Introduction

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.

Image 1/1: You WILL NEED all of the following: diamond paste - 3 different grades
  • 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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Image 1/3: After you have removed your watch band from the watch case. Next step is to remove the bezel from the casing. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: Place your watch dial in the watch case under a cup or dust protector to avoid getting dust and lint on your watch.
  • 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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Image 1/2: You will have three different grade diamond pastes.  I use a 6, 3, 1... It's always better to do a 6, 3, .25 Image 2/2: The lowest grade diamond paste is good for refinishing with a glossy mirror finish.
  • 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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Image 1/3: You will apply about a dime size of paste, then using your finger to spread the paste evenly around the watch face. Image 2/3: After spreading out the diamond paste, turn your Dremel on its lowest speed and apply the felt tip to the watch face. Image 3/3: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Lastly, I used some car wax on my watch face to give it that gleem. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: The RESULT = PERFECTION!
  • 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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