Chris Heal FBHI watchmaker
chealwatch Ltd Watch Repairs 01797 260693
Oaklands Beckley Rye Sussex TN31 6TJ UK 
email: chealwatch@gmail.com

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Dial restoring from Chealwatch

Dial refinishing refers to the process of restoring a watch dial to its original appearance. Over time, when exposed to sunlight or moisture, watch dials (which are made of silver or silver-plated brass) tend to fade and oxidize, causing the dial to become unattractive or even unreadable.

Watch restoration process, dial refinishing is an art and a science, our 35 years of experience allows us to determine when refinishing makes sense and when it does not. Whenever a dial restoration is decided upon, we always take into account the original appearance of the dial, the correct size and font of the lettering, and so on.

Dials can be restored in a similar style to the original finish and appearance although in some cases our restorer may not have the exact plates for the chapter rings or name lettering and in that case we will be guided by the customers instructions. If there is any doubt in the customers mind regarding the final outcome of a dial restore then it may be better not to go ahead with the work as once to dial has been refinished then there is no going back to the orginal.

chealwatch Ltd will source the best dial restorer that can produce the finish that the customer would expect.

Dial restoring and watch service will cost approximately 160.00  depending on the type and style ( dials with batons are the most expensive as is a satin finish)

chealwatch ltd will restore a dial to customers written instruction and customer should not expect chealwatch to have knowledge of the original style and finish for any brand.
A picture or illustration of the customers requirements will always be helpful and if we are instructed to ' restore dial ' then we will finish the dial in our interpretation.

Here are some examples below:

Before                                                           After


Dial restoring and watch service will cost approximately 160.00  depending on the type and style ( dials with batons are the most expensive as is a satin finish)

Some quality dial recently restored  click on each dial for a larger picture

  

 

More examples click to enlarge

Before                  after