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    Looks good brushed.

    I suppose those who are concerned about it being a process that is not going to be easy or cheap to reverse they could come up with a different solution.

    Why not buy one of these cheap 'homages', the bracelet is an exact co... 'homage' and you can then brush that. Indeed you can do it yourself being less concerned about absolute precision. You then get to put your original bracelet away for future us or sale, get to wear the watch on a brushed bracelet and as a bonus have another watch head you can throw on a strap of your choice for a beater.

































































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    Looks great brushed am sure they can be polished back again if required.
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    I think that's a fantastic job Tony, you wouldn't know that the bracelet previously had polished Centre links.

    Personally, I would draw the line at SS, I think the TTs that you and Martyn own should be left alone, there is an element of the bling about those watches anyway which is part of the attraction for me. Looking at that picture of the Omega with the matt gold links, I'm not convinced that they would look good on your watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I think that's a fantastic job Tony, you wouldn't know that the bracelet previously had polished Centre links.

    Personally, I would draw the line at SS, I think the TTs that you and Martyn own should be left alone, there is an element of the bling about those watches anyway which is part of the attraction for me. Looking at that picture of the Omega with the matt gold links, I'm not convinced that they would look good on your watches.

    No doubt I will be proved wrong
    Thanks Ken, and I think I probably agree with you regarding my TT Sub. That said, I know that Paul would do another superb job, so I haven't completely discounted the idea.

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    Lovely result and i would also not have the TT brushed.

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    I'm with Ken. Nice to de-bling something which isn't really meant to be blinged like stainless steel on a watch, but two tone watches are meant to have some bling to them so dampening or dulling it won't add anything to them and could take something away from them. You may end up with a very posh looking Tudor!

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    it would be possible to reverse DIY possibly but i wouldnt like to try it on an expensive watch.

    I can polish considerably harder steel than that to a mirror finish on a 6" bench grider converted into a polishing machine

    Polish the whole thing to a mirror.

    Then put some kind of strong tape on the centre parts and carefully cut out the shapes so they are covered.

    Then you would need to very carefully and accurately use a fine satin finishing pad on the outer parts you want brushed and remove the tape after.

    I think it would depend how intricate the bracelet is and they tend not to be straight forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    it would be possible to reverse DIY possibly but i wouldnt like to try it on an expensive watch.

    I can polish considerably harder steel than that to a mirror finish on a 6" bench grider converted into a polishing machine

    Polish the whole thing to a mirror.

    Then put some kind of strong tape on the centre parts and carefully cut out the shapes so they are covered.

    Then you would need to very carefully and accurately use a fine satin finishing pad on the outer parts you want brushed and remove the tape after.

    I think it would depend how intricate the bracelet is and they tend not to be straight forward
    Have you ever done any refinishing work on a watch or are you staring how you think you might do it?

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    To brush or not to brush...

    Just thought I'd post a wrist shot to show the quality of Paul's work, and how good the BLNR looks with a fully-brushed bracelet. I think this should be how it leaves the factory, personally, although I'm sure that many will love the PCLs as well.

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    Fully agree, just how it should be. It looks miles better.
    I think you should definitely do the SD43 bracelet too!

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    That looks a lot more in keeping with the watch. Took a while to get used to it, but certainly suits it more.

    IMHO:

    Brushed > Jubilee > PCL


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    Quote Originally Posted by noidea View Post
    Fully agree, just how it should be. It looks miles better.
    I think you should definitely do the SD43 bracelet too!

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    Happy to if you'll give me the SD43

    Quote Originally Posted by NickGaters View Post
    That looks a lot more in keeping with the watch. Took a while to get used to it, but certainly suits it more.

    IMHO:

    Brushed > Jubilee > PCL
    Agree with that, I think, although I do quite fancy a Jubilee.

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    When I brought my BLNR I picked up a sub bracelet at the same time and loved the brushed bracelet . Looks like a great job Tony.

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    Late to the party....as usual, but there is absolutely NO shadow of a doubt what should happen at the factory let alone once one receives the latest iteration of any sports Rolex:

    Get the wire brush out and BRUSH and get rid of the ghastly bling that is the shiny bit in the middle.

    Edit: LOL glad you did it Tony, so much better and yes, agreed, should be done as standard by the factory.

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    Conversely, a bi-metal strap is definitely not going to be a "tool" watch but rather dressier, so centre links should remain polished IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I'm seriously thinking of doing this one now...


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    I would love to see someone brush the centre links *and also* the tops of the lugs on a 126234



    The sides can be left polished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Conversely, a bi-metal strap is definitely not going to be a "tool" watch but rather dressier, so centre links should remain polished IMO.
    Yes, I've decided to err on the side of caution with that one. I actually think it would look alright, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Yes, I've decided to err on the side of caution with that one. I actually think it would look alright, though.
    A man of your photographic skills should be able to do a photoshop mock-up no? There must be a centre link brushed tool/plugin... ;)

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    Very nice result. The polished links is the reason I moved on my BLNR.

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    Absolutely fantastic workmanship and the watch looks amazing

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    Absolutely spot on. Love it.
    I really donít get a polished bracelet on a tool watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Just thought I'd post a wrist shot to show the quality of Paul's work, and how good the BLNR looks with a fully-brushed bracelet. I think this should be how it leaves the factory, personally, although I'm sure that many will love the PCLs as well.
    100%. Huge upgrade.

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    Seeing this has made me think I should have the same done to the El Primero

    I know a man who can...


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    What I didn’t know was that the 62510H Jubilee bracelet fits the BLNR case (so long as it’s the one that came on an Oyster). I’m a bit annoyed, actually, as I’d have hung on to mine had I realised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I would love to see someone brush the centre links *and also* the tops of the lugs on a 126234



    The sides can be left polished
    I have a 126200 that Iím considering having brushed - I think itís a great mod.


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