I know there are likely threads on this, but I've done a search and haven't found anything with the specific information I would like.
I picked up this ball fireman that has polished center links. I really like the watch, I got it at a good pre-owned price, and I think it would wear better with a brushed bracelet. First of all, what are your thoughts?
secondly, I could probably attempt something like this myself with Scotch-Brite, 3M, sandpaper, Etc, but I also might totally screw it up.
A watchmaker in northern New Jersey said it's no problem to do and it would be about $75. Is that a fair price to get something like this done? Is it so easy to do oneself with zero metal working experience that it's silly to pay someone to do?
If you have photos of examples, that would be wonderful.