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I have a stainless steel watch case with DEEP gouges.

For repair, does the watchmaker feel in the gaps first with a base metal and then polish? Or do you just buff the hell out of it until the whole surface is at the same plane of the scratches? :think:

I know with gold, the gaps are easier to fill due to pliable metal.

Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I have a stainless steel watch case with DEEP gouges.

For repair, does the watchmaker feel in the gaps first with a base metal and then polish? Or do you just buff the hell out of it until the whole surface is at the same plane of the scratches? :think:

I know with gold, the gaps are easier to fill due to pliable metal.

Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
If the gouges are really deep you grind the watch then smooth the watch then buff the watch... You could theoretically braze in some metal but if we are talking about gouges THAT deep, it's time to replace the case! (Besides, it's hard to braze stainless, I am told.)
 

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If the gouges are really deep you grind the watch then smooth the watch then buff the watch... You could theoretically braze in some metal but if we are talking about gouges THAT deep, it's time to replace the case! (Besides, it's hard to braze stainless, I am told.)
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