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    Lume... slapping it on the dial

    I have just ordered one the pre mixed syringes of lume paste from flea bay. Does anyone have experience in using them? How easy are they to use.
    This is the watch in question.



    The hands have good lume but there is no lume whatsoever on the dial so I want to add dots where the lume dots should be. I wonít touch the hands.
    I am happy taking the dial and movement out of the case, no issues there.
    Cheers
    John
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 20th January 2021 at 19:13.

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    What an interesting crown assembly! Is it a hip flask watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    What an interesting crown assembly! Is it a hip flask watch?
    Ha if only!

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    Speak with a recommended relumer and ask for lume sample photos and references.

    Cheers

    Bry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry1975 View Post
    Speak with a recommended relumer and ask for lume sample photos and references.

    Cheers

    Bry
    To be honest I would like to do it myself, this watch is not worth much and in theory it should be a simple job as itís only dots

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    Practise on printed paper dots similar size, you need the correct lume flow also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry1975 View Post
    Practise on printed paper dots similar size, you need the correct lume flow also.
    Cheers for the tip!


    P.s. I have not forgotten about the custom project, I just need to work out how to get the dims and design.

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    Brave man having a go at this. Imagine when you're trying to get your drop of lume right in the middle of the plot and if you place it in any way wrong it will be impossible to recover.

    Find someone who paints those little model wizards and stuff as a minimum!

    I've got my fingers crossed for you though, good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 200mwaterresistant View Post
    Brave man having a go at this. Imagine when you're trying to get your drop of lume right in the middle of the plot and if you place it in any way wrong it will be impossible to recover.

    Find someone who paints those little model wizards and stuff as a minimum!

    I've got my fingers crossed for you though, good luck.
    Thatís the joys of the watch, the originals donít have the same level of finishing found now as the were a mass produced product made in haste.
    The odd sh1te lume plot wonít look out of place.
    Itís only a dot as well.
    Once I have nailed this I might try to relume my Patek Phillipe. Once you do one, you can do them all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Once I have nailed this I might try to relume my Patek Phillipe. Once you do one, you can do them all...
    It just can't be that difficult can it.

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    I would love to know how it's done at the watch factories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffe View Post
    I would love to know how it's done at the watch factories.
    I think they have specialist gnomes that lume the dials after the magical elfís have made the watch.

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    Reluming isnít my speciality, I often relume hands but I donít like reluming dial plots because rgereís too much scope for things to go badly.

    I use the Bergeon kit which contains powdered lume, lacquer and solvent. Itís vital to get tge consistency correct and this varies depending on the job. Itís tricky and you need to practice to get the hang of it. Tge Bergeon kit includes an applicator which is like a large oiler, I use a smaller one for some jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Reluming isnít my speciality, I often relume hands but I donít like reluming dial plots because rgereís too much scope for things to go badly.

    I use the Bergeon kit which contains powdered lume, lacquer and solvent. Itís vital to get tge consistency correct and this varies depending on the job. Itís tricky and you need to practice to get the hang of it. Tge Bergeon kit includes an applicator which is like a large oiler, I use a smaller one for some jobs.
    I have ordered a pre mixed syringe of lume, itís winging its way to me currently, I will see when it arrives
    I think practicing on some card first is essential.
    As I say itís 13 dots I plan to do. Nothing more complex than that, I am not sure I have the skills to do the dots to be honest but it you donít try you will never know.

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