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I am greeting this Monday with the A-506 since it came up in another thread. On this one, the linen textured dial has turned a bit yellow. Can the textured dials be cleaned like any other?

 

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Can the textured dials be cleaned like any other?
I think so Dave, but it takes some care in doing so to not over do it.

Here's a before and after of the Arnold I have for sale...

You can tell in this shot that the textured dial was yellowed... like a shellac finish was on it.



In the after shot, the yellow is pretty much gone. The trick is in not removing the printing too. I use an ultrasonice jewelry cleaner full strength, work it with my finger tip or q-tip, and then rinse well with water. I find using slightly warm water is better than hot. Hot water will definitely remove too much too fast. Multiple cycles seem to work best (vs. trying to do too much too fast). You need to stop if the lettering is impacted. It's really a judgement call, as a consistent yellow dial may look better than a splotchy yellow and white dial. It may take 10 cycles to get the yellow to go away but after 5 you might be thinking, "why did I try this?". I would recommend only trying it with dials you're willing to get refinished until you get the hang of it.

 

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Langdon today.
 

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Dicken's for me today:





Since I have a hard time telling the time when I wear this watch, I'm beginning to think I need to clean this dial. Or at least apply a rubber eraser to the numerals. :001_rolleyes:

Mark
 

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Chanticleer Alarm today.
I am not sure I have seen this model in photos before. Very cool! Like the indicators in the dial and the sectioned dial as well!:thumbup1:
 
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