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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:54 am

It always drives me a bit crazy when the clasps on my bracelets get desk rash from wearing them in everyday life. Many people see it as just part of watch ownership. I do not.....I like to keep them looking good.

Here is where is gets WUS-ish. I once read something about how people use clear fingernail polish on the clasps of their watches and somehow it seemingly keeps the clasps from getting all scratched up. I never tried this but curious if anyone here has? And, does it actually work? I was thinking about trying on my new DateJust41 to preserve especially the clasp center that is high polished. I wonder if in anyway it could screw up the finish etc. I assume you could remove it with nail polish remover whenever you wanted.

Anyone have any insight?

I fully expect the first replies to be Ed, Ben, JP and others with some response that Im a crossdresser, but after those maybe any real replies? :)

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:56 am

You’re saying you’re NOT a crossdresser?

You could probably use thinner phone screen protector material and cut to fit, but clasp scuffs don’t bother me.

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:58 am

hoppyjr wrote:
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You’re saying you’re NOT a crossdresser?

You could probably use thinner phone screen protector material and cut to fit, but clasp scuffs don’t bother me.
True to form Ed...

Thats a great idea but the center of the clasp is raised so not sure it would stick well without looking stupid. That where i wonder if the clear polish would do the trick as some suggest.

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:01 pm

You’re saying you’re NOT a crossdresser?

You could probably use thinner phone screen protector material and cut to fit, but clasp scuffs don’t bother me.

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Post by logan2z » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:07 pm

I'm about as anal as anyone when it comes to the condition of my watches but I accept clasp rash as part of watch ownership. It's something that's easy to correct at some point in the future if it gets bad enough to bother you. Putting chemicals on the clasp may result in a cure that's worse than the disease.

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Post by ChuckW » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:15 pm

Easy solution.....mink cuffs!

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:26 pm

logan2z wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:07 pm
I'm about as anal as anyone when it comes to the condition of my watches but I accept clasp rash as part of watch ownership. It's something that's easy to correct at some point in the future if it gets bad enough to bother you. Putting chemicals on the clasp may result in a cure that's worse than the disease.

THIS is what i would worry about as well......

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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:43 pm

Use helicopter tape, be more careful, or learn to deal with it.

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Post by tattoo chef » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:44 pm

Watches get scratched. Only way to prevent it is not to wear them.

It is what it is. Watches scratch, jewelry scratches, cars get scratched, etc.

Don’t worry about them. No one will notice or say anything because their watches get scratched as well.


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Post by Joeprez » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:47 pm

I used the screen protector trick on the clasp of my PO for a while, but then said fuck it.

Try clear tape?

I mean, unless you want to sell a watch as NOS... clasp scratches are pretty common.
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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:49 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Watches get scratched. Only way to prevent it is not to wear them.

It is what it is. Watches scratch, jewelry scratches, cars get scratched, etc.

Don’t worry about them. No one will notice or say anything because their watches get scratched as well.


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You may have missed where i wrote "Many people see it as just part of watch ownership. I do not.....I like to keep them looking good. "


With that said, i was looking for any ways to avoid the scratches....Oh Don......

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Post by Panerai7 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:50 pm

ZAGG is your friend

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:47 pm
I used the screen protector trick on the clasp of my PO for a while, but then said fuck it.

Try clear tape?

I mean, unless you want to sell a watch as NOS... clasp scratches are pretty common.
yeah agreed, and its not that big of a deal as i could always brush the outer part and cape cod the polished part. Was just looking for a hack to avoid that.

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:51 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:50 pm
ZAGG is your friend
Is that a type of weed? LOL

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Post by JDC222 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:52 pm

ericf4 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:49 pm
tattoo chef wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Watches get scratched. Only way to prevent it is not to wear them.

It is what it is. Watches scratch, jewelry scratches, cars get scratched, etc.

Don’t worry about them. No one will notice or say anything because their watches get scratched as well.


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You may have missed where i wrote "Many people see it as just part of watch ownership. I do not.....I like to keep them looking good. "


With that said, i was looking for any ways to avoid the scratches....Oh Don......
Avoid resting your watch clasp on the desk!
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Post by Chocodove » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Send it to me. I will suffer and deal with looking at the scratches for you.
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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Send it to me. I will suffer and deal with looking at the scratches for you.
problem solved!!

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Post by tattoo chef » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:58 pm

ericf4 wrote:
tattoo chef wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Watches get scratched. Only way to prevent it is not to wear them.

It is what it is. Watches scratch, jewelry scratches, cars get scratched, etc.

Don’t worry about them. No one will notice or say anything because their watches get scratched as well.


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You may have missed where i wrote "Many people see it as just part of watch ownership. I do not.....I like to keep them looking good. "


With that said, i was looking for any ways to avoid the scratches....Oh Don......

Didn’t miss it....oh Eric...

I like to keep things looking good as well.

The fact that I learned long ago is that it is frivolous. You can learn to let go and not let it bother you, or obsess about something you can not really control unless you just don’t wear them.
Nail polish rubs off pretty easily, and when it does it looks like plastic peeling off.
Zagg or other shields come off relatively easy on the clasp as well, because you are constantly rubbing it against a desk, computer, etc etc.


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Post by Joeprez » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:59 pm

Man there was a guy on WUS who always took photos for the WRUW threads (dive watch forum most likely) while on his office, with the watch resting on a small towel. I remember because he whore HIDEOUS long sleeve shirts.
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Post by Chocodove » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:02 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Man there was a guy on WUS who always took photos for the WRUW threads (dive watch forum most likely) while on his office, with the watch resting on a small towel. I remember because he whore HIDEOUS long sleeve shirts.
Couldn't have been anyone here. Based on the towel thread, we like them extra-large and plush.
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Post by JDC222 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:04 pm

Geez, what do you do with your drum heads when they get marked?! LoL
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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:06 pm

JDC222 wrote:
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Geez, what do you do with your drum heads when they get marked?! LoL
LOL good question, That said a proper drummer and properly tuned and played drums actually doesnt go through heads at a rapid pace. Best thing is you throw them away and get a new one.....not so much with a rolex clasp....

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:08 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:58 pm
ericf4 wrote:
tattoo chef wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Watches get scratched. Only way to prevent it is not to wear them.

It is what it is. Watches scratch, jewelry scratches, cars get scratched, etc.

Don’t worry about them. No one will notice or say anything because their watches get scratched as well.


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You may have missed where i wrote "Many people see it as just part of watch ownership. I do not.....I like to keep them looking good. "


With that said, i was looking for any ways to avoid the scratches....Oh Don......

Didn’t miss it....oh Eric...

I like to keep things looking good as well.

The fact that I learned long ago is that it is frivolous. You can learn to let go and not let it bother you, or obsess about something you can not really control unless you just don’t wear them.
Nail polish rubs off pretty easily, and when it does it looks like plastic peeling off.
Zagg or other shields come off relatively easy on the clasp as well, because you are constantly rubbing it against a desk, computer, etc etc.


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Don how do you keep your pink toenail polish from coming off then? Any secrets?

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:11 pm

I need THIS for my wrist in a smaller size.

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