Refinishing a stainless wrist watch case

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Refinishing a stainless wrist watch case

New postby Peter Blunsdon » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:12 am

I don't normally delve into wrist watches but I have a case that needs refinishing. Its not badly abused but is worth tidying up.
Does anyone know of such a person in the UK to undertake such work?
Thanks
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Re: Refinishing a stainless wrist watch case

New postby brownsrplm » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:37 am

Peter,
If you have access to a grinder with a buffing wheel and polishing compound you can do that yourself. Just remove all parts including the crystal and have at it. Stainless steel is very forgiving when it comes to clean-up. You do have to go carefully with Gold plate etc.. and don't heat up the case too much, but that's a common practice with jewelers and such when they want to re-sell a used item.
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Re: Refinishing a stainless wrist watch case

New postby Peter Blunsdon » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:43 pm

Thanks Raymund.
I'm just a tad worried about losing the definition on the corners/edges, which is why I would send it to a professional by choice.
But maybe I'll give it a whirl.
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Re: Refinishing a stainless wrist watch case

New postby brownsrplm » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:02 am

Peter,
Have you tried out the buffer on that stainless yet? If so I'd like to see pics of it to see how it went. I own A LOT of stainless cased and bracelet watches and always have good results from them. Look like new and you wonder why you hadn't done that before.
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Re: Refinishing a stainless wrist watch case

New postby Peter Blunsdon » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:51 pm

No Ray not yet, the jobs been delayed a bit. I'll let you know.]
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