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Broad Question / My General Answer
In Response To: To relume or not ()

You ask a broad question, so let me suggest a broad answer, a general approach to the subject.

My usual approach is that it's OK to relume the hands, but the dial is usually better left untouched. Maybe there are exceptions, but it's hard for me to recall situations when a relumed dial does not detract from the watch.

As the old saying goes -- "It's only original once.", so I would hesitate to touch the dial of any vintage Heuer chronograph. Of course, different collectors have different approaches.



: Is there a general consensus regarding reluming of vintage Heuer?

: Do people value originality over aesthetics?

: I am thinking particularly of a 2447s where I think a quality
: "vintage" relume can make the dial look stunning
: compared to darkened dirty original lume.

: Would your view change if it was a rarer 2447s, say a double-signed
: dial or an early hex back? Does originality then become more
: important?

: Your views would be much appreciated.

: Andrew

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