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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Polywatch reliably removes scratches from acrylic watch-crystals. It is not for polishing cases. And yes, I said no = don‘t do it.
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    I would never consider any power tool to buff out scratches. As others have noted, it could easily distort the case's lies and definitions. Have you considered a Cape Cod polishing cloth? It is not aggressive and it can gradually fade out the airline scratches on a polished case without the risk of messing up the case.

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    A Dremel tool spins at high RPM - it will get away from you quickly if you are not careful. Even if you have the tool chucked in a vise the chances of you damaging the case are very high. Just a bit too much pressure against it and the tool can bite into the metal. Your case will skate across it, likely marred and very possibly ruined, at least cosmetically.

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    I would take it to a local watchmaker. I dinged my Omega Aqua Terra and they did it for me for free, but I have a relationship there.

    Worse case is waste of a trip but might not be too bad.

    I used polish on a Seiko to change the bezel from brushes to polish. It isn’t too bad. I taped everywhere I didn’t want and just used my dremel.


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    I used to put a Dremel in a vice with cotton buffing wheels from eBay and green buffing compound. I got pretty good with it but I would practice on a crappy watch first. You have to use low speed and get used to how much compound to use too.

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Vlance View Post
    I used to put a Dremel in a vice with cotton buffing wheels from eBay and green buffing compound. I got pretty good with it but I would practice on a crappy watch first. You have to use low speed and get used to how much compound to use too.
    Thank you for sharing your experience.
    If I have some time free, I will try with cheap watch first.
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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by gohmdoree View Post
    I would take it to a local watchmaker. I dinged my Omega Aqua Terra and they did it for me for free, but I have a relationship there.

    Worse case is waste of a trip but might not be too bad.

    I used polish on a Seiko to change the bezel from brushes to polish. It isn’t too bad. I taped everywhere I didn’t want and just used my dremel.


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    Yes, you are right.
    However, I could find a watchmaker near me with good reputation yet.
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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Polywatch reliably removes scratches from acrylic watch-crystals. It is not for polishing cases. And yes, I said no = don‘t do it.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by rifmon View Post
    I would never consider any power tool to buff out scratches. As others have noted, it could easily distort the case's lies and definitions. Have you considered a Cape Cod polishing cloth? It is not aggressive and it can gradually fade out the airline scratches on a polished case without the risk of messing up the case.
    more than 90% of responses are negative to try.
    Ok, I got it
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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Mothers 05100 Mag & Aluminum Polish, 5 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00068GEJM..._jfsUDbVFPPFQW


    Haobase 75pcs Felt Polishing Pad & Wheel,Point & Mandrel Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M060TJN..._NfsUDbWS2SKWC

    I used these with my dremel. I believe easiest will be to just see what a local watchmaker will do.



    I didn’t go too crazy but polished this Seiko after seeing people having done it. The polish will fly so make sure to have glasses.

    I think if you are willing, then try to practice on a cheaper watch and see what happens then go for a mild polish. I had a bad ding on my Omega Aqua Terra and it bothered me so much. I tried to ignore it. I asked my sales guy at Tourneau and he had his watchmaker do it for me.


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