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@Bob Tascione wrote:

I’m not brave enough to start trying to use an abrasive as I’m just about positive that would upset the satin finish

Hi Tom,
I think that’s a wise move. With painted or plated metal dials I do nothing beyond a very gentle cleaning with mild dish soap and sometimes not even that. The dial refinishing companies can repaint these metal dials but that can sometimes impact the value of a watch. There are some people out there that do good dial restoration work but not being one of them I refrain from doing anything to a dial beyond occasionally attaching feet or loose numerals.

Hope this helps!
Bob

Thanks Bob and david:

This watch is probably not worth the cost of a restoration. However, perhaps I can find a replacement somewhere.

Later,
Tom

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