You can be more careful in the world. However, 1 hour can be that, with daily use, your clock is suffering with a scratch on the bracelet or the glass that protects the display.
If that happens don’t even get rid of the play or leave her in a corner saved until you can take in a watch. There are some homemade tips that will help minimize the problem.
The first step, however, is knowing which material is made this glass. That’s right. In many models the display protector of acrylic, for example. As each of them requires different care is essential for you to know which product you’re dealing with.
The types of glass
The three most common types of glass for watches are acrylic, mineral and Sapphire. The first, obviously, is the cheapest. It is resistant to breaking, but not quite to the risks. Is usually present in children’s models.
Mineral glass is already one of the most used in the market, being resistant to scratches. However, when breaks can cause major damage to the watch.
Finally, the Sapphire is the most resistant of all. It is even capable of scratching surfaces. The most renowned brands in the market using this material with frequency.
Once you know the difference between the types of glass now is time to know how to get rid of unwanted scratches.
I can handle this at home?
The first step is to identify if the scratches are more superficial or very deep. If the damage is too great and the clock has the sapphire glass, the ideal is even trying to contact with the watch that will have the most suitable products to eliminate risks effectively.
However, you can try to take care of at home, with a soft flannel. At least will ensure more brightness until you contact a professional.
In the case of acrylic
If you want to work the problem and knows that the surface of your watch is acrylic, so there is a fairly easy procedure to perform. First wipe it with MOP 1 1. Note that it will take a bit of digital brands, fat or other residues.
Following use a very soft cloth and that do not release any lint, moistened with water and mild soap. Careful not to overdo it because you can ruin the play. By no means use Abrasives solvents, alcohol or paint thinner.
After cleaning, it’s time to Polish to take the risks. First use a sandpaper-those that remove excess paint from the walls-thicker (320). Make circular motions with her, but without overdoing the pressure.
After the display is all whitish, take another, thin sandpaper and go over again. Then put some specific products for polishing you find in supermarkets, in a flannel.
Rub the surface of the clock in this cloth. Then another clean on top, to shine. Remember: do not try this same procedure on Sapphire and mineral glass.
If you want to give a way to eliminate the risks of sapphire glass of your watch then buy a Microfiber cloth, very smooth. You can find this product in specialised retailers on the internet. It is important to a specific tissue, since others may damage the piece.
With your hand rub the cloth on the surface of the glass carefully in circular motions. In this case do not use cleaning agents as they may be harmful to the material from Sapphire.
The same will be worth to the mineral glass.
If you still cannot resolve the problem, the idea is to resort to a professional, as has been said previously. But remember, be careful not to hit the watch or get in touch with products that might damage it. Always keep it clean, and so will have a piece that will last much longer.