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    Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    In general, I'm not someone who babies his watches overly much. They are meant to be worn and some dings and scratches on watch or bracelet are just what happens.

    It's different though when it happens while I'm not wearing the watch regularly, but when I'm e.g. placing it on a hard surface to take a photo. For some reason I just don't learn this. I have several watches with small scratches on the case flank opposite the crown from taking photos like this one..


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    The watch slipped a little, and the old slag brick left its marks on the case. Not deep at all, but noticeable and annoying because I know it could have been avoided. I should have known what was coming.

    Do you have similar experiences, that some scratches or dings bother you far more than others?

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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    Scratches on the case are part of the fact that it is a used watch--I wouldn't expect it any other way, and wouldn't let me them bother me in the least--the only scratches that I don't like would be major scratches on the crystal--I would polish them out, and if that didn't work, and I loved the watch, I would have the crystal replaced, and if I couldn't do that, I would sell it for likely dimes on the dollar.
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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    Any marks on the crystal really annoys me
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    I got a scratch right over the date window on my Seiko. Definitely noticeable.

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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    Minor scratches generally don't bother me too much. A few of my watches have gotten scratched when I've worn two of them together on my wrist to take a photo. The crown on one slides into the case side of the other -clunk- and now there's a scratch there. Ah well. My SDGC017 is worn pretty heavily, I didn't have much of a choice condition wise as there aren't exactly loads of them for sale. Even that one doesn't really bother me that much though. I'll probably have it polished, but only because it needs a service anyway.

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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    The first noticeable scratch is the most annoying. It gets progressively less annoying after that.
    Bulova> 96B251. Casio> 5600E. Damasko> DS30. GrandSeiko> SBGH205. Rolex> 114060, 16710. Seiko> SARB017, SARB033, SBDX017, SLA017.

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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    Every watch I wear to work gets a scratch in the same place on the bezel just from me clumsily banging it on computer laptops and monitors due to the ergonomics of my workplace. Pretty annoying


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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    Quote Originally Posted by pr1uk View Post
    Any marks on the crystal really annoys me
    Same, I hardly care about the case and strap but a scratch on the crystal drives me crazy
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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    Scratches on a bracelet ("desk dives") don't bother me at all. Any other scratches: the more they are visible, the more I'm annoyed with myself.
    I'm annoyed with myself a lot :)
    A reason for me not to buy really expensive watches, I'd ruin them really fast I'm afraid.

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    Re: Do some scratches annoy you more than others?

    My first scratch - reaching down to pick up something under my car seat and banging it on something metal. I will never forget the moment of "Oh its totally fine"...rotates wrist, sun catching the scratch..."Nevermind.."
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