Thoughts on Titanium?

Loved this watch, but I'm still on the fence about Titanium vs Stainless Steel. Titanium is lighter but it still scratches and costs more. Is it worth the extra cost?

Review of this Citizen BM8560: https://youtu.be/baBZWcUxvs0

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I’ve yet to own a titanium watch but given the choice I would definitely choose one over steel - it will feel more special. 

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I have one titanium watch, and I don’t think it’s all that light. Maybe it’s because I don’t have a steel version of that watch with which to compare it, but I just don’t think it’s noticeable. What is notifies the color. I really like the dull grey of titanium and enjoy having something a little different than all those steel watches. 
 

Is it worth the price?  Only you can say, but I think it’s worth having at least one. 

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I have two titanium watches, a Citizen Ray Mears and a Phoibos Apollo version 3 which I reviewed recently. Both use proprietary coated titanium and both have yet to suffer any scratches. I wear them for daily use including swimming. They are both extremely light and very comfortable. I own a number of steel divers. Personally I think titanium is well worth the slight extra cost.

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The titanium GSs don’t feel great to me. I’d prefer them to be in steel. 
The titanium in the Pelagos feels right. 

I briefly owned a titanium Zenith Defy skeleton and that was amazing. It was polished so had an awesome sheen to it and wore really comfortable. 
 

I guess what I’m saying is it depends on the watch for me. 

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A couple of months ago, I decided to buy an inexpensive Berny titanium field watch, to see if it liked the material. 

So far so good! I enjoy the watch's lack of weight and it does feel solid. 

And it didn't pay a large sum either. It was $60, including shipping. 

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Damn I love that dial 

(that's it - I love that dial)

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I have a 3 watches in Ti at very different price points. Ti watches are lighter than a SS but don t feel "too light" for me. It is part of the material characteristics. Typically high tech materials are lighter than normal ones and light does not mean cheap. A Formula 1 ot motoGP is much lighter than a normal car or bikes and far more expensive! I love the greyish color of the Ti and if you already have watche(s) in SS than it will be a new watch with something special. Grade 5 titanium is more scratch resistant than Grade 2 (but more expensive), and both are less scratch resistance than SS. Scratches tend to dissappear a little over time when the new layer of Ti re-oxydizes itself, but remains visible. As mentionned by Guvnor64, there Ti with coating (mainly from microbrands) which makes the Ti scratch resistance/"proof". This is a great option! I hope it helps!

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I own it and wear this as a work watch. This is the Citizen "Super Titanium" and is more scratch resistant than regular titanium. Peel the cheap leather strap off and rock it on a nato, it is a bit of a strap monster. It looks really good on tan and olive straps. I work in a very large NAPA store and my watches take light hits through out the day and I have yet to see any scratches on mine.