No matter how hard you
try, you can't help but get scratches, scuffs,
bumps and dings on your bracelet.
Most aren't too annoying, but every now and then we
get a deep scratch that just ruins the look of it
and really frustrates us.
This is how i take care of the finish on my "Bond"
The one with nine pieces in a link set up where
four of the plates are a fine polished finish and
the others are a brushed finish.
Notice the scratches?...
We are going to polish them out to day!
I start off with a dremel and some polishing
I finger spread some compound onto the surface im
about to polish. Because just putting a lump on the
dremel pad will make the chucks fly off and get all
over the place including your face! Then i polish
it up for a few minutes.
This will take off most of the minor scratches and
also it will TAKE OFF ALL THE BRUSHED FINISH!
(dont worry, we will put the finish back on
The deep scratches need more help and for this i
use a mini satin/brushed smoothing wheel. Being
carefull not the remove too much metal and
therefore changing the angles/look, i smooth over
the deep scratch untill it has been removed.
(Watch you dont take off your engravings.)
Then I continue the polishing all over the
bracelet. This can be a bit of a grubby process but
will leave the bracelet scratch free.
After i have done the first polishing, i clean it
I have use of an ultrasonic tank for cleaning, but
you should be fine to run it under a tap with some
dishwashing liquid and a soft toothbrush. Scrub it
clean and dry it off with a paper towel.
Then I buff it up with a felt buffer.
This really brings it to a high polished
Its now scratch free, clean and very very
I then begin the re-brushing of the bracelet. First
i tape off a section with some sellotape. Making
sure the plates of the link i want to remain
polished are covered over.
Then the brushed effect is given by using an
abrashive block (120 grit) of Garryflex. It is
rubbed up and down the untaped bracelet section in
long strokes for a couple of minutes untill the
desired effect is achieved.
Then i tape off the next section.
And so on and so on....
The effect of the brushing is like this...
I continue the process untill i have completed the
bracelet like so.
Then put the bracelet back on the watch...
This technique has worked a treat for me, but i'm
not saying it's the only method to use and/or the
best method to use.
Its just what i can do with the selection of tools
i have available to solve the problem of scratches
and their removal.
Hope this helps someone and/or gives them some
Hope you enjoyed!