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    POLYWATCH,does it work?

    a tube came in the mail yesterday which I purchased primarily to tone down a few Xstals scratches on some older squares of the E persuasion.does this stuff really work at removing scratches or say filling them in.any imput greatly appreciated.

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    Re: POLYWATCH,does it work?

    IME, yes. It works by removing material, so if you have deep scratches, it will take a lot of rubbing. It woks best on light scratches or hazy crystals.
    Some of those, a few of these and a couple of the others.

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    It certainly does, I've been using it for years.

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    Re: POLYWATCH,does it work?

    I used to use it when I had watches with acrylic crystals/lenses and it made them look as new again. Haven't had luck using it on deep mineral scratches.

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    Polywatch ONLY works on acrylic crystals, not mineral crystals. It works great for the lower end Casios and Timex watches. You could polish all day to try to remove a scratch on a G-Shock and nothing will happen. For mineral crystal you need cerium oxide and lots of time and patience. It's fully documented in older threads from Kung Fusion who is/was the undisputed king of restoring g old G-Shock squares. Unfortunately he removed his pictures but the written process is still in those old threads.
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    Re: POLYWATCH,does it work?

    If I get a chance this weekend I will re-host the picutres:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/rem...g-3021930.html

    Cerium oxide is definitely required to get all swirls out (see the last page on particle size) but for deep scratches sandpaper and diamond paste can speed up the process, but you will never be able to get perfect clarity with diamond pastes.

    One thing to note, you need to get to the bottom of the scratch, if there is any remnant of a scratch at the larger grits, it will be brought out as you go finer.
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    7-9 stage diamonds lapping paste and a Dremeling tool.

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    Re: POLYWATCH,does it work?

    yeah,thats what I was afraid of.some of my most prized square vintage models i.e. 5200/5600,even a Korean manufactured DW-5600E-9v FOX FIRE from the mid-nineties have some Xstal scratches here and there,nothing major but they are there.picked up a vintage 5400 last year and the seller inclu a tube of DISPLEX,anyone hear of this stuff?

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    Re: POLYWATCH,does it work?

    Displex is basically the same as polywatch, intended for plastic/acrylic scratch removal.

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    Re: POLYWATCH,does it work?

    Regular Polywatch is good for acrylic or other soft crystals, but not for mineral crystal. But Polywatch does make a kit with diamond paste that works on mineral crystal and supposedly sapphire as well:

    https://www.amazon.com/Polywatch-Scr...olywatch+glass

    I've used it successfully on a vintage Seiko Quartz with Hardlex mineral crystal.

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