Advice, please..

Sep 15, 2020,13:18 PM
 

Thanks in advance;
Recently acquired a 5134P.
It’s currently with PP for a service.
When I dropped it off last week they asked if I wanted it polished. They said as the watch is new (to me) it would be worthwhile as it’d come back looking new.
Overall the condition is pretty good. They said it would only require fairly minor polishing to bring back to as new and it wouldn’t affect the original patina, edges, etc. However,
I’ve since read it’s best to avoid polishing. Or maybe that’s just “bad” polishing or over polishing?
I’d certainly never take the watch to my local jeweller to have a buff, but what’s the consensus on this? Is it “safe” to let PP polish or might this affect desirability in the future?
Appreciate this isn’t a particularly expensive watch, by PP standards, but it is for me and don’t want to do anything I’ll regret.


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It's only original once...

 
 By: MikiJ : September 15th, 2020-13:41
It's no longer that way after it's been polished. As amanico said: that's part of it's story

No need

 
 By: ArmisE : September 15th, 2020-13:43
if the watch is in very good condition then better to defer. Especially if you might want to sell at a later time, then my understanding is that most buyers would prefer it not have been polished. -a

No.

 
 By: baufoam : September 15th, 2020-14:01
Do not polish that watch.

no polish [nt]

 
 By: Passionata_george : September 15th, 2020-14:46

They'll do a great job. If you want it polished, go for it.

 
 By: vitalsigns : September 15th, 2020-14:54
Then any scratches will be your own story, not someone else's. Cheers, John

Agree with this. I don't want MY scratches and dings polished out but I don't mind starting fresh on a preowned watch if it isn't vintage/collectable/rare

 
 By: Fastwong : September 15th, 2020-16:12
I had a watch serviced that I had owned since new and beat the crap out of for many years and it came back looking like, well, new. I was very sad, it no longer felt like may watch. On the other hand, I had a preowned watch serviced and polished like new ... 

in Rolex Vintage watches

 
 By: benzng : September 15th, 2020-17:12
The price of a watch drops after a polish. Collectors usually prefer unpolished or in its original state but If I have a scratch or a ding that bothers me a lot, I would have it "fixed"otherwise I would leave it be.

Thanks

 
 By: DDM : September 16th, 2020-04:06
For all the replies, much appreciated. 👍🏼