Almost pull the trigger on the pam 372 but....

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Almost pull the trigger on the pam 372 but....

jhuang421
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May 7th, 2012, 4:06 am #1

I noticed lots or hairlines on the plexi already. It had just came in and I didn't think it would scratch that easily just from wiping it. People who has used polywatch, do all the hairlines come out? I have two more days to think about it. Thanks in advance.

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May 7th, 2012, 4:17 am #2

and the plexi always came out like new...although I eventually sold the 249 because of the swirlies.

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May 7th, 2012, 4:29 am #3

I noticed lots or hairlines on the plexi already. It had just came in and I didn't think it would scratch that easily just from wiping it. People who has used polywatch, do all the hairlines come out? I have two more days to think about it. Thanks in advance.

Jack
There is no denying that over time Plexi will scratch, and the crystal will become somewhat cloudy if you really wear the watch a lot. To me, it gives the watch a warm, "I have walked many a mile, and shared many adventures with this mechanical companion", look and feel. I grew up with Plexi watches, so I'm used to what they will eventually look like.

Sapphire, is fantastic, it's clean, concise and wears well.

Vinyl albums have pops and scratches when you listen to them, but man they have this warm feeling to them in my honest Opinion.

CD's give you clear concise sound, with a high end to dream about.

You do have some things to help you to adjust to Plexi. 1 - a free replacement 2 - Poly watch (although I've always used traditional crest toothpaste) to help give your crystal a little like new shine. Good luck with getting that with Sapphire.. I've seen many a shattered Sapphire Crystal too, never with a Plexi (although I did melt one on a dive watch many, many years ago, which is a completely different story).

If you're really into the historic look and feel of Panerai, or, if you can still listen to your old Vinyl Albums and not cringe, the Plexi is right on track.

If you're driven nuts my little scratches here and there, or you MUST have loseless conversion of your CD's onto your Ipod, stay clear of plexi.

Seriously, it's not like the 422? Is an ugly watch compared to the 372 anyways..

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May 7th, 2012, 5:13 am #4

I noticed lots or hairlines on the plexi already. It had just came in and I didn't think it would scratch that easily just from wiping it. People who has used polywatch, do all the hairlines come out? I have two more days to think about it. Thanks in advance.

Jack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhQ1QuA4oSs&sns=em
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May 7th, 2012, 5:39 am #5

I noticed lots or hairlines on the plexi already. It had just came in and I didn't think it would scratch that easily just from wiping it. People who has used polywatch, do all the hairlines come out? I have two more days to think about it. Thanks in advance.

Jack
Plexi scratches just from you looking at it! But you know how you can relax once you get your first scratch on a new watch? That's why plexis are such a comfortable & warm watch to wear from the get go

Bonus: the polywatch thing does work!
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May 7th, 2012, 6:06 am #6

I noticed lots or hairlines on the plexi already. It had just came in and I didn't think it would scratch that easily just from wiping it. People who has used polywatch, do all the hairlines come out? I have two more days to think about it. Thanks in advance.

Jack
372 is an excellent choice. don't worry with polywatch ur watch will come out like new. speaking from personal experience.

Good luck

Peter
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jhuang421
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May 7th, 2012, 7:05 am #7

I noticed lots or hairlines on the plexi already. It had just came in and I didn't think it would scratch that easily just from wiping it. People who has used polywatch, do all the hairlines come out? I have two more days to think about it. Thanks in advance.

Jack
Thanks everyone. I guess was just shocked seeing that it was already scratched when it was still new.
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May 7th, 2012, 2:33 pm #8

I noticed lots or hairlines on the plexi already. It had just came in and I didn't think it would scratch that easily just from wiping it. People who has used polywatch, do all the hairlines come out? I have two more days to think about it. Thanks in advance.

Jack
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May 8th, 2012, 5:52 pm #9

A crystal may have broken.

Would love to have see a before and after on that one Kevin.



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May 8th, 2012, 6:02 pm #10

Clearly this all boils down to simple physics. If you have a scratch you will have to remove material until the lowest point on the scratch is gone. What is in the video is a scuff (grouping of small superficial scratches). I think this is where PolyWatch really shines (no pun intented, but I'll take it). For a real scratch that has some depth it's going to take a long time or something more abrasive.

The simple fact that Polywatch leaves the watch "shiny" says that it has very fine abrasive qualities.

Just for the record, I have my tube on stand-by. Have not needed it "yet"

-Craig F
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