6152 How to build stage 28
The case is starting to take shape. At this stage its been finished with P400 wet and dry
6152 How to build stage 29
Look carefully and you can see it needs a little more metal taking off. Dont worry if you dont get it right first time and always remember not to take too much metal off if this is your first time.
6152 How to build stage 30
After some adjustment we have the correct shape, this shape compares well with a genuine case.
6152 How to build stage 31
The adjustments that have been made have also shaped the rear a little.
6152 How to build stage 32
Paper is all you need: You can use an industrial polisher to finish your case but this will give a “brand new shine” depending on which grade of buffing wheel you use. Below I will finish this case using only wet and dry grit paper. When done correctly it will give a low-level shine as you would expect on a watch that is over 50 year old
Below: Start by rubbing the case with P400 wet and dry
6152 How to build stage 33
This image shows a case thats been polished using a machine. This is fine but it does look too new.
6152 How to build stage 34
When you polish the case you will start to see any errors you have made. Get them all out.
6152 How to build stage 35
The case has had P400 wet and dry and now its had P1200 wet and dry (a very fine grade paper). I usually rub the p1200 on itself (rub 2 surfaces of p1200 together) to make it even finer. Then rub the case, you will find that the paper on its own will polish the case to a nice level (not too shiny).
6152 How to build stage 36
Polished with only paper