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Old 06-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to get rid of scratches on watches?

My citizen watch has had some scratches on it for a wile now and there really starting to bother me. There mostly on the crystal so every time I look to see what time it is I have to look at those annoying scratches. I heard people say to use tooth paste but I tried it on my 40 year old seiko DX and it made little difference in the crystal. Any help suggestions will help, thanks.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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Anyone know how to get rid of scratches on watches?

You can see the scratches mostly on the right side of the watch. This watch is not bad com paired to the 40 year old seiko I have.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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Anyone know how to get rid of scratches on watches?

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:08 PM   #4
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Micro mesh polishing cloth not paper, originally used to polish aircraft windows.
(Also used by model makers and some automotive body shops, well lots of folks)
On a block use wet.

Never buffed glass though, if it's really deep it may not be worth it. To remove the scratch you must remove the glass either side of the scratch to level it out, then buff to a shine. Fine scuffs ok, deep digs, good luck! (It gets worse before it gets better when sanding)

(You can get small wheels for dremel type drills they may do something for glass, no experience with these though, but it would be my choice on glass, you want a machine of some description, the only other buffers I know for glass are a mop style machine for car paint/glass 6" discs)

You can achieve good scratch free clarity on clear plastic by hand using mesh cloth but I know you would need some extra elbow grease on glass, glass is hard.
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Micro mesh polishing cloth not paper, originally used to polish aircraft windows.

(Also used by model makers and some automotive body shops, well lots of folks)

On a block use wet.



Never buffed glass though, if it's really deep it may not be worth it. To remove the scratch you must remove the glass either side of the scratch to level it out, then buff to a shine. Fine scuffs ok, deep digs, good luck! (It gets worse before it gets better when sanding)



(You can get small wheels for dremel type drills they may do something for glass, no experience with these though, but it would be my choice on glass, you want a machine of some description, the only other buffers I know for glass are a mop style machine for car paint/glass 6" discs)



You can achieve good scratch free clarity on clear plastic by hand using mesh cloth but I know you would need some extra elbow grease on glass, glass is hard.

Both of the crystals are mineral I think. Were can I find a micro mesh polishing cloth?
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:36 AM   #6
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STEWMAC.COM : Micro-Mesh Finishing Abrasives Kit

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Amazon.

That's the stuff you are looking for, some places do different size kits. The link (just a quick find) has lots of agreeable reviews. I'm English, and a part time model maker, I got mine from hiroboy.com an English outfit, they ship worldwide but you should be able to source it more locally, I'm assuming you are living in the US.

Just search micro mesh polish cloth.
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STEWMAC.COM : Micro-Mesh Finishing Abrasives Kit



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That's the stuff you are looking for, some places do different size kits. The link (just a quick find) has lots of agreeable reviews. I'm English, and a part time model maker, I got mine from hiroboy.com an English outfit, they ship worldwide but you should be able to source it more locally, I'm assuming you are living in the US.



Just search micro mesh polish cloth.

Canada. I will have a look on amazon or do you think a car store might sell it seeing as it's for polishing windows?
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Unless you're in a city, internet.
In England at least, it's faster and cheaper to order online. Even in a city you will need to find a stockist beforehand, unless you've time to kill!

This is what you are looking for;

Hiroboy.com - Specialising in Scale Car and Bike Model Kits, Accessories, Paints, etc.


This is the machine version;

Glass Scratch Removal and Polishing Kits

(If you find something suitable test first on some scrap, that's my advice, any flat glass will do, a bottle or glass bottom maybe, these watches must hold some value to you so master the art before you attempt the repair proper)

I DONT WEAR A WATCH! Time passes even if you can't see it!
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