Nicks and dings on watches are pretty rough on new collectors. Your first ding is like your first scratch on a new car: it’s scary, saddening, and you want to just take it back. Now you can.

The Bergeron Scratch Brush costs about $30 (here it is on PMWF) and it can take nicks out of brushed surfaces with a minium of fuss. Remember: this is for brushed surfaces only, so don’t try it on highly polished watches.

Otto Frei has a number of these as well, including smaller brushes for other surfaces. For polishing high gloss surfaces (and I encourage you not to do this with a Dremel and instead try polishing by hand if at all) you need some of this gear and some rouge. Just be careful.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

2 thoughts on “Clean up your brushed watch cases and bracelets”
  1. This tool looks very much like the nylon bristle tool sold at auto parts stores to help spot refinish cars…they cost less than $10…

  2. yah thank you for posting this my watch really needed the cleaning .. its been quite sometime since i cleaned my TAG… thanks for reminding mate!

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