Hi~ I buy and resell used watches on eBay. Many times I come across watches that are in bad shape cosmetically but still function properly internally. Usually the cystals are all scratched up, the steel case and bracelet is heavily scratched and scuffed... In general it is a mess. I would like to be able to clean these watches up, but I don't want to spend much on a cheap watch (most of these watches I buy for under $50). So far I have used toothpaste to clean the bracelet and dial, but I am thinking there has to be a better way. What tools should I buy to get into this? Do I need a dremel/bench grinder with a polishing wheel? Ultra Sonic cleaner?
What tools do I need to clean up watches? How can I get a mirror shine on stainless steel parts?
I have attached a picture of a picture I found of what I want to do. Thank you :)