The before picture shows just how aged the dial was on this Elgin. A really unique dial, it had a ribbed set of rings which circled the center that originally would have been in a contrasting color, large applied markers, and a "bulls-eye" pattern that originated from N-S-E-W. This particular dial is another example of one that you will see many re-dials of, and nearly all of them are horribly done. They will have incorrect colors or finishes, wavy or off-center "bulls-eye" markings, or the printing over the rings is smeared because care was not taken when doing it. We made sure the print was exact, the correct contrasting light salmon color was used in the rings surrounding the center, and the overall finish was excellent. After a movement service and light polish of the stainless steel art deco styled case, the owner was amazed at the end results. After being restored to its former glory, this watch has a look that surpasses other timepieces worth ten times as much.