Polish or Life?

View Poll Results: Do you polish out Scratches?

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    Polish or Life?

    So I recently got a new custom strap from Stone Creek for my Reverso and was admiring it,
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    Then I noticed how scratched up it was,
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    I was thinking of taking it to my local jeweler to get it all polished up and shiny but decided against it as usual.
    Consider it the life of a watch, especially a sports watch, as that's what Reversos are supposed to be.

    It got me thinking of you fine folks here on WUS.
    Do you guys let your watches be, or must they always look their Sunday best?

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    Re: Polish or Life?

    They earn their stripes....
    nice strap.
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    Re: Polish or Life?

    None of mine are noticeably marred. I think if a really bad scratch were to occur, I'd look to shine it away.

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    Re: Polish or Life?

    I'll leave them be for now, it's nothing JLC can't fix when service is due.
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    Re: Polish or Life?

    Unless your watch is a safe queen scratches are inevitable.
    They're just an indication that your watch is enjoyed and appreciated.
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    Re: Polish or Life?

    Good looking strap, exotic, ostrich leg huh
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    Re: Polish or Life?

    Yep. I like scratches.

    I was actually a little miffed when a local jewelry store polished my Doxa without me agreeing to it. "Threw it in, they said". "Looks better now, they said".
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    Re: Polish or Life?

    On a pure dress watch I'd say go ahead and polish it.

    On a pure sport watch I'd say never polish it.

    A Reverso though, now that's something special. Maybe the Reverso compromise is beat the case to death, but make sure the crystal is always pristine? It just seems to fit the philosophy of the watch.
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    Re: Polish or Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    Yep. I like scratches.

    I was actually a little miffed when a local jewelry store polished my Doxa without me agreeing to it. "Threw it in, they said". "Looks better now, they said".
    Can't this void the Doxa warranty as well?
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    Re: Polish or Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Monocle View Post
    On a pure dress watch I'd say go ahead and polish it.

    On a pure sport watch I'd say never polish it.

    A Reverso though, now that's something special. Maybe the Reverso compromise is beat the case to death, but make sure the crystal is always pristine? It just seems to fit the philosophy of the watch.
    I was actually thinking of sandblasting the case but don't have courage.
    There's always room on top.

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