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How to Remove Scratches from a Stainless Steel Watch Case

It was bound to happen, but the first scratch on your brand-new watch is still the most painful. Battle scars? Character? Screw all that. Maybe you just want your beloved watch to look perfect again. Here's what you need to know about removing scratches from metal watch cases. Is Polishing My Watch a Good Idea? Before diving head-first into a watch-polishing project, there are some important caveats to consider:For valuable vintage watches, polishing a watch's case is known to potentially decrease its value: it can noticeably alter the case's silhouette and will never be quite the same as the original factory finish anyway. It will alter the watch's character irreversibly (then again, so do scratches, so there's a tradeoff either...

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How a Chronograph Watch Works: Everything You Need to Know

There is no other type of watch that requires as much interaction from its wearer as the chronograph. Even at rest a chronograph dutifully waits, its seconds hand standing still, alert and vertical, inviting the user to start the stopwatch function. There's a distinct pleasure that comes from directly interacting with a finely-made mechanical chronograph movement that cannot be had by just winding or setting a conventional watch: You feel the button release under the right amount of finger pressure, hear the satisfying click, and the sweep hand begins its march. There is a tension that builds as the hand approaches sixty seconds again and again and the minute counter ticks over to another hash. Push the button again and...

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HOW TO PICK THE BEST WATCH FOR YOUR PERSONALITY

A watch is an essential accessory that no man is complete without. An item you wear practically every day, your watch is like an extension of yourself and as such, must be perfect. When it’s time to choose a new timepiece you should, of course, be on the lookout for something that’s stylish and functional, but you should also seek something that represents your personality. By choosing a watch that suits your personality, you’ll find that it also suits your wardrobe and your lifestyle. Whether you’re the outdoorsy type, a thrill seeker or love a bit of luxury, your perfect watch will match your personality. Put it first when shopping, and your new accessory addition will meet your needs in...

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Titanium Watches vs Stainless Steel Watches | Pros & Cons

When you shop for watches, you’ll frequently see cases and bands made out of stainless steel. Of course, many watch straps are leather, cloth, or any number of other materials, but for the case, stainless steel is usually your best bet. This is because stainless steel doesn’t rust and is remarkably strong, especially for the purposes of wristwear. In recent years, stainless steel’s dominance in the arena of wristwatches has started to be challenged by an even stronger metal: titanium. Used in aeronautical and astronautical designs, titanium is one of the toughest and most abundant minerals on earth. Equally important in terms of design, though, is its lightness.For the discerning watch buyer, choosing between a stainless steel or titanium watch...

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This Year’s Best Investment Watches

So, you want to invest in watches do you? Well… don’t. Horological speculation is, to put it bluntly, a fool’s errand.The fact is, even if a watch is going to appreciate, it’s not going to do so by a huge margin. Compared to property, classic cars, art or wine they’re just not worth the time it takes to research the subject. Still, there is the plus point that they rarely drop in value. A good watch shouldn’t really degrade that much. It’s not a Lamborghini, after all. If you keep it regularly serviced and avoid getting hit wrist-first by a car, it should be fine. But like all safe bets, it’s not going to net you a huge win. It...

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