Yes, the bezel is difficult to polish due to the engraving. I think the few I've seen that were polished you could see some swirl marks showing where they had been polished (then again, I've seen swirl marks on several other brands of watches where people tried to polish out the scratches or dings). Its really very difficult to polish a watch so that it looks as perfect as when it left the factory. I personally would never let anyone other than a factory authorized service center polish any parts of my watches (particularly on a PP, AP, VC, Lange etc) but YMMV. I've seen a the results of a few independent watchmakers who over polished and ruined lugs, rounded off beveled edges, rounded bezels on Royal Oaks and Nautiluses. If they make a mistake on a watch at an authorized service center, you can complain to customer service and get it resolved, maybe a new bezel at their cost. If an indy ruins it, it will basically be at your own expense unless you have very generous watchmaker. On the Daytona I wore everyday for 5 years, yes it got several scratches. I eventually got use to them. I avoided the polishing issue by requesting a new bezel when it went to RSC in NYC, I think at the time it cost around $125, not sure if the price has gone up. I am pretty careful with most watches now, so I really haven't scratched up the bezels of my Daytonas in recent years.