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I know that John has written about how to remove the scratches from the seamaster clasp with a scotch-brite sponge which I will be doing soon. However, my watch is the 2200.51.00 which has a stainless steel bracelet. Is it possible to approach the bracelet, or even consider taking scracthes off, with a scoth brite sponge? Also, if it is allowed would one do it with the grain gently like John describes?

I have had my watch for less than a week and it is already scratched. I am betting it is because of my wrist touching the desk while I type.
 

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:)well Mike,

yes you can. I believe i would practice on the clasp first and get the technique down, it takes a bit of practice. go easy, take no more than you have to.. then i might try to smooth as small of an area as possible on the bracelet with the grain. your P.O. doesn't have any shiny bits in the bracelet, right? it is just satin, right?

when I clean up my clasp i actually deploy the divers extension and grasp the clasp where the bracelet joins it (to isolate my bracelet) and actually move the clasp across the pad lying on the table. I kind of use my thumb as a guide along the edge of the pad to keep the new brushed lines as straight as possible..

I also want to purchase a scratch pen. Bergeon makes one that works well I hear for taking out scratches of the bracelet very precisely..

lots of ways to keep the bracelet and clasp fresh, if you need any help, please ask..:thumbup1:

:):)
diver88

BTW , I practiced on an older, less expensive bracelet first..
 

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Mike

You'll get them out fairly easily from what I gather. I've never been one to take metal to any watch though but once you've picked up the courage to do it, it is apparently quite a piece of cake.

Wish you well

and

Have a nice day


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The Seamaster clasp is notorious for picking up scratches. I noticed a couple within a few days of owning my watch, and was tempted to try and remove them using the recommended methods. A few days later and there were yet more scratches. In the end I just let the scratches build up, and although they are ugly at first they look OK once there's lots of them, and even add a bit of character to the watch.

Clean the clasp once, and before you know know it you will be cleaning it every other day. Longer term you're likely to become a Scotch-Brite addict, and find yourself rushing out of meetings just to give your clasp a quick polish!
 

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Mike, the first thing I would do is to try and live with the scratches. It's hard to see them on your new expensive watch, but unless you keep it locked away and never wear it. But where is the fun in that? Perhaps only give your watch the treatment once or twice a year, or else those scratches will consume you and before you know it, your clasp will be wafer thin due to all the rubbing.

But, if you must try and remove the scratches, always cover the polished parts with Sellotape (Scotchtape) and as soon as you see it starting to wear through, remove it and replace it.

I would also recommend looking at JBHII's Seamaster and Rolex Reference Pages for tips. And my favourite guide to use is Mason Allerby's on TZ. Just do a search over there for Mason Allerby and click on his name within his signature. It's a fantastic read and has loads of photos. He has used a Dremmel for getting rid of scratches, but the basic principle can be applied to almost any method you use.
 

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The Seamaster clasp is notorious for picking up scratches. I noticed a couple within a few days of owning my watch, and was tempted to try and remove them using the recommended methods. A few days later and there were yet more scratches. In the end I just let the scratches build up, and although they are ugly at first they look OK once there's lots of them, and even add a bit of character to the watch.

Clean the clasp once, and before you know know it you will be cleaning it every other day. Longer term you're likely to become a Scotch-Brite addict, and find yourself rushing out of meetings just to give your clasp a quick polish!
LOL:biggrin: There is an element of true here.:lol:

I would suggest a variation of the above and treat the watch to a de-scratching once a year because you will never enjoy it if you worry about every scratch.
 

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i agree that scratches are just part of life for my smp. i just consider them badges of honor :)

it is my daily wearer and it is part of the character of the watch....sort of like leather having natural scratches and marks.

congrats on your purchase and wear it with pride mike.
 

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You guys have brought up a good point. I have just had the watch for a week, if I start trying to make it look new everyday I am going to be left with no watch at all. I will live with it just fine. Perhaps I will take you up on the advice and simply try to take some scratches off once a year. Thank you very much for all of the advice.
 

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Hello there.. I got the same concern with my SMP, but you just have to get used to it... besides that shows you are a proud user of the watch... and as many here will say... J.Bond would never take the watch from his wrist, not even for a scratch problem.

Cheers,

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MovieFreak:

Well said! Behind every scratch is a fond memory!

BTW, I noticed you have one post, so Welcome to WTF!!! Look at my next post for my standard welcome to new members!!!

:)
 

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Here it is: Again Welcome to WTF!

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LOL Time pal

Mr Movie has been with us back in the ole' house. Having said that I'm sure he enjoyed the warm welcome you provided. Did you offer him a glass of California's finest? :biggrin::biggrin:


Hey Movie

Good to see you here. If you'd like your post count updated to include all your fine efforts in the ole' WTF, just PM John.


Be well now pals


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:) hey Movie,

good to see you again:thumbup1:

on scratches,

my Omegas are far from scratch free but I do every 2 to 4 weeks a little maintainence to just keep from letting it get out of hand.

by doing this I also am more aware of not scratching it. I never actually remove anything measurable... just redirecting the errant scratches in a controlled manner..;)

:):)
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My seamaster (acquired in March this year) already has a collage of scratches and scrape marks going every which way. Unfortunately, the depth of each scratch also varies greatly, with some seeping deeply into the clasp metal. I tried the Scott-Brite sponge pad method, and find it only helps to eliminate those hair-thin surface scratches.
 
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