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This looked like a zombie apocalypse survivor at the early morning boot sale; mind you, most of the people at early morning boot-sales look like zombies. However, it prompted the theme for the thread because, having given it a shave and a haircut and some new duds, it now is fit to be seen at pre-death gatherings.......
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OR IS IT????!!!!!

PS. to be fair, it just needed cleaning up and a new mainspring.
 

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Is that how the dial was under all the scratches or did you have it refurbed?
If you are referring to the 1929 Bulova - that is the original dial. It was quite dirty but cleaned-up well and polishing the numerals made a big difference.
 

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I suppose these were totally dead.The Aquastar is what got me into this hobby
 

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I'm not quite sure what makes my eyes hurt more, the damaged dial or the redial. Not like I don't think that sometimes a proper restoration isn't the only option, but there are redials that are hard to tell from the real deal, and then there are examples of how the restorer didn't put one ounce of effort into their work. With the numerals just sinking in paint, and the poorly done 1970s font on a 1940s watch, that's one of the latter.
 
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