Has this Military 3818A Dial been restored?

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Hi

I really like this Mil-W-3818A wrist watch-

But I am unsure if the -Dial has been Restored?-

The Dial's luminous paint looks fantastic but it is strange how the metal hands have quiet a lot of fading and patina but the Dial is immaculate.

I personally like all -original patina and untouched- even if there is fading.

Thanks so much

(I hope the image shows ^_^x)

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1955mercury
Posted November 1, 2014 - 7:56pm

That has to be a refinished dial. Usually if you look close enough you can find a little flaw in refinished dials. I can see a little black paint bleed over in the 5,6,10 and 12 and possibly the 7.

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Private Squirrel
Posted November 1, 2014 - 8:08pm

Mercury your Awesome and thank so much for the infomation!

I will get a cup of coffee and carefully check these areas !

kwl \^_^/

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William Smith
Posted November 2, 2014 - 12:32pm

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I'm a big fan of "As Found" even if there's a lot of patina.  Looks like the link to your pictures stopped working.  

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Private Squirrel
Posted November 8, 2014 - 3:28pm

Hi William

that is strange o.o

I am sorry.. :)

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1955mercury
Posted November 8, 2014 - 4:10pm

You must have deleted the image on photobucket Private Squirrel. I found out years ago, if you use photobucket to host an image you are going to post on another site, that if you delete it on photobucket it also deletes it on any site you've posted it on.

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Private Squirrel
Posted November 8, 2014 - 4:23pm

I hope i don't get in trouble for reposting the pic o.o

 

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Private Squirrel
Posted November 8, 2014 - 4:28pm

I forgot if this was the image :D

Is this the image?

Because i just got it from my photobucket library

*I better edit this i think there may have been  a reason.

 

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bobbee
Posted November 9, 2014 - 6:48am

No pics seen by me yet?