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Old 23 October 2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Bad polishing job?

Being fairly new to watches, I am interested in growing my watch collection. With that being said, I am now interested in purchasing a used watch. As I learn more I read a lot about polishing watches. Can someone show a watch with a 'bad' or over polished so I can see what I don't want?
Thanks for any pictures
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Old 23 October 2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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Old 23 October 2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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Old 23 October 2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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I take it the one on the left that is starting to look like a nautilus is the bad polish job?
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Old 23 October 2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Yes, they ruined it.
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Old 23 October 2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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All the edges are rounded no good


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Old 23 October 2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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They really had to work at it to screw it up that bad...
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Old 23 October 2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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OMG that's classic, yep, totally ruined that one. How in the world someone could do that, look at it and say, "yep, great job"?
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Old 23 October 2013, 10:27 PM   #9
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Just for reference, please let me show you an example of a good polish. Executed by Breitling Japan.

SuperOcean kopia.jpg

The picture is taken a few days after receiving it back from an overhaul. Since then I have given the watch to my beloved wife, and it's now pretty much back to pre-overhaul scratch state
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Old 23 October 2013, 10:32 PM   #10
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Just for reference, please let me show you an example of a good polish. Executed by Breitling Japan.

Attachment 435008

The picture is taken a few days after receiving it back from an overhaul. Since then I have given the watch to my beloved wife, and it's now pretty much back to pre-overhaul scratch state
For all you vintage Sub junkies out there (including myself actually), please note that this is a SuperOcean red!
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Old 24 October 2013, 01:08 AM   #11
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Old 24 October 2013, 01:34 AM   #12
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They have totally changed the watch from the iconic straight lines
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Old 24 October 2013, 01:38 AM   #13
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Thanks for the photo. The funny (sad) part is if I saw the polished version alone, I may never have noticed how bad it looked. I'll need to do more research before I purchase used.
Thanks again
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Old 24 October 2013, 01:42 AM   #14
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It looks like the polished watch is melting.
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Old 24 October 2013, 02:22 AM   #15
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I always find ss submariners with horrible polish jobs around the lug...
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Old 24 October 2013, 03:18 AM   #16
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