Cleaning up bruised plastic crystal

So I was gifted this el-cheapo no-name quarts, that I quite like. The (plastic/acrylic?) crystal has some "spots" on it. It's not clear from the photos, but changing the angle it's pretty obvious they are on the crystal, not the dial. I'm not sure if they are on the outside or the inside however, the crystal feels butter smooth to the touch.

Is there anything I could do to restore it to its former glory? Would poly watch be the way to go?

I have zero experience with scratched crystals, any idea what the spots are? Obviously I'm not planning on doing any expensive or extensive work on this, like removing the crystal to get underneath...

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Polywatch (about $8).

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Obviously I'm not planning on doing any expensive or extensive work on this, like removing the crystal to get underneath...

Define expensive. You could likely upgrade that acrylic or crystal with a sapphire for $20-$30, and a cheap watch press is only $15 on eBay. Its not a complicated procedure. A single YouTube video would teach you how to do it, so that's not very "extensive" either. Likely only a 15-minute job.

I own one of the $11 Casio Duros, and I fully intend to put a $30 sapphire in it (with a pre-attached cyclops) at some point. I love the watch. It doesn't matter that the sapphire would be worth more than the watch itself. If you love something, I think it's okay invest enough to get the maximum enjoyment out of it. You have no one to please besides yourself.

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I dig that watch... and that strap.

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Thanks, it came on fake leather, the rubber feels and look much better.

I ordered some polywatch, let's see...

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Scottro

I dig that watch... and that strap.

It's kinda filling tha gab that I would like to fill with an orient maestro, as i saw you have. 🤪