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Tungsten metal goodness

Post19 Apr 2013, 21:35

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Post20 Apr 2013, 20:36

thanks for this post...i discovered a new material and some very nice watches :-D

Its a bit darker then steanless steal and much heavier?
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Post20 Apr 2013, 22:26

Yes and difficult to scratch, but more brittle.

The watches shown are all with a stainless "base" with the tungsten "shield" placed on top. It's very difficult to produce these cases. Especially in the late 60's and 70's
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Post22 Apr 2013, 07:04

What I like most on Rados are their NSA bracelets. Same for some Zeniths. Shame they went out of business.
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Post23 Apr 2013, 07:01

Some really nice tickers 8-)

How do you know they are Tungsten? Are they stamped on the case back can you tell by the feel or do you just know from experience?
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Post23 Apr 2013, 17:29

You can feel the weight, much more than a stainless watch. And an Orient from the late 60's with "nonscratch" on the dial and a like new looking case with razor sharp lines can't be stainless :)
The construction, a stainless caseback and underside, with a slab tungsten mounted on top and around the case. Rado diamaster/diastar usually tungsten case and sapphire crystal. For instance, the Rado lcd watch pictured above has a spotless crystal and an almost perfect case. Downside, the tungsten is more brittle and can crack like if it was ceramic. Around the settings button of the lcd there are some tiny "nibbles" where the tungsten is very thin. The diastar 1 pictured above has more scratches, probably some mason bought it an dragged it along a brick wall... You can't polish out those scratches. Well you might, but what kind of abrasive do you need?

@sasm, yes those bracelets are very good and comfortable :)
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Post24 Apr 2013, 19:49

My latest tungsten watch :)

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