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Hi

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?

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You pretty much must have a professional grade machine to get my kind of results using the correct compounds.

If you try to use a Dremmel in all likelihood you will have swirl marks on the case using the common red rouge.

Any jeweler can do the case in about 10 minutes if he has the right machine.

From what I see in the picture yours would turn out fantastic!
 

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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.
 
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