Joined Jul 17, 2014 Messages 38,289. Make sure that your OMEGA® watch stands the test of time: find all the recommendations that will help you preserve your watch! Keep it at 90 degrees, and applying a firm pressure, you want to push inwards towards the center of the spring bar. How to Remove Scratches from Your Rolex Bracelet by Blevi / Wednesday, 08 October 2014 / Published in Rolex Tutorial Although Rolex watches are made to be superior in their resistance to scratching and dulling, they will occasionally display minor scratches on the bracelet but you needn’t believe that can’t be fixed. It covers material and manufacturing defects existing at the time of delivery. [Omega Speedmaster] Scratch removal and new strap So I scratched my Omega Speedmaster the other day, decided to order some Polywatch to try to get the scratch out. Wait a few minutes, then remove the toothpaste with a soft cloth, using gentle, circular polishing motions. Sometimes it’s nice to swap between straps and bracelets to suit different use situations or just to give the watch a different look. ); I stressed about it a lot; but this technique works flawlessly!! Mail (will not be published) (required), ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHT WATCH TALK FORUMS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Ordering your COSC Certificate from Omega, Review of the Omega Aqua Terra 2502.50.00, click here to read about 3M’s Scotch Brite Pad, The Servicing Of My Omega Aqua Terra: A Detailing Of My Experience With Sending My Watch To Omega In Bienne Switzerland, Review Of The Omega Seamaster GMT – White Dial Version, Review of the Omega Seamaster GMT – Black Dial Version, Quitar las marcas del cierre, usando Scotch Brite, Review of the “Bond” Omega Seamaster Professional Model 2531.80.00, Removing Scratches From An Omega Seamaster Clasp, Heads Up! Will have to give this a try….who would have thought a 20c Scotch Brite would be so useful? As long as a person knows how to remove links from a watch, he can re-size it. Thanks a lot! Rub it into the scratch with a finger. Thank you! Make sure you don’t accidentally rub any of the shinny, polished surfaces of the bracelet. 1. Use narrow masking tape to cover up the bezel of the watch to prevent damage. A subreddit for discussion of wrist watches and pocket watches. What should you do if you scratch your Rolex or any other luxury watch on the shiny high polished part? The individual models differ not only in terms of price and quality, but also in terms of different watch glasses. I gave it to her yesterday and today I wanted to have a closer look because it was wrapped until yesterday and I didn't want to open it. I kept it for 1 month wrapped as a gift before I gave her. Use of any of the information or images without the permission of the author is prohibited. During the warranty period and by presenting the valid warranty certificate, you will have the right to have any defect repaired free of charge. Had a nasty surface scratch obtained after a mere week of wearing (WOW these clasps mark easilly!! Use narrow masking tape to cover up the bezel of the watch to prevent damage. it also provides tips for resizing standard push pin type bracelets . Here’s what they look like: The first thing I do is wet the Scotch Brite pad down – I find it’s easier to use when wet. Find the locking sleeve located in the center section of the bracelet. To help keep your watch looking new you will want to polish your bracelet every few months. I just recently got my seamaster and was troubled with the scratches in the clasp after only 2 weeks of use. Just gently stroke the clasp with the pad, make sure to move lengthwise along the clasp. PS: 3M could take a business tip from yourself . You can remove scratches from any type of watch crystal by hand polishing the crystal face of the watch. share. Read and follow the directions and the warnings on the polish container in order to achieve the best results. Every OMEGA watch is warranted for a period of sixty (60) months. Here’s a “before” photo of an Omega Seamaster with the two-button clasp. You can also soak a very dirty watch band in an ammonia solution for 60 seconds to clean it. Please refer to the operating instructions for specific information about the warranty conditions and restrictions. Mr Hallbrook, does it have to be a Scotch Brite pad? Removing scratches from sterling silver can be done from home, but deeper scratches and gouges should be sent to a professional. Inspect the watch under bright light to locate the scratches. The Bond blue or black. Havn’t had a problem since. Use a soft polishing rag to buff the watch crystal. Hello, Lately I've been interested in getting a SMP. ... All OMEGA watches are delivered with a 5-year warranty that covers the repair of any material or manufacturing … 32 Responses to “Removing Scratches From An Omega Seamaster Clasp”. I gave it to her yesterday and today I wanted to have a closer look because it was wrapped until yesterday and I didn't want to open it. Being able to find the right bracelet for your Omega watch requires you to know the Omega bracelet reference number of the bracelet you are looking for. There are few techniques that effectively remove scratches from your used Rolex watch. If you’re removing one of these, realize that the watch from which you’re removing it may contain fixed spring bars, meaning that rather than be, you know — springy — they’re actually soldered into the watch’s case and cannot be removed. I am not prepared to try this on my new SMP unless someone else already has! I had to buff my Omega Seamaster 300 Diver buckle every 3 months or after every dive trip. I bought a Slazenger watch as a gift for my girlfriend. When Rolex used the springbar holes on their watch models, changing and removing the bracelet on Rolex watches could be done in a heartbeat, making Rolex watches among the easiest watches to remove the bracelet on. You can discuss this article in the Omega Forum of my online luxury watch discussion forum community WATCH TALK FORUMS. When it comes to light to moderate scratches, you can remove … Watches are supplied on either a metal bracelet, a leather strap or a rubber strap. DO NOT move the pad side to side – use long strokes lengthwise on the clasp, going with the grain of the metal. The bond in good condition or the black. It would, yes – just be careful to only use the technique on brushed/satin finished areas NOT polished. However, for now, at least I know there is a way back from minor surface scratches to my beloved PO , Hii there ty very much for the info i have an 6 months old PO and thank for the technical instruments that u gave us it works like a magic!!! Like many watch people I’m also into vintage cars and quite understand why an owner would want to retain his car in concours d’elegance condition. [2] ... – Experience in polishing luxury watches – Experience with Rolex, Omega, Breitling, and … The bracelet can then be cleaned with a hard bristle brush and washing-up liquid and water. Archived. You can read more about the product on the manufacture’s web page – click here to read about 3M’s Scotch Brite Pad. In order to remove a spring bar that's fitted into a watch you need to use the wedge shaped screw driver end. the other thing i would want to do is attach the scotch brite pad to a block and use a rule so i know that the scratches (brush effect) run straight and are in line with the band. I decided to try a very simple way. Every OMEGA watch is warranted for a period of sixty (60) months. If the scratches do not come off, gradually increase the pressure. Removing scratches from a steel bracelet. Position it in between the two circular grooves that run round the end of the spring bar. Before you polish your watch, you will want to clean the bracelet to remove any dirt and debris. Different stainless steel watches require different bracelet detachment methods. Just make sure that your polishing cloth that is appropriate for use on stainless steel surfaces. Any products that are personalised (embossed, engraved, etc) cannot be cancelled or returned after purchase. Make sure that your OMEGA® watch stands the test of time: find all the recommendations that will help you preserve your watch! Sparkle Bright. Squeeze a bit of the toothpaste onto the watch face. They are really visible. How To Remove Scratches & Polish A Watch Bracelet Or Clasp At Home. The results were amazing and I got 99.9% of the scratches off. hide. The basic essentials for buffing a gold watch are some old clean rags, Brasso Brass cleaner, dish soap and a toothbrush, according to Thewatcchguy.homestead.com. *All text and images contained in this article are the original work of the author, John B. Holbrook, II and are copyright protected. How to Polish a Watch. You’d need a grinding tool and would really have to remove a lot of surface metal on the clasp to remove the engraving. 11 comments. The bracelet of a Rolex requires special care, as the metal scratches and tarnishes. Polishing the Bracelet Rub 1 link of the bracelet with wet 1500-grit sandpaper. It is usually held in with two springbars or pins. Step 3. Here are the “after” photos – as you can see it looks much better! For tips on routine cleaning, read on! This worked really well because the surface is much more abrasive and harder than the generic ones that cost 20 c. It is very important to go really slow to start and make long straight strokes or else the “brushed” look will not look good. This will compress it and allow you to remove it. This will clean up most of the surface dirt, however you will not be able to clean up the dirt that is deep between the links as well as any surface oxidisation. I wonder if in the end it may be better to use something like Bull Dog steel wool which comes in very fine grades. What I have done since is use two pads – I start off slowly with a new one and finish with a well used one (yes, just used one that is used for cleaning pots…) – and it seems (subjectively) that this works almost even better with a brushed look remaining but sort of a bit “finer” than with a new pad. A stainless steel watch can get scratches on it just like a gold or titanium watch can. I bought a Slazenger watch as a gift for my girlfriend. Apply a small amount of 3µ paste to the scratch, working it in a firm circular motion with the cloth. This solution was like a miracle product it only took a few strokes and magically the scratches were gone. Before you begin polishing, you will want to all cover parts of the watch near the crystal with painter’s tape, paying particular attention to the watch bezel, which is the top ring that surrounds the watch crystal. One way to remove scratches is to use a polishing cloth. That is excellent! Would this technique also work on links in the bracelet? Step 1: Tape your bezel. This is especially true of the Oyster bracelet which features polished center links. Then, dry and shine the watch using a soft, fine cloth intended for jewelry. On one end of the pin there is a small crimp which will correspond with the bracelet. Fortunately, Rolex’s dress watches from the DateJust and Cellini line age gracefully with or without scratches. Any product that fails the quality inspection by Customer Service (e.g. Once done, I usually go over the clasp with the yellow sponge side of the pad to clean it up a bit. Polishing compounds are used with mops. reprinted with permission . Using a soft cloth, buff the surface with watch crystal polish, using circular motions until the scratches are no longer visible. The Seamaster Professional model in these photographs is two years old, but again, with some proper maintenance, can easily be kept looking brand new. I decided to try a very simple way. How to Remove Scratches from Your Rolex Bracelet by Blevi / Wednesday, 08 October 2014 / Published in Rolex Tutorial Although Rolex watches are made to be superior in their resistance to scratching and dulling, they will occasionally display minor scratches on the bracelet … You can easily remove small scratches from the metal with a small amount of elbow grease and patience. ... Polishing the watch band. 1. Brasso . You are a hero – this works like a charm! Minor scratches on gold watch cases can be removed with a clean, soft cloth and a little metal cleaner. You helped me fix from gut paining scratches I accidentally put on my Cartier Chronoscaph 21 — THANK YOU!!! In fact, all you needed to do was to take a small straight pin and push it into the springbar hole from the outside, pushing the springbar in, … Simply adding or removing a link on the bracelet for the season change on my Omega Seamaster Aqua-Terra is more than many of them can handle. Wait a few minutes, then remove the toothpaste with a soft cloth, using gentle, circular polishing motions. In this article, we will share more information about Omega bracelet reference numbers, as well as list many reference numbers, including a large number of bracelets used for the Omega Speedmaster. Thread starter roadwarrior; Start date Jun 28, 2020; roadwarrior Tyme Master. During the warranty period and by presenting the valid warranty certificate, you will have the right to have any defect repaired free of charge. Besides the metal getting scratched, the watch crystal can become marred, too. It works in both stainless and gold surfaces and is easy to use. If possible you should always try and remove the bracelet from the head of the watch. How to Remove Scratches from a Steel Watch Case. You have to use it very gently where the scratch is in only one direction (not in circles or from up to down) and check every 5 times if the scratch went away. A felt mop such as this are used to remove scratches for when you want a high polished finish. Close. Remove your bracelet from the liquid and use the toothbrush to gently scrub away discoloration or dirt that has collected within the gaps of the watch band. You will see that there is a notch on each end. Make sure all water is fully incorporated into the baking soda so the mixture is no longer grainy prior to using. Watchmakers usually use a Dremel machine buffer, but it’s not necessary for minor, do-it-yourself jobs. Let the bracelet support the watch. Some will need only a simple click of a button to detach their bracelet from their watch head. I saw a Bargain here! The bracelet of a Rolex requires special care, as the metal scratches and tarnishes. Back when I did my review of the black dial Seamaster Pro (click here to read it) I made mention that I used Scotch Brite pads to remove the inevitable scratches which will show up on the clasp. Got a few really small scratches since earlier too and now it was time to fix it. However, the watch can only look its best if it is sized properly. Keep buffing the watch crystal until you see the scratch disappear. I use the above illustrated Scotch Brite scratch removal procedure on my Omega clasps once every 3-4 months and it keeps them looking like brand new. In this case (or in general, as you typically remove a NATO strap without the need to remove the spring bars), first reach around to the back of the watch strap … Posts 434 Likes 257. Of course when you point out the scratches, and flared screw heads they cause, the reply is “it was already like that”. I'm a desk diver, which means my bracelet clasps take a beating over time - rubbing on my desktop, laptop, etc.. For many years I've been using a product to protect my clasps, and sometimes my caseback, that far exceeds anything else I've tried. The Necessities. Top Products for Removing Scratches From A Rose Gold Watch. Steps to remove scratches on watch glass 1. Order with confidence, all purchases include shipping insurance against loss worldwide! This watch bracelet tool is is so simple to use, in fact, that even with my total lack of manual dexterity, I managed to re-size a bracelet like a pro on the first try. How To Remove/Repair and BUFF Scratches From a Metal Watch … The results were amazing and I got 99.9% of the scratches off. People have often written to me and are very concerned that using the Scotch Brite pad method will ruin the Omega engraving work on the clasp, but as you can see, this isn’t the case. Use a gentle, circular motion. You are a genius my friend. How to Remove Scratches From a Stainless Steel Watch. How I Avoid Bracelet Scratches repoman Sep 23, 2014. Scratches can be removed from the metal pretty easily. In fact, all you needed to do was to take a small straight pin and push it into the springbar hole from the outside, pushing the springbar in, allowing it to pop out. This way, case back and clasp also dun get to touch each other, let alone scratch. It can sound crazy, but a fine Scoth Brite (yes, the same used to clean dishes) remove the scratches. If you receive an Omega watch as a gift, there is a strong likelihood that it will need to be re-sized before it can be worn. Log In Sign Up. So I went out and bought a 3M Scotch Brite pad (much more than 20 c!). Press J to jump to the feed. I was initially concerned about using a ‘scouring pad’ on the clasp thinking it would just scratch it even more – however it’s not the case… just going slowly with a little pressure in one (downward) direction did the trick nicely! Step 2: Begin buffing. Ideally I would like to do (as you suggest) this once every 3-4 months, since I suspect that doing it too often would ruin the finish after not very long! (List place) -Thread #5 (2016) - Page 1098, LUXURY TYME: The Rolex Watch Reference Page. It covers material and manufacturing defects existing at the time of delivery. One way to remove scratches is to use a polishing cloth. By polishing the bracelet once every few months, you can retain the brand new look and shine of your Rolex forever. All OMEGA watches are delivered with a 5-year warranty that covers the repair of any material or manufacturing defects. Mix baking soda with a few drops of water until a thick, smooth paste is formed. Typically, most watch manufacturers use the following glass variants: Plastic glass: A plastic or Perspex watch glass is relatively inexpensive and also very light. Then, with the clasp in one hand, and the pad in the other, I rub the pad on the surface of the clasp using care to only move the pad in one direction. That sort of adresses the above comment as well (I think). PENCIL ERASER. Removing scratches from a steel bracelet. Smooth out deeper scratches and remove light scratches almost entirely. I find them in most grocery stores in the section where they keep cleaning supplies – dish and pan scouring pads, etc. You spin the mop in the lathe and let the compound rub off onto the wheel By polishing the scratched links, you can obtain a brand new look on your used Rolex bracelet. Now w/your method it’s only the cost of a scotch pad. On the first day, I got couple of scratches on the lug and bracelet and after 15 days, it looked like 20 year old watch... googling on how to remove scratches, I found many ways.. Link (Amazon) Link (Manufacturer) 2. I kept it for 1 month wrapped as a gift before I gave her. Removing Scratches from the Bracelet of Your Rolex Watch. Posted by John B. Holbrook, II on Jul 29, 2010 in ARTICLES, FEATURED | 32 comments, Removing Scratches From An Omega Seamaster Clasp. Posted by 10 months ago. Disassembly It’s not required to remove the mechanical movement from its case to buff out scratches, but older watches are easy to disassemble by prying open the snap-on case back with a fingernail and removing the movement. Step 4. But if it's truly dinged up bad, remove the bracelet from your watch head, tape off the polished sides of the bracelet and hit it with the Scotchbrite pad. Unfortunately, I don’t think it will work with a Titanium bracelet. After a few minutes, you should start to see the scratch disappearing. Run water over the … Archived [Rolex Air King] removing scratches for my bracelet! I like the older black most but the new ceramic Bond is very nice. Posted by 5 years ago. This is especially true of the Oyster bracelet which features polished center links. I tried this on my Omega Planet Ocean Chrono prior to reading your post – and was actually looking around on the web to see what other people recommend when I found your post – and couldn’t stop smiling! 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