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Anyone scratched their ceramic bezel yet?

  1. PRW

    PRW Jun 29, 2020 12:06pm

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    Just out of curiosity, and as I am now the owner of one, has anyone managed to scratch their ceramic bezel yet?
     
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  2. p4ul

    p4ul Jun 29, 2020 1:02pm

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    Nearly, but not quite.

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  3. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jun 29, 2020 1:33pm

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    You are more likely to chip or crack a ceramic bezel (or case) than scratching it.
     
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  4. Dedlock

    Dedlock Jun 29, 2020 1:48pm

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    oh my that pic makes the ceramic seem impervious!
     
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  5. time flies

    time flies Jun 29, 2020 1:50pm

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    Yes. 20200629_144932.jpg
    have fun
    kfw
     
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  6. Canuck

    Canuck Jun 29, 2020 2:28pm

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    They scratch! They crack! They shatter! You were expecting otherwise?
     
  7. Dedlock

    Dedlock Jun 29, 2020 3:22pm

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    if thats a fist gen PO then the that Bezel is aluminium not ceramic.
     
  8. time flies

    time flies Jun 29, 2020 4:37pm

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    20200629_173201.jpg

    have fun
    kfw
     
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  9. dinexus

    dinexus Jun 29, 2020 5:29pm

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    I haven't yet, but I certainly welcome the challenge.
     
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  10. EricCsN

    EricCsN Jun 29, 2020 7:35pm

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    No. none whatsoever (not even the faintest)
     
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  11. Canuck

    Canuck Jun 29, 2020 7:48pm

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    If you use the SEARCH function, there are many threads from the past that relate to the ceramic bezel, and the sorts of Problems people have discovered about them. You will likely learn a lot of things that you should know, now that own a watch with ceramic on it. You can also use the search function to check out threads that discuss matters such as lugs breaking off of ceramic cases.
     
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  12. EricCsN

    EricCsN Jun 29, 2020 7:52pm

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    yes have done so (seen those that you mentioned). So far so good and it has been more than a year (which by now a stainless steel, titanium, gold type - all which i have - would have picked up scratches from normal use).
     
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  13. 3nicewatches

    3nicewatches Jun 29, 2020 8:31pm

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    Not a blemish on any part of my DSOTM, despite several collisions with very hard objects. A couple of times I thought I had scratched it, but it turned out to be metal streaks off the door handles I had hit - I removed those streaks by scrubbing my watch with an abrasive pad. Still looks brand new. While disaster is possible with any object, including ceramic watches or watch parts, I have observed that most naysayers against ceramic watches haven’t actually owned one for any length of time. All that said, scratch resistance had absolutely nothing to do with my choice to buy my DSOTM. I bought it for the same reason as any other watch I have bought...I like the way it looks.
     
  14. Bugbait

    Bugbait Jun 30, 2020 5:05am

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    Similar, but the scratch resistance did appeal to me along with the lack of weight relative to steel. I've always liked titanium watches, my first was a Citizen over 20 years ago. Some people like to feel the heft in a watch, I'm the opposite. For me it's about the comfort as well as the cosmetic appeal which is why I'd pick titanium and ceramic over steel any day. Plus steel is just so...common :D. Not had the chance to try carbon fibre and other fancy stuff yet.
     
  15. imranbecks

    imranbecks Jun 30, 2020 9:21am

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    That's obviously and clearly not a first generation PO.
     
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  16. time flies

    time flies Jun 30, 2020 7:39pm

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    @3nicewatches got me to thinking: I didn't try to buff/polish rub out the "scratch". I just took for granted.. I thought it was a scratch...it looked like a scratch. Anyhow three minutes with a pad.

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    After: 20200630_193007.jpg
    Another little bit to go.

    Have fun
    kfw
     
  17. Bugbait

    Bugbait Jul 1, 2020 4:30am

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    Apparently pencil erasers can work decently as well?
     
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  18. EricCsN

    EricCsN Jul 1, 2020 4:53am

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    It was a scratch but not a scratch; a scratch of the other surface that the bezel contacted and left on the bezel ; and not a scratch of the bezel itself.
     
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  19. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Jul 2, 2020 10:16am

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    I fell in love with the DSOTM when I saw it as a prize winner on the London leg of the https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/ in 2014. I bought mine in April 2015. I have worn it in a few sketchy places and on some long flights. It has gone clubbing and walked across Amsterdam in the small hours and took a full-on knock from Berlin lamp post. It has had a lot of wrist time and so far, no issues or scratches (like anything black it just shows the dust).
     
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  20. gaarddog

    gaarddog Jul 2, 2020 10:48am

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    I scratched mine some years ago.