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hi all,

i was a bit drunk the other night and i was wearing my breitling watch whilst i was out on the town.

unfortunatly iv just taken it out of its box and there is a scratch on the glass, does anyone know a way of maybe buffing the glass so the scratch might look a little less nasty?

its not very deep but its quite long!

bugger!

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Send it back to the factory, they can replace the glass. Buffing generally doesn't work all that well.
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A good watchmakers shop can do a great job but many times they have to order the crystal from the manufacturer anyway. I'd go with Bruces suggestion. I would never try to disassemble a watch.

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A new glass won't cost to much , I changed the face from black to yellow , on my Breitling diving watch and that only cost £50 .
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Fourty years ago at the age of 15, I picked a Navytimer 806 for my watch (well, my parents paid). Six years later I broke the strap and lost it, also in a bar. Even though I have a different mod. one, I am still p....d off. A reputable watch maker in your area should be able to replace the Chrystal. I have heard of a new material, much harder to scratch than a sapphire chrystal.
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thanks guys, i will look into the factory option and see what my local jewellers have to say, never thought about the factory, could prove expensive!!

whats this new glas that is harder to scratch called?

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My Neighbor, who is a diamond cutter, told me about this new material. It's 2:30 AM here. I can try to get a hold of him tomorrow. I collect watches, and any decent watchmaker in your area can replace the crystal. Or you can contact Breitling to recommend someone.
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thanks guys, i will look into the factory option and see what my local jewellers have to say, never thought about the factory, could prove expensive!!
whats this new glas that is harder to scratch called?
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The good thing about sending it to the factory is that you get a warranty.

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My Neighbor, who is a diamond cutter, told me about this new material. It's 2:30 AM here. I can try to get a hold of him tomorrow. I collect watches, and any decent watchmaker in your area can replace the crystal. Or you can contact Breitling to recommend someone.
The new crystal material for Breitling it's called Cambered Sapphire, glareproffed both sides

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hi all,

i was a bit drunk the other night and i was wearing my breitling watch whilst i was out on the town.

unfortunatly iv just taken it out of its box and there is a scratch on the glass, does anyone know a way of maybe buffing the glass so the scratch might look a little less nasty?

its not very deep but its quite long!

bugger!

cheers
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Sorry to hear about your Breitling watch, you can contact Breitling S.A. or one of their authorized seller.

For Plymouth area heres the aut. ret.
FRASER HART +44 1752 661456;
MICHAEL SPIERS +44 1752 661 981.

Btw, Here's my new Navitimer =)
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