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You can try a polishing cloth to see if this removes the discoloration, or very gently brush it with a toothbrush and mild soap ( very little water) if this does not help you will need to send the watch back to Bulova to their service center. 1-800-228-5682 is the Bulova service center phone number, call them for further instructions. Sometimes the discoloration is caused by certain chemicals found in lotions, soaps and cleaners. Hope this helps! thank you!
mcdevito75 here, For the Bezel (top part of the watch) the best bet is to use a jewelers polishing cloth available at any jewelery shop. For the white rubber strap, a few drops of water with a light hand, or dish washing soap on a wet paper towel or cloth should do very well.
Use a jeweler's loupe to identify all scratches on the watch crystal. You do not have to remove the watch crystal from the watch.
Use a polishing cloth to remove dirt, grit, lint or any debris on the watch crystal. Squeeze a small amount of standard toothpaste with abrasive properties onto the watch crystal. Gently brush the toothpaste into the crystal for five minutes. Wipe clean the watch crystal. and repeat another five minutes.
Use the jeweler's loupe to inspect your progress. Repeat application if necessary. Apply Brasso polish once the watch crystal is wiped clean. This will polish the crystal to a clear, bright shine.
Apply Autosol or Polywatch to the watch crystal in the same manner as toothpaste if you prefer to use a product specifically designed for watch crystals. These products will provide the same results as toothpaste. You may also apply Cerium Oxide, a glass scratch remover used specifically in the window manufacturing industry.
Apply a small amount of 3-micron diamond paste using your finger or a Kleenex if removing scratches from a sapphire crystal. Rub the paste in for about five minutes. Remove paste with cloth. Buff the sapphire crystal with one-quarter micron buffing diamond paste for finishing.
Use a toothpick to remove excess polish and gunk that may accumulate between the crystal and the bezel that secures the crystal in place. Gently work the toothpick around the diameter of the bezel. Wipe the bezel clean with a cloth.
Buff the watch crystal with a polishing cloth.
OR..take to a local jeweler/watchmaker.
Best regards. Jewel
This depends on what exactly is causing the problem. If the bezel is bent from a sharp blow it would have to be replaced. It could be there is dirt under the bezel. To clean this there are two possibilities. If your bezel has screws around the outer edge they will need to be loosened or unscrewed to remove the bezel. These are small screws so be careful you don't loose them. The bezel should then lift off. Clean it with mild soap and water and dry it well. Be careful of the bezel spring. it is easy to break the little fingers. Wipe off any dirt on the case and set the bezel spring and bezel back on the case. Use Red locktite on the screws and reinstall them. If you have markers on the bezel that come off when you remove the screws be sure you keep track of them and the screws that went with them.
If your bezel does not have screws but fake ones then the bezel should be removed by a qualified watchmaker because the bezel could be bent or damaged when removed.
Try parsecent.com, you can get a replacement bezel there...
and you are right, you are basically buying a new watch as this model is made of plastic and cannot be 'polished'. Refurbishing it means that it will look new and everything on the outside would have to be replaced...good luck :)
i have changed the battery on my and my wifes ebel classic wave watch,,
step 1 ...remove the crown by pulling away from the watch, use your thumb and index fingernail and pull , it will come out
step 2 ...remove all 5 gold bezel screws
step 3... be careful,, the bezel/crystal will pry off easy
step 4... be careful and remove the entire face/hands/watch guts all in one easy step,, or just turn the watch over and it will fall out
step 5.. small screwdriver and remove/replace battery
step 6... reinstall watch guts/bezel and gold screws
step 7... push crown back into watch
step 8... take wife and kids to dinner ,,you just saved three hunderd bucks
if have done it many times ,, you can do it !!!!