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Thread: Black (watch) Monday - Show Your PVD & DLC

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    Black (watch) Monday - Show Your PVD & DLC

    Here's the 2 in my collection for starters.




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    Just this one at the moment, and it's up for grabs in the charity raffle here: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...no-Seiko-Casio


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    True gilt relief dial, black case, 2836 powered

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    AP 5402 ďKarlĒ...


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    This is a good thread and Iím curious to see peopleís experiences of how durable PVD and DLC are.

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    Far too big for me, but what the hell ... it's an attractive watch, and very accurate :-)



    Don't wear it much so can't comment on the resilience of the finish.

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    AP 5402 ďKarlĒ...
    That looks great !

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    My Panerai B-series PAM4 is 20 years old now, and is holding up well.


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    My beloved Tudor


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    Quote Originally Posted by senwar View Post
    My beloved Tudor

    I love this


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    Hi



    Best Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Collector View Post
    I love this


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    Thanks - I am a real fan of this watch - was a definite case of right place at the right time when I managed to get it (had never even been on my radar!). Getting a strap that is basically the same look and feel of the deployment one too was good (I couldn't get on with the deployment clasp). Only cost me £35 as well.

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    My daily watch.. I love it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdkelly72 View Post
    My daily watch.. I love it..

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    That was an old photo.. I haven't gone back in time :)

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    Here's a couple I've worn recently (last week and today) ....

    Seiko 7A38-7080 SAA033J.




    Seiko 7A38-6070 SAA073J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Far too big for me, but what the hell ... it's an attractive watch, and very accurate :-)
    That's the reason I still haven't bought one. But I keep looking at the damned things !

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    Just the one for me but the OPís PVD Squale 1521 has a great look to it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiko7A38 View Post
    Seiko 7A38-7080 SAA033J.


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    Very nice.

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    My favourite from the Dark side...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiko7A38 View Post
    That's the reason I still haven't bought one. But I keep looking at the damned things !
    Same! Would love to try one on.

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    Golgo13. More unusual polished black finish, I love it.

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    My one and only, and still unmarked after several years. Damasko make them tough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Same! Would love to try one on.
    I actually prefer the stainless on a bracelet.

    I wonder if brigant would let me try his on approval.

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    Spotted this custom DLC FOIS for sale at Oakleigh Watches in Norwich...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Just this one at the moment, and it's up for grabs in the charity raffle here: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...no-Seiko-Casio

    My, what an impressive erection.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Old photo, only one I have at the moment


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    My, what an impressive erection.
    Shh, it's a secret.


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    Love these.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    My one and only, and still unmarked after several years. Damasko make them tough.

    My contribution


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    This is a good thread and Iím curious to see peopleís experiences of how durable PVD and DLC are.
    My experience is that they pretty durable to be honest.
    Some watch designs are more susceptible to being knocked & if you bash your watch hard or catch it on something sharp/rough, any damage will potentially be more obvious than on a SS watch.

    I also find they tend to wear smaller than their stainless steel brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senwar View Post
    My beloved Tudor

    Very cool looking Tudor.

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    Durability of PVD

    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    My experience is that they pretty durable to be honest.
    Some watch designs are more susceptible to being knocked & if you bash your watch hard or catch it on something sharp/rough, any damage will potentially be more obvious than on a SS watch.

    I also find they tend to wear smaller than their stainless steel brothers.
    Many thanks ENES. Thatís just the kind of info I was after. Iíve been put off PVD watches because of scratches, but perhaps Iím worrying needlessly.

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    A bit late to the party (for Black Monday), but ....

    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    I also find they tend to wear smaller than their stainless steel brothers.
    Does my wrist look fat in this ? It's 37mm diameter.

    Seiko 7A38-6030 SJS028 (with minor signs of rubbing wear to the black chrome plating).

    Last edited by Seiko7A38; 20th August 2019 at 11:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiko7A38 View Post
    Does my wrist look fat in this ? It's 37mm diameter.

    Seiko 7A38-6030 SJS028 (with minor signs of rubbing wear to the black chrome plating).

    Looks like you have it on your leg! ;-)

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    Cerakoted, so not PVD


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    Whatís the difference between cerakote and PVD?

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    I have some

    These are all coated metal (PVD or DLC)



    These are ceramic

    IMG_8276.JPG

    IMG_9371.JPG

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    Surprised I haven't seen another Seafire in this post....

    Not sure if the Tuna counts?

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    Adam, how are you finding the Seafire? Iím very tempted by itís unusual movement, but concerned about the PVD being a scratch magnet.

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    To me all black watches look the same. The Loony here on holiday earlier this year. PVD is pretty tough but I wouldn't buy anything too pricey with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Adam, how are you finding the Seafire? Iím very tempted by itís unusual movement, but concerned about the PVD being a scratch magnet.
    The problem with PVD is not "scratching" but "chipping" and "wearing down".

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    Quote Originally Posted by senwar View Post
    My beloved Tudor

    That is not PVD or DLC, that is ceramic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    That is not PVD or DLC, that is ceramic.
    Actually.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tudor
    WINDING CROWN
    Screw-down winding crown in black PVD-treated steel, engraved with TUDOR logo

    Chronograph pushers in black PVD-treated steel at 2 oíclock and 4 oíclock

    Rapid date corrector, matt black PVD-treated steel at 9 oíclock, requiring the use of the TUDOR tool

    BRACELET
    Black and white leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch in black PVD-treated steel
    Slight cheat I know, and know it's ceramic, but I did double check before posting lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Adam, how are you finding the Seafire? Iím very tempted by itís unusual movement, but concerned about the PVD being a scratch magnet.
    Hi Dougal,

    No issues with the finish at all and as you mention, the movement is great. Changing or setting the time is different but really easy.

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    Last edited by stoneyloon; 21st August 2019 at 11:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senwar View Post
    ....

    Slight cheat I know, and know it's ceramic, but I did double check before posting lol
    Beautiful looking thing by the way. I love the Tudors that don't have a Rolex equivalent. To me, it is still a Rolex design. The fact that it branches into a ceramic case, makes it even more special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Beautiful looking thing by the way. I love the Tudors that don't have a Rolex equivalent. To me, it is still a Rolex design. The fact that it branches into a ceramic case, makes it even more special.
    Thank you - yes I feel the same re: the ceramic case, its lovely. I did initially like the gold accent version but this was too hard to miss (52% off RRP!). The fact I managed to get a virtually exact same looking strap and a black PVD buckle makes it even better for me. It's my most worn watch.



    I actually went the opposite way to many - sold my SubC date in June and bought this, a BB GMT and am due to pick up a BB58 this week - all 3 for a decent bit less than I sold my Rolex for to Watchmaster. I've always worn my PAM312 most of the time but its not been touched since I got the 2 Tudors and look forward to getting the 58

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