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Removing INVICTA engraving

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Anonymous User
September 05, 2012 05:40AM
Hey, new here. Found this site while surfing for some 8926 mod tutorials. First being removing cyclopse, which I never wanted to do with my first pro diver 8926A but when I snatched up the new 8926ob nh25a for $65 on amazon last December I wanted to change the look between the two to keep them both in rotation. The 8926A became my NATO beater.

Recently, after rooming with a buddy with a Rolex oyster on vacation I fell in love with that terrible brushed finished that made the other roommate think my prodiver was the more expensive piece without looking at the brand names. I just brushed mine with the scotchbrite method and love it. Except I kept the sides polished because I knew that if I brushed the case side it would only accentuate the INVICTA engraving. Week later I searched around to see if anyone had sanded it off. I wasn't totally impressed with the one or two examples I found. It looked like they didn't get down deep enough to remove the deepest pits. So I abandoned the idea.

Then figured it was only a $65 and $80 watch and I practically had two. So I set to work on the OB first since it would be a brushed finish that would hide the mess left.
I sanded it with dremel stone bit til the letters were gone. Then used a sandpaper bit back and forth strokes to level the surface. After it looked uniform I wet sanded it with 600 to 800 to 1000 at which point it began to shine brilliantly so I knew it was possible to mirror polish the other. This point I dry brushed with scotch pad.

On the second watch, the 8926A, I did same until 2000 grit and kept wet sanding until the paper lost its abrasiveness and began to mirror polish itself. I touched it up with brasso on polish dremel wheel.
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Anonymous User2649September 05, 2012 05:40AM

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socrates641September 15, 2012 07:48AM

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Anonymous User600September 05, 2012 05:37PM

Great work! I was pondering this exact thing, when I learned>>

Dave M467September 05, 2012 12:42PM



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