How to Remove Scratches from the Watch
A defective scratch on your “most favorite ever” watch! That should really hurt, right mate? That is why we have compiled all these for you to know how to remove scratches from the watch.
No matter whether it’s a gift or one’s very own possession, a favorite watch is something that almost everyone holds very close to their hearts.
It gathers a sense of belongingness around people that it becomes a somewhat part of them. And when it gets afflicted with some sort of scratches, we know you feel like crying like a pre-school kid.
So, we know it hurts. But don’t you give up yet.
Our duty is to save you from the misery. Here we are with a compilation of home remedies that should guide you to remove scratches from your watch.
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How to Remove Scratches from the Watch
Before we start, it’s our ethical obligation to let you know that all these remedies might not work for your watch.
Some might even damage your watch’s glass to some extent.
And if your watch is just way too expensive or it consists of materials like sapphire glass, you’re highly recommended to look for professional help. Anyways, let’s dig in.
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Toothbrush ain’t the only place for your toothpaste
This is the easiest as well as a highly used home remedy that you can go with. Along with its minty flavor, toothpaste is known for its abrasive nature. Hence, it can rub off all those micro nicks from your watch.
Remember not to use gel type toothpaste. That won’t do the work for you. Otherwise, if toothpaste can clean a smartphone screen, it should be just doing fine for your watch crystals.
Rubbing alcohol might be a way out
Time to get some alcohol guys!
Jokes apart, the reason we have used an uncertain modal ‘might’ in the sub-headline is that we are not absolutely sure of it. Used inaccurately, alcohol can damage different types of plastics. Hence, you need to be careful while using it.
If you decide to use it, damp a piece of fabric with rubbing alcohol and try to rub the scratches away from your watch crystals. Remember to do it very gently.
Do you still have one of those pencil erasers?
Let’s hope you still have one of them. Then this interesting old school technique is solely for you.
The reason why call it old school because people have been using these erasers to remove scratches from their smartphones and tabs for a while.
So, if that method comes good for gorilla glasses of smartphones, that shouldn’t disappoint you either with your watch’s crystal glass.
Surprise! You can even use vaseline
Tell me, aren’t you surprised to hear that? “Why on earth would I rub Vaseline on my watch crystals instead of my skin crystals(!)”, you may wonder!
Vaseline is one kind of petroleum jelly, or you can say some petroleum-based lotion. These petroleum lotions have been used as a cleaning hack to remove sticky micro specks of dirt as well as scratches from the screens of traditional monitors.
Coming from that, Vaseline should come handy to watch crystals too. Get some petroleum jelly, put it on your watch crystals and rub it for a minute or so. You should see some changes.
If not, don’t blame us. Critical scratches won’t go away with just Vaseline. This technique is only applicable to small scratches and scrapes.
Here’s a recipe with banana and baking soda
Is this even real? Surprisingly it is. I mean it works for spectacles and eyeglasses. So, there’s a high chance that it would for your watch glass too. Why not give it a try?
Use some baking soda on a chopped piece of banana. Then try to rub the scratches off using that weird mixture. Thank us if that works, don’t kill us if that does not. After all, we’re just trying to help.
Try something real, like Auto-Cleaning products
Not only because of its high above the par price, but also the kind of fancy item your watch is, you should love to treat it as an expensive car. And trust me on this, that’s the best way to maintain something which you cherish so dearly.
There are so many auto-cleaning products out there in the market. There are even products like windscreen polish with nano glass coating. These will not only polish your glass, but they will also give a layer of protection. And not to mention, it will rub off the scratches away from your watch crystals.
If you can afford to own an extravagant watch, there’s no point in being thrifty here. Buy some good auto-cleaning products. Use them for your cars and when required, use them for your watch crystals as well.
The big guns; polishing tools
This is definitely not a home remedy. Rather it’s a professional way to fix the problem.
These tools polish your belongings. But before polishing them it can remove all the dirt and scratches away. So, you can have some experiments on it.
So, if you want to get the shine back for your watch, you will need to use one of these polishing tools. Here the bonus factor is that it adds a glittery look to your watch alongside removing the scratches.
And this concludes our edifying guideline on how to remove scratches from the watch. We really hope that some, if not all methods would work for you.
A tiny bit of scratches or a devastating crack, most of the time it is restorable. So, do not lose hope with your watch if you ever find it with scratches.
Five out of the seven remedies discussed are home remedies. You can use them on your own where you won’t need any professional assistance. And if you’re willing to go for some real professional stuff, you can just simply opt for the rest of the two.
That was all the babbling that we had to do. May you successfully restore your watch! In fact, why not use it in a way that you don’t need to restore or repair them at all?