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    Bead blasting question

    Hello,

    My Seatime case has a few scratches because the first owner used a wrong tool when he removed the bracelet


    picture by Stevo (DZvL)

    A (watch) friend of mine can do a beautiful bead blasting job and my Seatime case will be repaired. This is his work:


    picture by Seamaster (DZvL)

    I am thinking of doing the bracelet bead blasting to... I think it would look hardcore


    picture by Stevo (DZvL)

    What do you think? Bead blasting the bracelet or keep it original

    Grtz, Roel

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    I wouldn't bead blast the bracelet...

    IMO bead blasting shows scratches too easily and is the most difficult finish to re-do. Also, the original Stowa finish seems much finer than the example of your friend's work. You should see if he can use a finer media to replicate the original finish.

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    Re: I wouldn't bead blast the bracelet...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    IMO bead blasting shows scratches too easily and is the most difficult finish to re-do. Also, the original Stowa finish seems much finer than the example of your friend's work. You should see if he can use a finer media to replicate the original finish.
    Yesterday I did the job...







    And the bracelet is blasted too:





    I understand that the purist doesn't like my action... but I like the new looks of the watch and all the scratches are gone...

    Grtz, Roel

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    It's looks really good...

    I'm not crazy about the bracelet. I'm not really a purist but I do think that bead blasted bracelets show scratches easily and aren't easy to refinish. The case looks really good though. It looks like your friend used a slightly coarser media that Stowa uses but the effect is really nice looking.

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    Cool Re: Bead blasting question

    Congrats, good work!

    I like the look very much,


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    Re: Bead blasting question

    Nice work. You should be proud.

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    Re: Bead blasting question

    I think thats rad.
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