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    Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    Would the Omega Synthetic Chamois Tissue Wipe 5170117 be a good choice for sapphire and non sapphire crystal ?

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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    i don't know what is more surprising... that something like this exists or that ofrei sells it.

    http://www.ofrei.com/page595.html

    From the description it looks like it is useful for anti-reflective coated sapphire so I suspect it can be used on non coated as well. Although maybe Omega sells a different cloth for that.

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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    Precisely I find it interesting..what kind of cloth do you used for sapphire and non sapphire crystals?

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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    i use my dress pants when im driving. it is a soft wool. t-shirts on the weekend work well too. i have an optic lense cloth in the armrest, but always forget it's there unless im looking for change.

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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    I use my shirt to wipe smudges of my watch crystals. Been working like a charm for over 30 years! Works great on glasses too!

    For polishing scratches out of plastic crystals get some Displex.

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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by casiophile View Post
    I use my shirt to wipe smudges of my watch crystals. Been working like a charm for over 30 years! Works great on glasses too!

    For polishing scratches out of plastic crystals get some Displex.
    Polywatch if you want to rub for days. (many WIS enjoy this )
    I have a small buffing wheel in the garage similar to what my watchmaker uses. Quick & easy for scratches of acrylic and even does well on glass.
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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by watchknight View Post
    Would the Omega Synthetic Chamois Tissue Wipe 5170117 be a good choice for sapphire and non sapphire crystal ?
    Perhaps, but a better choice would be your shirt cuff, shirt, pants, napkin, towel, or anything else you had handy. Unless you're in the habit of wearing diamond encrusted outfits you're not going to damage your watch by wiping the smudges off of them from time to time using whatever is handy.

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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    I always thought it would be a good idea to have the inside of dress shirt cuffs lined with micro fibre.
    Just a thought

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    Re: Recommend a good polishing cloth for crystal

    Use cotton, not paper. Cotton is much softer and can pick up oil and particles. Paper will just smear everything around.

    Wipe from center to edge, never rub in circles.

    Make sure to wipe gently, apply almost no pressure to the crystal.

    Constantly switch to a clean spot on your cloth.

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