Just wondering what types of brushes/wheels are typically used to
restore the satin finish on the links of a Rolex President?
I don’t know what the “official” product to use is, but I’ve
restored many of these and my favorite for putting back the brushed
finish is what’s known as a “cartridge roll” also called, by old
bench rats, a “tootsie roll”. It’s a roll of sandpaper, glued into a
quite solid cylinder, about half inch in diameter and three-quarters
inch in length. Goes on a mandrel in a flex shaft. Use a new one,
as the edges get ragged after a while. A new one with a crisp edge
will allow you to make that little turn around the watch bezel on the
lugs without scratching where you don’t want it scratched. The
"fine" grit seems to match the original finish best. But you should
experiment (on a piece of brass or something). I’m a creature of
habit, you might find a better product. Keep us posted.
David L. Huffman