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In this guide I will show you how to remove scratches from a glass sapphire watch face without the expense of having to replace your entire watch face.

Just because your watch face is scratched or has many scratches, save yourself from buying a new $80 watch face replacement.

NOTICE THE HORRIBLE SCRATCH ON MY BREITLING NAVITIMER AROUND THE 12 HAND, it's actually a borderline crack.
  • NOTICE THE HORRIBLE SCRATCH ON MY BREITLING NAVITIMER AROUND THE 12 HAND, it's actually a borderline crack.

  • You WILL NEED all of the following: diamond paste - 3 different grades

  • A hand held Dremel tool using felt tip. You can try to use a papertowel and buff the face but it doesn't knock out the job like a Dremel. I bought mine at Walmart for $25 dollars.

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First, remove your watch band from your watch. After you have removed your watch band from the watch case. Next step is to remove the bezel from the casing. Take butter knife from your kitchen and slide it between the watch case and bezel and pry it up as you twist. You will feel a pop and the bezel will be freed from the watch case.
  • First, remove your watch band from your watch.

  • After you have removed your watch band from the watch case. Next step is to remove the bezel from the casing.

  • Take butter knife from your kitchen and slide it between the watch case and bezel and pry it up as you twist. You will feel a pop and the bezel will be freed from the watch case.

  • Place your watch dial in the watch case under a cup or dust protector to avoid getting dust and lint on your watch.

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Rather than removing the glass from the bezel, I just left it in. It is advisable to always remove the glass completely, but I did not as the materials being used will not harm the bezel. Exercise caution and do not rush yourself. You will have three different grade diamond pastes.  I use a 6, 3, 1... It's always better to do a 6, 3, .25
  • Rather than removing the glass from the bezel, I just left it in. It is advisable to always remove the glass completely, but I did not as the materials being used will not harm the bezel. Exercise caution and do not rush yourself.

  • You will have three different grade diamond pastes. I use a 6, 3, 1... It's always better to do a 6, 3, .25

  • The lowest grade diamond paste is good for refinishing with a glossy mirror finish.

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Start with level 6 diamond paste You will apply about a dime size of paste, then using your finger to spread the paste evenly around the watch face. After spreading out the diamond paste, turn your Dremel on its lowest speed and apply the felt tip to the watch face.
  • Start with level 6 diamond paste

  • You will apply about a dime size of paste, then using your finger to spread the paste evenly around the watch face.

  • After spreading out the diamond paste, turn your Dremel on its lowest speed and apply the felt tip to the watch face.

  • IMPORTANT: rotate the Dremel in circular motions as you work around the sapphire. DO NOT press to hard or Dremel too long on a specific area, it could crack your face.

  • Take little 20 second breaks allowing the face to cool down, if it over heats it could be many problems.

  • You will repeat the same steps above for each grade of diamond paste.

  • Apply a little more pressure on the really scratched area to get better results.

  • NOTE* when you press harder on specific areas using your Dremel make sure your not overheating the crystal, it can heat up in a matter of 5 seconds. Touch the area scratched often to ensure its cool.

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After removing the scratches from your watch face, then snap your bezel back on and re-attach your links. Lastly, I used some car wax on my watch face to give it that gleem. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend getting some cape cod cloths. They are AMAZING. Wipe down your wrist band with this and it will remove scratches and polish your watch.
  • After removing the scratches from your watch face, then snap your bezel back on and re-attach your links.

  • Lastly, I used some car wax on my watch face to give it that gleem.

  • I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend getting some cape cod cloths. They are AMAZING. Wipe down your wrist band with this and it will remove scratches and polish your watch.

  • The RESULT = PERFECTION!

  • Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Notice the scratch on my Breitling is completely gone!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Please keep in mind that this is a fake Breitling watch. Authentic Breitling watches have a different case construction and you will damage your watch if its authentic with this process.

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