I just got this Waltham in a Nickel case. I cleaned and polished the case and it doesn't look bad. I have seen Nickel cases polished to a high shine. Can someone tell me what is used to get the mirror finish?
Cracker of a watch. Personally I don't mind if they look their age a bit - but I agree, those mirror shined do look crazy spectacular.
The buffing gear can be bought quite cheaply, trivoli and rouge compounds, plus buffs. But you can remove a lot of material fast - and it will take some practice. So starting on a nice one like that would be a bad idea. Buying the gear and a collection of scrap cases is wisest. Otherwise, living with a slightly dull or swirled hand finish isn't really so bad.