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Old 15 February 2020, 11:37 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! I got this scratch on my watch. No idea how it even got there. Itís not deep and you canít feel it when you run your hand over, it seems like just the brushed part got scratched off. Is this fixable ?!?!
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Old 15 February 2020, 11:41 AM   #2
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Lol my aquanauts have the same. Sadly only polish can fix it


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Old 15 February 2020, 11:43 AM   #3
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That reassuring tho. I don’t want to overreact cause it seems like something Patek can solve in no time. Any idea on cost ?
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Old 15 February 2020, 11:48 AM   #4
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That reassuring tho. I donít want to overreact cause it seems like something Patek can solve in no time. Any idea on cost ?


To be honest Iím not sure but I def wouldnít touch it. It looks brand new... I can tell you the aquanaut will look smaller. My first Patek was a preowned 67 10 years ago.. I would enjoy it, it will happen. Patek brushed steel get hairlines from air.
look at the difference in size.



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Old 15 February 2020, 11:50 AM   #5
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Wow! Was that from just 1 polish by Patel?!


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Old 15 February 2020, 12:22 PM   #6
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I’ve polished my own nautilus... let’s just say it didn’t go well. It cost $150 at patek to polish. They need to take out the glass and movement to polish it properly.

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Old 15 February 2020, 12:26 PM   #7
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Wow! Was that from just 1 polish by Patel?!


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No clue bought it preowned from Tourneau longggg time ago lol. Point is donít polish!! Thank god I finally got the call 6 months ago and got a fresh one.




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Old 15 February 2020, 12:26 PM   #8
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Iíve polished my own nautilus... letís just say it didnít go well


Show us! Lol


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Old 15 February 2020, 12:44 PM   #9
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The picture above.... is polished.


Howís disney
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Old 15 February 2020, 12:47 PM   #10
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The picture above.... is polished.





Howís disney


Your post didnít load before lol. Looks pretty in gold.. We came back today. Daddy is now off duty



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Old 15 February 2020, 01:22 PM   #11
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I feel 100x better knowing it is possible to be buffed out but easier said than done. Itís going to bother me for a while.


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Old 15 February 2020, 08:24 PM   #12
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Wow! Was that from just 1 polish by Patel?!


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A polish by Patel will do that
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Old 15 February 2020, 09:29 PM   #13
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You can definitely tell the ones that were polished a few time’s as the outer shiny edge is bigger and less brushed metal bezel. I guess if it really bothered you after a few times could get a new case but no doubt pricey. Best just not to polish at all and just enjoy it.
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Old 15 February 2020, 10:31 PM   #14
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look at the difference in size.



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Old 15 February 2020, 10:33 PM   #15
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AD says you can polish a watch like 3x to keep the lines sharp
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Old 15 February 2020, 10:50 PM   #16
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For some reason, i think nautilus and aquanaut bezels easily scratch if used regularly.

Just wear them as is. It’s a fact of watch wearing life.
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Old 16 February 2020, 11:19 AM   #17
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I like the blemishes. Keep them coming and enjoy the watch.
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Old 16 February 2020, 11:37 AM   #18
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Fix it or scratch it more. The in between stage is weird
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Old 16 February 2020, 12:02 PM   #19
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Iíve polished my own nautilus... letís just say it didnít go well. It cost $150 at patek to polish. They need to take out the glass and movement to polish it properly.

Won't this void the warranty? Or there is already no more warranty?
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Old 16 February 2020, 12:31 PM   #20
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Won't this void the warranty? Or there is already no more warranty?
I sold it to the new owner who sent it in to fix... I bought a second one :)

I didn’t open the case back or take out the movement to be clear. I polished it from the outside
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Old 16 February 2020, 01:05 PM   #21
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I sold it to the new owner who sent it in to fix... I bought a second one :)

I didnít open the case back or take out the movement to be clear. I polished it from the outside


Ooo Iím telliní!



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Old 16 February 2020, 01:13 PM   #22
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Ooo Iím telliní!



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Lol...Iím a chinese customer they can still reach right now...Iím not quarantined....

If they donít want my money itís fine I go spend it on some RMís and AP and Seikoís. Iím going to buy 100ís of Seiko.


But tbh I couldnít deal with the scratches...and I sold it at MSRP
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Old 16 February 2020, 01:14 PM   #23
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Old 16 February 2020, 01:17 PM   #24
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Lol...Iím a chinese customer they can still reach right now...Iím not quarantined....



If they donít want my money itís fine I go spend it on some RMís and AP and Seikoís. Iím going to buy 100ís of Seiko.





But tbh I couldnít deal with the scratches...and I sold it at MSRP


Even if you sold it for 100,000,000,000 profit. Remember itís YOUR watch . But yes you have a big point with Pateks.. they look so ugly when they get scratched up. NOTHING like Rolex lol


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Old 16 February 2020, 02:52 PM   #25
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Can you send it to Patek and ask them for the a new bezel?
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Old 16 February 2020, 03:41 PM   #26
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Can you send it to Patek and ask them for the a new bezel?
You can but why would you? Its scratched, not dented. A polish will take it out at service time. The watch must of rubbed by some sort of object to create the darker scratch (ive only gotten the hairlines for now luckily)
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Old 16 February 2020, 06:27 PM   #27
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Can you send it to Patek and ask them for the a new bezel?
No the bezel is one piece the middle case. Aqua is a two part case middle and screw on back. This was discussed awhile ago and a member received conformation from Patek that the bezel is "interrogated to the middle case' !
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