial certainly reduces value. If it's a fully repainted dial, a lot of collectors would reject the watch completely.

A 'relume' is a different story. This means the original dial is intact and correct but the plots have been touched up. Once again, a watch with a relumed dial will value lower than a comparable watch with a totally original dial. Some collectors will accept a relumed dial though, particularly if it's been well done and all else is ok.

And even with the crazy prices we now see for vintage sports Rolex watches, a late 60s GMT with a repainted dial is not worth 10,000 euros.

Any pics that would help us help you ?

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