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Glossary of watchmaking

Polisher

Polisseur | 仕上げ職人 | 抛光师

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The polisher deburrs, smoothes and polishes machined parts using abrasive papers, emery cloths, polishing thread and compounds to produce a smooth surface. He/she then uses specific techniques to achieve the desired finish: satin-brushing to create a mat finish or buffing to produce a high shine. For a particularly high-end finish, black polishing (also called flat polishing) gives a distinctive aspect to certain metal surfaces.

Source: Ordinance of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, December 15th 2010