Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556
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    Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    Hello guys,

    yesterday I managed to get a scuff on my Sinn 556 😞. Is there a way to remove it?
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    Re: Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    Eh, on the edge of the bezel? Unless you are very experienced with metal work I doubt you'd be able to match the finish if you try to get that out. But luckily for you, Sinns are tool watches that don't look half bad with some marks. In fact, some might say they look better when they've been worn a bit.
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    Re: Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    Try a Bergeon 2290 polishing stick. Esslinger is advertising them for $3.99 each. It has three different abrasive edges on a slightly flexible base and is controllable for small and odd shaped edges. Practice first on an old stainless steel piece of cutlery to get your technique settled and to see which grit best matches your watch's case, then carefully try to rub the mark out. Maybe mask the crystal with a bit of tape just to be safe. I think you could do very well if you're patient and careful.
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    Re: Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    Don’t use the abrasive stick. The 556 is a blasted finish, not brushed. You will most likely make it even more noticeable if you try to “buff it out” with and abrasive of some sort. On most brushed finishes you can pull that off with good result. But a blasted finish is pretty much stuck unless you have a buddy with a media blaster. Own the scuff and wear it with pride. Consider it “broken in”!
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    Re: Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    Actually, looking a little closer at the 556 finish, it may indeed be brushed. If so, the abrasive stick mentioned above would be perfect. You can tell if the finish is brushed as it will have an obvious, directional “grain” to it. If blasted the metal just looks matte with no directional orientation.
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    Re: Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    The 556's are brushed. The 656's had a media-blasted finish.
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    Re: Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    Interesting idea with the stick. I am affraid to make it worse, if something goes wrong.
    Would Sinn be able to remove the scuff, when I send the watch for servicing in the future?

    Are brushed and satinised finish, the same thing?

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    Re: Possible to remove the scuff on the Sinn 556

    As I said, practise on something else first. The mark on your watch is tiny. With care you can remove it. Certainly Sinn or any reputable watchmaker can fix it.

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    It’s probably not what you want to hear but learn to love it.

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