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    Speedbird PVD

    After admiring the Hodinkee IWC offering, although not the price, then seeing it sell out today I have been looking at options for PVD watches having got rid of my seafire a while ago.

    Not much appeals but I got round to thinking a speedbird PVD would be a great option.

    I am sure this is a no but wandered if you had ever considered this Eddie?


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    Grand Master abraxas's Avatar
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    That IWC is ceramic and not PVD.

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    It's a strange one, "Ceratanium, combines the scratch resistance of ceramic with the toughness and lightweight properties of titanium".



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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    It's a strange one, "Ceratanium, combines the scratch resistance of ceramic with the toughness and lightweight properties of titanium".


    What happens when you drop it on a hard surface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    What happens when you drop it on a hard surface?
    I would also like the answer to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    What happens when you drop it on a hard surface?
    Unless they've made their "Ceratanium" somehow less brittle (is debrittled a word?) then perhaps something like . . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Unless they've made their "Ceratanium" somehow less brittle (is debrittled a word?) then perhaps something like . . .


    That is nasty, It was more the look that I like rather than the technicalities of the Ceratanium.

    It ceases to amaze me how popular many of the limited editions are!

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    I'm sure the McLaren F1 team experimented with this material years ago. FIA banned it putting it under the exotic materials label. Pretty cool.
    Last edited by James_; 11th February 2019 at 19:09.

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    When I decided I wanted a black watch I bought this. After hours of reading I came to the conclusion that anything else would be too fragile. I wear the heck out of it and it does not have a mark on it.


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