Old 11th January 2005, 06:41   #1
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:cry: what can i do about.... ?

scratched glass/(crystal?)? specifically that of a watch face, i recently crashed on a bike and fucked up my watch Too DAMN Much for me to think to fix it (<-- sorry had to )
it's got scratches all over the face, it almost makes it not easy to read, (it's analog and digital so it's not too bad) is there anything i can do besides replacing the watch? some kind of miracle compound like that used to fix car scratches? sanding/buffing? anything? it's a nice casio watch so i don wanna replace it

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Old 11th January 2005, 08:54   #2
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You'll have to call Casio and see if there's a jeweller near you that will replace the crystal. And no, you can't buff the scratches out.
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Old 11th January 2005, 09:03   #3
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yeh that's what i was trying to avoid, the professional approach, and the expensive one

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Old 11th January 2005, 09:07   #4
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Old 11th January 2005, 09:09   #5
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LOL :P

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Old 11th January 2005, 11:34   #6
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The crystal is inside (usually quartz), it vibrates at a certain frequency and hence keeps the time. The top piece will just be glass, I think.
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Old 11th January 2005, 11:46   #7
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Dunno if you can get it over there, but I've used Duraglit to remove light surface scratches from glass fronted watches before, it's technically a metal polish, but if used with care can grind out light scratches, if they are deep gouges however then you are basically fucked.

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Duraglit wadding polish comes to us from England and is made of a thick cotton wadding roll impregnated with mineral spirits and micro-fine aluminum oxide abrasives. Duraglit comes in two types: the first, the more coarse of the two, is for brass, copper, chrome and other metals. The second, the finer of the two, is for silver. Each 75g can contains a roll approx. 2-1/2" wide x 16" long.
Otherwise take it to a jewelers they should be able to replace the glass unless it's some casio only mould, otherwise contact casio direct.
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Old 11th January 2005, 16:26   #8
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Clear Nail Varnish will clean it up a fair bit, I used it on my Bellini Solar.

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Old 11th January 2005, 16:38   #9
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will they be able to replace the glass in my fossil kaleido? its totally scratched to hell. how much do they tend to charge?
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Old 11th January 2005, 19:51   #10
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Try progressively finer sandpaper like people use to polish paint on show cars. Start with about 800 grit. Then use toothpaste for the final polish. Follow up with Future floor polish.

I have used this to remove scratches from model car windows.

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Old 11th January 2005, 22:48   #11
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Polishing it with brake fluid will do wonders . . . that is unless you've already done everything else suggested here . . . if so, forget this one.
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Old 12th January 2005, 02:36   #12
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i haven't done anything, but i was thinking something along the lines of cabo's/jone's answer

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