When you go through the auction sites, seeking to buy a vintage watch, it’s beyond a doubt that what will catch your eye are the pieces, which look as if they have rolled out of the factory only yesterday.

In some cases, these might be specimens, which survived a few decades in a truly immaculate condition. Sometimes you’re dealing with timepieces, which have never been sold. Or at least never have been worn by whoever bought them these few decades ago.

But in a vast majority of cases, these dials are repainted.

So, how to spot a redial? Well, that’s the good question, isn’t it?

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