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Hi guys.

My PO has picked up a few scratches on the AR coating on top and even though they are not huge...I KNOW THEY ARE THERE!!! I've heard it is possible to remove the coating entirely but what do you use to get it off, AND... more importantly, does it make a huge differrence to the way the watch looks? Alternatively, should I just get it replaced? I'm not a diver of any kind so it's function won't be missed that much but I do like having it.

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Hey there, Mike! This question has thouroughly been discussed previously in another thread. Maybe do a quick search and you will find it! I think it was called AR Coating. Good luck!
 

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Hi Mike

I think removing it will eliminate the blue hue which I like so much as well. Aaron's done some pix of his PO post AR removal. I'll try to find them. They are somewhere on our archived site, possibly the members' gallery.

I'm sure PO owners will chime in with their thoughts.


Be well now :001_smile:



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Alas-- A/R coating on the outside of a harder-than-nails sapphire crystal! What will they think of next?

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Hi guys

Thanks for the advice. I found the thread on this topic and have decided it is NOT a DIY job!! The word "bent" scared the hell out of me when reading about "popping off" the bezel!

I think i'll live with the scratches for the time being and maybe later get it removed professionally.

Having said that.... I didn't find the photos Houston was talking about with the AR coating removed off Aaron's PO. If anyone knows where they are hiding, i'd love to see them. I am quite a fan of the blue hue and (pretty much) invisible sapphire..... A re-coat may be in order??....
 

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Mike, I'm just guessing but I would think that just having the crystal replaced with a new one would be as or more economical than having yours re-coated.

I'd suggest living with it untill it becomes a problem then have a jeweler pop the bezel off, polish the remaining coating off then snapping the bezel back on.(I think going on is easy)
or you could always have a new one installed..

desicions.... good luck.:thumbup1:

diver88:):)
 

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I agree with Diver - probably less expensive to replace the whole crystal than re-coat it...

The PO bezel is one tough cookie. If you're experienced in removing diver bezels, you can probably tackle it, but I would NOT recommend it as your first one. Unlike most bezels that you can pry off from one side, you have to slowly pop it off from multiple sides at the same time (it needs to come off while staying parallel to the case). It's a real pain. I actually bought a bezel remover because the dang things so hard to remove. Now that's the way to do it.. Imagine, using the right tool for the right job.. Who'd have guess it would work!! :lol: :lol:
 

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Hi guys

Thanks for the advice. I found the thread on this topic and have decided it is NOT a DIY job!! The word "bent" scared the hell out of me when reading about "popping off" the bezel!

I think i'll live with the scratches for the time being and maybe later get it removed professionally.

Having said that.... I didn't find the photos Houston was talking about with the AR coating removed off Aaron's PO. If anyone knows where they are hiding, i'd love to see them. I am quite a fan of the blue hue and (pretty much) invisible sapphire..... A re-coat may be in order??....
Mike

I'm no DIY merchant myself either. The thought of taking anything metallic to my watch scares the living daylights out of me.

Well sadly I can't seem to be able to track down my good buddy Aaron's photos either. Might be easier to ask him to re-post them. I'm sure he'll be along before too long - keep watching these pages.


Best WIShes :001_smile:



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Hi Mike,

I found the pictures of my PO without the AR,as you can see it doesn't really show anything.:blink:

I think you would have no trouble polishing the AR off,just mask the bezel instead of trying to remove it or get an AD to remove it.(Reinstalling is very easy):thumbup1:

As you know I bent my bezel trying to remove it and fortunately I had ordered the wrong part when I was doing an insert change (orange to black) and had a complete bezel spare:rolleyes:.Anyhow I think with a bit of care you could mask the bezel and do the job yourself.:blush:

Anyhow hope it helps.
 

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Aaron good buddy

I knew you'd appear. Good to see you pal. Thanks for the photo and info and hope you're well.

Have a good weekend now :001_smile:



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I think I too would miss the hint of blue......

Still Aaron's pictures make it look good without. Sign of a great watch :thumbup1:


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:)

when I recently looked at one in the AD, I didn't even notice the bloo hue:thumbup1:

Mr Scott, is your AR coating perfect and unmolested?


diver88:):)
 
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