If you own a watch with a plexi crystal you’ll notice that after a while it’ll pick up scratches. Unlike hard sapphire crystal, the plexi will indeed scratch much more easily. The good news is that you can actually get rid of the scratches if it is plexi, not so if it would be sapphire. We’ll briefly outline a badly kept secret on how to keep that plexi looking absolutely pristine.
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The magic potion in the plexi-world goes by the name of ‘PolyWatch’. This little tube carries with it the secret to a scratchfree life for your plexi crystal. For under 10 bucks you can grab one of these easily online and they last a long while.
In essence, PolyWatch is a polishing paste. And you use it as follows:
Step 1: Wipe the crystal clean, make sure there is no debris on the surface that could scratch up the glass when you start polishing in the next steps.
Step 2: Apply a small amount directly on the plexi crystal. A little goes a long way, you do not need a lot of this at all.
Step 3: Wax on, wax off… Daniel-san! With a soft cloth (microfiber would be best) make little circles on the crystal (don’t press too hard). A full minute is in principle enough for light scratches. While you could keep going for the textbook ‘three minutes’, we like doing this one minute at a time, as usually one minute will be sufficient.
Tip: Keep the polishing paste nicely on the crystal and not on the bezel.
Step 4: When you’re about done and start feeling that the polishing gives some resistance, it is a good time to check if you can stop. The crystal will be looking rather ‘dull’ as it is still covered with a film of the paste.
Step 5: After you finish polishing, simply wipe clean with a clean cloth and crystal should look like new.
Tip: To avoid accidentally polishing the bezel in this process, you can simply apply some masking tape on it.