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    Question bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    pretty straightforward. my beater is found here for pics (i know it's a shite watch, please don't bring it up. i knew nothing about watches until quite recently)
    so, i have a couple options
    1) i get the links re-polished and apply a protective coating or something (expensive)
    2) i buy a nice leather strap (relatively cheap)
    i'm having trouble visualizing it with a leather strap so anyone got either a yes/no on the appearance of that, or a watch that looks similar and a leather strap for it so they can show me?

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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    Diver watches like that, if it has a blue dial, look good on brown straps.

    The refinishing will probably cost about the same as the watch does, so maybe try a strap?
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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    How about using a cape cod for the polished spot and scotch brite for the brushed parts.
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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    Quote Originally Posted by TooPoorForThis View Post
    pretty straightforward. my beater is found here for pics (i know it's a shite watch, please don't bring it up. i knew nothing about watches until quite recently)
    so, i have a couple options
    1) i get the links re-polished and apply a protective coating or something (expensive)
    2) i buy a nice leather strap (relatively cheap)
    i'm having trouble visualizing it with a leather strap so anyone got either a yes/no on the appearance of that, or a watch that looks similar and a leather strap for it so they can show me?
    You might consider fully brushing the entire bracelet and do away with the polished links? That's not such a bad look and reduces the visibility of those scratches that happen so easily on the polished links of a "beater". Just a thought....
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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    I would brush it. Example, I turned this:


    Into this:


    Now, with that said, there's nothing better then a good leather strap. But, you can always brush the bracelet and save it for summer wearage.
    Last edited by Shawnny; March 13th, 2014 at 04:18.
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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnny View Post
    I would brush it. Example, I turned this:


    Into this:


    Now, with said, there's nothing better then a good leather strap. But, you can always brush the bracelet and save it for summer wearage.
    Sweet! Details/how to?


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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchfitz View Post
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    It's so easy, you can't screw it up. I used a green Scotch Brite pad, with a yellow sponge attached. The sponge on it gives you something to hold onto. Either take the bracelet off or tape the watch head. I taped the head, because this bracket is hard to get off and it gives you something to hold onto when brushing. Just brush back and forth in a straight line till all the bad marks are gone.
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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    Here's another picture showing how bad it was. When I was done it looked perfectly new.


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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    alright finally got around to removing the strap and using a placeholder strap from a broken watch to see how it suits it: http://puu.sh/7NsWl.jpg
    i think i like it, it's a bit odd but not too bad

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    Re: bracelet on my watch all scratched up - get it polished or go leather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnny View Post
    I would brush it. Example, I turned this:


    Into this:


    Now, with that said, there's nothing better then a good leather strap. But, you can always brush the bracelet and save it for summer wearage.
    huh, thanks. i'm currently scrubbing the hell out of it with a lint removal pad because i don't have any abrasive sponges, it's taking FOREVER and i have to give it every fiber of muscle in my arms, but i can definitely see a pattern starting to show.

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