Under the Loupe/Polishing and Finishing

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Polishing and Finishing

This page serves as the launch point for more in depth articles on polishing and finishing techniques used in horology. For now, it covers finishing techniques with regards mainly to watch movements, but in the future we hope it will expand to include cases and clocks, as well as various means of burnishing and blueing.

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The video on the right exhibits a number of polishing and finishing techniques used in the fabrication of a typical Patek Philippe movement.

Watch Movement Finishing

Case Refinishing