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    Bezel scratches

    Hi all its been a long time, but i have taken the plunge and bought another Doxa!
    What i want to know is, the watch has the usual light scratches on the bezel and casing, has anyone managed to tidy up their bezels with a scratch remover? Got a couple of cape cod cloths i was thinking of using but will i do any damage to the numbers? Cheers in advance

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    Re: Bezel scratches

    I used a cape cod on the polished part of the bezel and it came up like NEW
    No damage to the numbers at all , just be cafeful to stay on the polished part though lol
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    Re: Bezel scratches

    Quote Originally Posted by markrichardsonno9 View Post
    I used a cape cod on the polished part of the bezel and it came up like NEW
    No damage to the numbers at all , just be cafeful to stay on the polished part though lol
    How do you avoid the brushed part? Very little room for error!
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    Re: Bezel scratches

    I just cut off little ( 5mm x 10mm ) strips of cape cods and used my thumb to VERY carefully go round the polished part , you have to be careful but it can be done quite easily .
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    Re: Bezel scratches

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1 View Post
    How do you avoid the brushed part? Very little room for error!
    I use a strip of masking tape and cut it with my thumb nail along the groove between the polished area and the brushed area.

    Works like a champ.

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    Re: Bezel scratches

    Thanks Guys i cant wait to get it, will get stuck in when it arrives

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    Re: Bezel scratches

    I guess I tend to live a bit more dangerously. I use my Dremel tool. For the polished part of the bezel I apply the polishing compound with a Q-tip and then buff it off with the cloth buffing wheel. However, I've only done this to the bezel of one of my Doxas just to see how it would work. I actually like the look of a naturally worn Doxa bezel. I think it gives the watch character. The polished case edge is another matter. I tend to keep then polished. They get scratched in the center when you set the watch on edge on a hard surface like marble or granite, if it was even wear like the bezel I'd ignore it. This is where the Dremel is at it's best. a couple of minutes with the buffing wheel on high speed and it looks like new.

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    Re: Bezel scratches

    I once tried a cape cod but it was of not much help for deeper scratches. It did a nice job on more superficial ype scratches. Is there a trick to cleaning up tougher scratches?

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    Re: Bezel scratches

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottoLaw View Post
    I once tried a cape cod but it was of not much help for deeper scratches. It did a nice job on more superficial ype scratches. Is there a trick to cleaning up tougher scratches?

    Scott
    If you're talking about serious damage then you have to remove the metal down to the level of the gouge and then polish. this might work on the case(depending on how deep the gouge is) but, on the bezel you're probably talking replacement.

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    Re: Bezel scratches

    This watch was polished using a Sunshine cloth, much better than the smelly and messy Cape Cods. I mask off the inner brushed bezel and crystal with masking tape and an xacto knife. Then I lay the cloth on a flat surface and rub the watch face down on the cloth in circular motion. Go slowly and carefully. Works for me :)

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