Was I wrong about PVD?

When I bought my "Lobster" Bulova Accutron II I thought that its PVD coating will scratch badly within weeks.

Surprisingly it seems to be holding very well. The upper case looks pristine without any scratches on the brushed finish. The polished thin bezel doesn't show any signs of the PVD coating rubbing off from the top either.

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Even the case edges and the dual crowns looks to be relatively free of damages, and I must say that this is very surprising because in my experience these are the areas that gets their PVD coating rubbed off very quickly.

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The clasp is the only area where I can see scratches, which is expected since it's constantly rubbed during intensive desk diving sessions, but even these scratches are minor and superficial.

On the other hand, the PVD coated mesh is fine. I expected to see some bare metal showing where the links are in contact with each other, but if there is any damage, it's one that I can't see.

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The Accutron II is still looking like a very large beast on my 16.5cm wrist, but at least it's a clean looking large beast.

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First off, lovely watch! I thought PVD coating is supposed to be extremely durable against corrosion and scratches馃

AlohaBrah21

First off, lovely watch! I thought PVD coating is supposed to be extremely durable against corrosion and scratches馃

Maybe you are thinking of DLC because PVD does scratch and rubs off.

Catskinner

Maybe you are thinking of DLC because PVD does scratch and rubs off.

I similarly had low expectations that have been greatly exceeded by the one watch I have with PVD.

Never had any trouble with PVD and it is a lot better than traditional coating methods. Then again I pretty much "baby" my watches to the extent that people think they are new yet I have worn them repeatedly for years. DLC is a set up from PVD.