Last edited by viper_; December 30th, 2009 at 20:05.
I know this sounds like a stupid question, but yeah: How exactly do you open the diver's extension on the Tissot T Touch Expert. I know it is probably something so simple, but I haven't figured it out, and it doesn't mention anything about it in the manual. Thanks in advance!
You won't believe it but I've been going nuts looking at the scratches... to the extent that I had stopped wearing the watch 24/7!! As far as I knew, only SS could be buffed/polished but with Ti there is nothing that one could do. And this one does scratch very easily... none of my other Ti watches did as easily and even my Canon Powershot has a Ti body and it doesn't have a single scratch after 2yrs of use.
Don't know why but I went searching online to check if there was anything I could do to get rid of the scratches, albeit with little or absolutely no hope to find a solution. But then the unimaginable happened!!!
I read a post that all you need to do to get rid of the scratches on a Titanium watch is to get hold of an ink eraser and start rubbing it on the scratch in the direction the titanium appears to be brushed (usually vertical, as in the case of the Touch Expert). Felt a little stupid but ran straight to buy one and thought what the heck!! As incredible as it sounds, the scratches just started vanishing in front of my eyes. Can't tell you guys how jubilant I felt at that moment. Kept rubbing away happily and after 2hrs of hard work my watch was as good as new again!!
Can't remember exactly but what happens when the watch appears to be scratched is that it's not really the metal but the oxidation layer on the metal that is cut and with the eraser you kind of remove the entire oxidation layer and the watch quickly re-oxidizes and the scratch literally disappears. Or something to that effect... hope it makes sense.
Loving the watch again and is back to being 24/7 !!
After a couple of rubs with the blue eraser I got a little scared and felt it was actually scratching the titanium even more as the eraser was very hard, like its supposed to be. The other eraser, though a pen eraser was way softer and when I gave it a try, everything worked out just fine. Maybe the blue one would've worked it's magic as well and that was the one used by all the other guys who had mentioned the scratch removal technique, but I'm just a tad bit wary to go back to it and have this other option working perfectly fine for me.
Attaching a pic of the 'tools' -
Titanium watch bands are the most durable but tend to scratch easier then stainless steel unless they are surface treated to make them scratch resistant. However the durability and scratch resistance of titanium depends on the grade of titanium used.
To avoid your titanium watch from scratching or to get rid of scratches you can obtain a surface treatment. A cheaper alternative is to simply use fine grit sandpaper 1600 grit or China rubber. Because Titanium is so soft you can ‘polish’ away the scratches leaving the surrounding area the same color and looking brand new.
Remember though this is not a block of wood you are sanding but a piece of jewelry. Some people tend to get carried away and start to buff too hard with the sandpaper. Also remember to always follow the grain. I've heard you can use a fibreglass pen, but I myself have never tried it.
Last edited by emmanuelgoldstein; January 2nd, 2010 at 17:52.
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