Watch Care – Scratches

February 23rd, 2012 | 1 Comment

For as much as you wear your favorite watch there is bound to be a time you scratch it up a bit. So what do you do if the crystal of your watch is marked or scratched? Unless it is smashed or cracked there is a good chance the tools you need are already sitting in your cupboard. Often, toothpaste and a polishing cloth can be quick fixes for minor scratches.

Some watch crystals are more durable than others, for example watches from over 40 years ago have acrylic or plastic crystals. Scratches on these materials are easier to buff away. Contemporary crystals are made of sapphire or glass crystals, which prove to be more of a challenge. With that being said, it is harder for these kinds of materials to be scratched in the first place. No matter what kind of crystal you have, if your watch is still under warranty you should be able to send it back to the maker for repairs.

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  2. By Adriana on Feb 25, 2012

    thanks for share!

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