What I'm trying to do is create a chamfer at a precise angle where none previously existed, then go from there. Since I don't have 9 grand lying around, and since I really haven't found or been given anything of substance thus far, this seemed like a good idea to try out. I'm not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do get the steak cut.
If there's something you know that you can educate , I'm definitely willing to listen!
I thought I would clarify this you're not going to see the metal on the backside of a enameled dial. When enamel is baked on the metal it has a problem of having a different thermal expansion than the metal itself. This means that when it cools after being fired the enamel has a tendency to crack. To prevent that enamel is put on the backside of the dial to cancel out the different thermal expansion on the front side. For example this is a Hamilton pocket watch dial front and back. notice typical of American pocket watch dials the subsecond is recessed and is actually a separate enameled dial soldered the main dial.