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    Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Hi guys,

    I have Stowa Marine Klassik 40mm and it has got many scratches on the polished case.
    One gentleman here recommended to send the watch to Stowa for recovering, but it costs a bit expensive.

    I would like to try polishing it with Dremel tool and Polywatch myself.
    Before I do, I would like to ask you guys any important tips, your experience, and better way to do it.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    My advice. Don‘t.

    Isn‘t Polywatch for crystals only?
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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    My advice. Don‘t.

    Isn‘t Polywatch for crystals only?
    I was talking about polishing the case, not crystal.
    Your answer is "no" ?

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Unless you've been trained by someone who knows what they're doing, the likelihood of ruining the case finish is high


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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Take it to a local watch repair guy. Mine can polish a case to make it look nearly new. He uses a small bench grinder with a cloth wheel and fine compound. I'd expect Stowa to do it the same way.
    Just my $0.02 as always.

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    It's your watch, if you want to polish it yourself go for it.

    Myself, I wouldn't do it. I really dont mind the dings and scratches my watches pick up.

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by bjjkk View Post
    It's your watch, if you want to polish it yourself go for it.

    Myself, I wouldn't do it. I really dont mind the dings and scratches my watches pick up.
    sure, but I don't want to ruin my watch as well.
    I thought polishing is rather easier than brushing, but apparently it should be trained too.
    Thank you for your advice.

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by tommy_boy View Post
    Take it to a local watch repair guy. Mine can polish a case to make it look nearly new. He uses a small bench grinder with a cloth wheel and fine compound. I'd expect Stowa to do it the same way.
    Ok, I don't want to take a risk.
    I will try to find any local watchmaker.
    Thank you

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Quote Originally Posted by JacobC View Post
    Unless you've been trained by someone who knows what they're doing, the likelihood of ruining the case finish is high


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    Thank you for your advice!

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    Re: Polishing Stowa Marine with Dremel tool

    Polishing is removing some of the material from the case. If not done properly, you might end up with a watch that is not symmetrical anymore, smaller lugs, etc

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