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david pierce
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Tom,
From the picture it looks like painted aluminum. When it was manufactured it was probably put on with a silk screen process. A shop set up for this can photograph the dial and make a silkscreen that exactly matches the existing dial. There is an old video on youtube about the Hamilton Watch Company. One of the segments shows them making their dials using this process. In their case these were enamaled dials so the paint contained finely powdered glass (glaze). It was then baked in a kiln.
Is that picture of you what you looked like in 1956?
david

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