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    Slight case of buyer's remorse

    I saw this watch on Ashford's site and loved it. I got it in my hands and loved it. I wore it for a few days and loved it.

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    BUT...

    I've discovered it gets scratched if you look at it the wrong way. I knew the flat brushed bezel would be a scratch magnet but the slightest contact with anything tougher than air will leave a mark. The bezel now has a couple handfuls of fine scratches. Have not had this experience with other flat bezels. Wonder if JR uses a softer SS...

    Anyway, have made up my mind to ignore the scratches as best as I can but it's not been totally successful.

    Still love it though.

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    Such a beautiful piece but so sorry it's a scratch magnet. That would drive me bonkers. I'm SO careful with my watches that the slightest nick drives me nuts.

    Just think of it as "thelovedpatek" having a little brother.
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    It is a great looking piece especially with the blue dial, but I was wondering if that finished surface would show any imperfections, so you answered my question.

    Time to become one with the bench lathe I guess........
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    Time for some cape cod cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -JP View Post
    Time for some cape cod cloth.
    Not on brushed parts surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSeikoFan View Post
    I knew the flat brushed bezel would be a scratch magnet.
    Ofrei sell demagnetizers - might that work?

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    I used it on my Explorer 2 bracelet. As long as you go with the brush and light you will be fine. Takes a little patience and skill, some may not be comfortable doing so but if your a good handy man you should be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Ofrei sell demagnetizers - might that work?

    Cheesy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Cheesy.
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    Scotchbrite pads , red. I put the brush marks back on the buckle of my planet ocean every week or so. 30 seconds and it looks new. I don't think it would scratch the crystal, if so maybe masking tape.
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