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Acrylic Polish Pictorial

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trackrat    120

Pugster, thanks for your reply.

I will be having a go at it tonight.

If it all goes OK then I have another one to do as well.

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dicknixon    0

I've done this now on four watches I've been renovating, and the results are great.

I don't know if anyone else has found that the Wet and Dry paper is best used wet?

In a former life I was a model maker, and we always used it wet, that way it doesn't clog up with dust. You can wet it with water, but a bit of spit on the end of your finger and onto the crystal works really well. The spit acts a bit of s lubricant.

Yeeuucchhh! I know!

Just remember to use a different finger each time you refresh the lubricant.

Cheers

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rovert    0

A very good post....... thanks !

Please excuse my ignorance but how do I determine if a watch has an acrylic or mineral crystal ?

Thanks,

Rovert

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Davey P    5,714

Please excuse my ignorance but how do I determine if a watch has an acrylic or mineral crystal ?

Tap it lightly on your teeth, you can feel the difference straight away (that's a little tip I got on here somewhere, not something I would have thought to do myself) :D

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no8yogi    0

just tried this on the watch that my mum gave my dad back in 1967 and it came up a treat! also managed to get a monster scratch out of my Dads waveceptor, but forgot to take photos will have a go on my russian pocket watch next, and hopefully will remember to take pictures! it is amazing how well this actually works!!

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Eidian    0

Thank you so much for this thread. I've saved the crystals on a few vintage watches that I've acquired in the past few weeks. It's nice knowing that I can fix the scratched crystals on vintage watches that I find on eBay.

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no8yogi    0

and here is that pocket watch before and after I love the results!

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IMG_0958 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

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IMG_0962 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

after

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IMG_0957 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

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IMG_0960 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

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IMG_0959 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

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IMG_0961 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

after

Its a lovely watch and keeps amazing time I have even used this one as my daily watch!

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luckywatch    404

I would never have believed it. This is my Tara from 1974. Thanks to PG tips and everyone else.

I used the 400 grade, 1200 grade, and metal polish followed by polywatch.

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chris.ph    137

i did my old timex this afternoon and it came up a treat i used a dremel to polish the sides of the lense and followed the instructions on the main part

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DJH584    406

That luckywatch is an absolute transformation - well done.

Regards

David

Edited by DJH584

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Mick B    8

Well that was quite a frightening experience, but tried it with an old Seiko automatic and it worked perfectly so have also now improved my old 1983 G10 which has come up a treat. There were no really deep scratches so I used a 4 sided sponge nail buffer before the brasso. I'm new to collecting so won't now be put off by condition.

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Doxa    0

Thank you so much for posting this pg tips and to others that have added to this thread. :)

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Sorry, I'm not very good at photo's yet (getting better with tips from here)

ETA: The last picture shows other watches I used the tip on. Once I had built a little confidence.....Last pic; L to R - Hopalong Cassidy, Fulton, Waltham, Berkley auto, JW Benson, with a Berlac bottom row. The ladies watches (Hamilton auto and 1961 Bulova) have just been cleaned.

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wilhenri    7

I have a 70s Omega Geneve which I have been pondering on whether to give this treatment to. I am not sure whether the glass/crystal is made of though it does have the Omega logo in the center so it is original.. Any advice would be welcome.

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Doxa    0

Hi, the logo is on the inside of the plastic "glass" so it says here. How bad are the marks? I'm not sure I would with your omega.

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hiutsuri    0

Awesome Post.

I have a few CWC watches I am looking to polish.

Just ordered the recommended parts - Brasso etc.

Will let you know how I get on.

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