I posted this already on the watchmaking board but nobody seems to browse there much so since this is a seiko i'm hoping maybe somebody can help me here.
My Orange Monster gen1 almost never leaves my wrist and after 5 or 6 years it's running fast and looking pretty rough, scratches galore, mostly on the bracelet. I'm sending it to a guy in houston to get regulated and i'd like to clean it up visually too.
The only real advice i can find online on how to clean up a watch with a brushed satin finish and polished surfaces is 1. Send it to a jeweler who does this. I'm fairly certain this will cost almost as much as I paid for the thing. or 2. Buy a scotch bright pad and cape cod cloth and just do it yourself. Which i did. I tested this out on the monster clasp and the polished surface of my other seiko and doing this method would literally take weeks and it's not precision enough to to get the polished and brushed planes on the bracelet.
What i want to know is if anybody has done this using common automatic tools like a dremel or power drill and what sort of heads i would need to get a satin finish and polish out scratches faster? There is astonishingly little information about this that i can find. I figure if i could get a small i dunno, rubber wheel with a specific abrasive embedded in it i could just like tape the drill to my desk and use it as a polishing wheel.
Any advice really to speed up this process and get good results would be appreciated.