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Hi all,

I have this 6309-7040 which has some "wabi" on the dial which seems to be darkening a little more since this picture was taken. So I am considering a relume perhaps in a vintage cream - I think Duncan (Cannop) showed one a little while ago. I also have a set of original hands to relume with it.

So the question is should I take the plunge or is this an irreversable sacrilige?!

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I had mine relumed by James Hyman via Duncan (Cannop) and feel very happy with the quality it was done


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I have a couple of 6105's relumed by James, so that is where it would go if I make the leap!
 

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well i love all original..but if you like lume..i would do it...it is all personal preference...it looks great just like it is...
 

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I think it looks fine at the moment and matches the overall condition of the hands and insert.

If anything I think that the bracelet is wrong! Looks just too shiny and modern for the rest of the watch........sorry I digressed :(
 

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Oh...i love the bracelet...very comfortable
 

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If you relume...Find a perfect bezel...Or Leave it as is.
 

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I would say no.

In my view unless the Lume is damaged I would leave as is.
I think the 6105 is a different case with the Lume reaction to the markers issue.
You will never get a 6309 re Lume as good as seiko intended.
 

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Personally, I'd vote no. It's not bad and it matches the condition of the hands and bezel insert.


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I would say it would be about ....." Originality or just Sales again ".
I have these and do not intend to change them at all.
They are going to stay like they are , but if it is all rotted out then I might redo them.
If you don't like the looks try ....A/M ..... just to use the watch.
But keep the originals good. I have found out ....
" Leaving then exposed to Sun Light " , makes them eccelerate in gaining.
Sun light has a big effect on older dials.
 

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Tricky one this... In the old lume will clean then leave it. But otherwise I'd be tempted to relume with diminished lume.
 
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