This Rolex from around the World War 2 era needs a little tender loving care. It’s one of the earliest airking models to be made by Rolex. The war, aircraft, pilots and timekeeping as their source of inspiration for the airking models.
Thought the word ”restoration” means getting something back to its original state/appearance. Turning that dial into a fake ”California” dial is hardly that. It’s making this watch something that it never was.
The guy seems to do generally decent restoration work, but that’s the second time that I saw him get the dial/hands wrong. Previously, it was a bad relume job on a JLC, with no attempt at all to tint the lume. Now, an incorrect redial.
I can understand RESTORING a badly damaged dial. I just can’t stand for that, though. Fuck his claptrap in defense of creative diarrhea.
I always hope for the best. Experience, unfortunately, has taught me to expect the worst.
Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Rule of Acquisition no.285