Watch Polishing

Watch Polishing: Do’s and Don’ts 

Deciding whether your watch needs polishing depends on its condition and your personal preferences. Here are some factors to consider:

1. Scratches and Scuffs: Assess the visible scratches and scuffs on your watch’s case, bracelet, or crystal. If they are minor and do not bother you, polishing may not be necessary. However, if there are deep or numerous scratches that affect the appearance or you find them bothersome, polishing might be a good option.

2. Wear and Tear: Evaluate the overall wear and tear of your watch. Over time, watches can accumulate dirt, oils, and grime that may require cleaning and polishing to restore their original shine and luster.

3. Reflectivity and Clarity: Take a look at the watch’s reflective surfaces, such as the case or bracelet. If you notice dullness or lack of reflectivity, it could be an indication that polishing is needed. Similarly, if the crystal has scratches that affect its clarity or legibility, polishing may help improve its appearance.

4. Personal Preference: Ultimately, the decision to polish your watch depends on your personal preference. If you feel that your watch’s aesthetics have been compromised by scratches or wear, and you desire a refreshed and polished look, it may be worth considering.

It’s important to note that polishing removes a thin layer of material from the watch’s surface, which can alter its original finish. If your watch has sentimental or collector’s value, it’s advisable to consult with a professional watchmaker or contact the manufacturer for guidance before proceeding with polishing.