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Forum topic by Noremak posted 03-04-2016 01:35 PM 324 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2016 01:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question finish oil wax watch custom micro turning walnut cherry patience

Hey guys. I’ve never finished with anything other than poly or lacquer. I think those may bind up the links on this watch when dry. I’m looking for a finish that will make this walnut and cherry watch pop but won’t bind the links. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 03-04-2016 01:43 PM

Boiled linseed oil should work well. I would make sure whom ever is planning on wearing this watch isn’t allergic to whatever finish you decide on.

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#2 posted 03-04-2016 03:08 PM

I second an oil finish as an item like that will inevitably get dinged and an oil finish is the easiest to repair / maintain.
BTW I really like the watch.

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#3 posted 03-04-2016 04:43 PM

Automatic or Quartz movement?

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#4 posted 03-04-2016 04:46 PM

That’s just pretty darn cool.

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#5 posted 03-04-2016 05:36 PM

Quartz movement. Gutted a couple old watches

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#6 posted 03-04-2016 05:41 PM

Boiled linseed as mentioned above is made with flax seed so, it should work well.


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