What would you Do to Bring It Back to Life ?
if money is no object, then better to wait and buy one that is all original, not needing so much reworking and/or repro parts?Movement service.
Replace bezel insert, either NOS, or high quality repro whilst looking out for a genuine one.
Relume dial and hands, but I'd think long and hard before deciding who to send it too, I'd want the very best workmanship, money no object.
IMO I think the original Lume has just rotted/decomposed so really not a lot can be done with it ? again jmo having messed with old Lume on dials.In all seriousness, this raises a question I've had for a while. We can buy stuff to whiten enamel on our teeth, and various other aged materials can be 'bleached' (term, not chemical) to look whiter/lighter than their age otherwise leaves them. It makes me wonder if there isn't something out there that can be used in these situations to do something to just the lume to lighten/brighten it?