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  1. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hopefully this is not against forum quidelines but just to double check if I am correct. This watch doesn't have any luminous parts that I can see so it doesn't or shouldn't have Radium in it? All markers and hands look to be made from same metal. Somehow have forgotten this to one watch box...
  2. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I'm not sure if this has been covered before in this forum, but I wound up with a rather large amount of vintage watch hands that have radium in them. It never bothered me before since I stay away from them and keep them in their glass vials and boxes and also keep them tucked far away in a...
  3. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi everyone, I have read this at many places that if you apply a layer of zinc sulphide over old radium, it will give off a permanent blue glow that would not require an external light source. Has anyone tried this? Is it successful? Pics of it glowing? There have been several discussions...
  4. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Was looking at buying a vintage Timex on eBay. Reads 4017-3164. Read that radium was banned in 1968 but was beginning to be phased out in early 60's. Anyone know if this particular model contains radium?
  5. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I wanted to ask hoping some watch experts or watchmakers could easy my nervers here. Maybe this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find any topics on this in particular. Lately I've been worried reading up on radium in vintage watches as it seems...
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    Selling my early 60's Favre-Leuba chronograph, radium dial with Valjoux 23 movement, 2 sub-dial version of the famed Valjoux 72. Watch is all original except for the crystal. 36mm in diameter not counting the crown, 19mm lugs. Watch is signed 4 times on dial, crown, caseback and movement. Case...
  7. Vintage & Pocket watches
    just picked up a vintage Eterna small seconds from the 40's on the Bay. I normally don't buy many watches from eBay because they are usually relumed or redialed altogether. But I was lucky enough to find an Eterna from the 40's with honest patina from a pretty reputable seller. It just shipped...
  8. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello. I am looking for a recommendation on a brand/model of geiger counter that I can use to test radiation levels in vintage watches ? (something that does not cost too much I hope) :-! If you have any info on the units that work on their own, and comparison those that plug-in to an iPhone...
  9. Vintage & Pocket watches
    A friend recommended that I get a UV light if I am going to keep purchasing vintage watches to be able to tell if the watch has been relumed. A couple of basic questions I have are - is there a light that most people recommend? Or does it not matter just any small one I can keep in my pocket? -...
  10. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Here is another piece from my personal collection, a Gruen Precision with a 17 jewel movement, autowind & calender systems. I even have the original Gruen storage box. This is a very accurate piece, and measures 33mm in diameter. I believe the "Ra SWISS Ra" dial markings means it had a Radium...
  11. Russian watches
    Hey there guys. I have been lurking on here for quite some time since I bought my first 1980s Slava. Now I am thinking of buying a Vostok Almaz from the 1950s. I know that some older watches have radium paint, and the one I am thinking of buying has white on the hands, but I can not tell if it...
  12. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Do these watches contain radium? The one of the right hand side is allegedly from 1965. Thanks.
  13. Clock world
    I'm aware of the dangers of radium dials and the associated dust. That said, I had a momentary lapse of reason when I got my vintage alarm clock (not a watch, sorry if it's not exactly on-topic) in the mail today and opened it up to wipe off the inside of the crystal. In my defense, I didn't...
  14. Russian watches
    Hi, just wondered if anyone could give me some pointers about which russian watches were equipped with radium dials? Is it difficult to find one in good condition? Are there any classics to look out for? I see that some Moscow models had radium dials, but does that account for all or just some...
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