What Watch Are You Wearing Today?

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The same one I always wear. My Hugo Boss watch with a dark blue face and a brown leather strap. Sorry, but I don't know how to include pictures in my post.

I intend to treat myself to a nice bracelet watch very soon, as the strap on my watch is starting to show its age. I wear it every day, except for when I am not going out anywhere. It is as much a part of me as the clothes that I wear.
 
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Never been a fan of high end watches. Now use an inexpensive Wenger. But coming across this in the site was tempted to dig out an old watch I used for years. which I stopped using as the crystal very scratched.
Shook it a few times and it started to go. Checked it out as a Seiko 6105 8110. Divers Watch which I brought in 1969.

Maybe worth a service as it has a cult following. having been in movie Apocalypse Now. Photo of it on my wrist.

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Never been a fan of high end watches. Now use an inexpensive Wenger. But coming across this in the site was tempted to dig out an old watch I used for years. which I stopped using as the crystal very scratched.
Shook it a few times and it started to go. Checked it out as a Seiko 6105 8110. Divers Watch which I brought in 1969.

Maybe worth a service as it has a cult following. having been in movie Apocalypse Now. Photo of it on my wrist.

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Some crystals can be cleared by rubbing with a mild abrasive like toothpaste, but if it needs a service anyway..
 
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Some crystals can be cleared by rubbing with a mild abrasive like toothpaste, but if it needs a service anyway..

I was just thinking about that. In the car detaining world you can buy a glass polish for removing microscratches from windscreens, perhaps polishing with a Dremel polishing pad.
 
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I was just thinking about that. In the car detaining world you can buy a glass polish for removing microscratches from windscreens, perhaps polishing with a Dremel polishing pad.
You need look no further than Polywatch.

 
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I was just thinking about that. In the car detaining world you can buy a glass polish for removing microscratches from windscreens, perhaps polishing with a Dremel polishing pad.
Solvol Autosol metal polish works really well on many different surfaces, including acrylic watch crystals. Automotive paint scratch reducing polish would work well too Toothpaste takes forever as its not abrasive enough. Polywatch is designed for the job, but you can use other micro-abrasive polishes with just as good results.

Dremel not a good idea and not really necessary - the speed makes them skitter about and they would generate a lot of heat quickly.

A piece of rough cloth or paper + your chosen polish is what you need - fold it into a little pad and just apply "a little" pressure and polish in easy circles, The combination of micro abrasion and the heat generated will reduce the scratches in a few minutes and you really can often end up with a flawless, sparkling crystal good as new. Newspaper or brown paper work well for the initial scratch reduction, then toilet paper or a soft cloth to finish.

This only works on acrylic plastic watch crystals btw - it they are made of glass then forget polishing scratches out and just replace then.

Acrylic has a warm, slightly yellow tint and should be warm to the touch
Glass has a colder tint and will be cool / cold to the touch
 
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Looks as though service and new glass etc on my Seiko 6105 8810 is around £350, not to sure about that - though it is quite cool and admired by my youngest son.

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I know what you mean, camera servicing is the same sort of money, I had Nikon cameras, an annual service was £300 and during the year I would find that they locked up, I would be charged another £300 to sort it out, the service wasnt a warranty against things going wrong during the year, I gave up in the end and went compact.


Similar bad experience with Rolex who wouldnt help with poor time keeping after a service and Tag who got very stroppy when I wanted a new battery but wasnt prepared to pay £100 for re sealing, the watch never goes near water
 
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