Learning how to remove a scratch on a watch face is a valuable technique to learn. Nothing is more disheartening than scratching your watch's face, especially if the watch is worth some real money. If any of you collect watches, you can imagine just how frustrating it can be to have a scratch on the face of a watch. First of all, the watch face simply looks a lot less aesthetically appealing with a scar. Imagine how easily you can resuscitate your time piece if you can remove scratches from your watch's face. Well, the technique of removing scratches from a watch face is a lot easier than you probably realize. All you need is some jeweler's rouge and some household items and you can greatly reduce the visibility of any scratches on your watch face.
To remove a scratch from a watch face you will need:
- Jeweler's rouge
- Cotton swabs
- Small bowl for mixing
- What is a jeweler's rouge? You can't know what to buy if you don't know what it is. As name suggests, jeweler's rouge is a compound that jewelers use to bring out the luster in their products. What it does is essentially smooth out the items, making them more able to reflect. This in turn makes the items shinier and more brilliant. You can find this stuff online or in hobby shops.
Dilute the compound in water. Jeweler's rouge is used to fill in deeper abrasions. Because the scratches on your watch's face are basically superficial flaw, you don't want to use a very strong version of the compound. To be safe, start out with just a little jeweler's rouge and a lot of water. Mix well.
- Take a cotton swab and dip it in your mixture. Lightly swipe the diluted compound over the face of the watch and let it dry. Clean the crust off the watch. If the scratch is still there then you know you need to make the compound slightly stronger. This isn't an exact science. The one thing you don't want to do is to use too much rouge because you may end up scratching the face of the watch even worse.
- If you have a watch with a plastic face you can do one of two things. You can purchase a cheap scratch fixer kits for a couple of bucks or you can just throw the damn watch away. If it has a plastic face it probably isn't worth much anyway. Stop being cheap.