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Offline gibsonforever

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Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« on: March 03, 2019, 04:47:21 AM »
All this time I thought ceramic material used for bezel insert / case / bracelet is scratch resistant that’s why it worth the extra dollars. However recently I brought a full ceramic watch to a service centre to question them on some micro hairlines that had appeared on the watch clasp area after one year with very little wrist time. They told me it’s normal because ceramic do get scratches especially the one with glossy finishing. Is this true?


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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 03:23:58 PM »
All this time I thought ceramic material used for bezel insert / case / bracelet is scratch resistant that’s why it worth the extra dollars. However recently I brought a full ceramic watch to a service centre to question them on some micro hairlines that had appeared on the watch clasp area after one year with very little wrist time. They told me it’s normal because ceramic do get scratches especially the one with glossy finishing. Is this true?


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Sadly Ceramics can scratch and also chip and also break.

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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 07:22:04 PM »
All this time I thought ceramic material used for bezel insert / case / bracelet is scratch resistant that’s why it worth the extra dollars. However recently I brought a full ceramic watch to a service centre to question them on some micro hairlines that had appeared on the watch clasp area after one year with very little wrist time. They told me it’s normal because ceramic do get scratches especially the one with glossy finishing. Is this true?


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Sadly Ceramics can scratch and also chip and also break.
Chip I’m aware. Had bad experience AD wasn’t skillful enough to resize ceramic bracelet. Resulted in 7-8 links chipped.


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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 09:04:35 AM »
Ceramic can scratch and also break

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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 08:43:59 PM »
Scratch resistant but not scratch proof

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Offline eugenio

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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 11:56:50 AM »
if you knock it on a hard sharp edge, the ceramic bezel will definitely dent/crack just like any ceramic vase or mug does.

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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 09:46:37 PM »
Ceramic is considered among one of the hardest class of manufacturing materials, hence the engineering process is complex to deliver a generally favoured and more durable material than other metals.  Indeed, it is difficult to scratch ~ in the manufacturing process, Ceramic is pressed and moulded into design. The pre-formed pieces are then baked at an extremely high temperature before it is cooled and finally milled into the desired shape and polish. However, please note that while ceramic is extremely durable  and has a harder surface than any traditional watch metal, such as silver or gold or steel and have great resistance to scratches (even so far to be justifiably proclaimed as scratch-proof) and common damages, due to its molecular structure it can be brittle and vulnerable to shattering if it falls onto a hard surface from a few feet or more.
Ceramic watches’ ability to withstand scratches will also ensure they will not show signs of wearing, even after years.
As pre-formed pieces are baked at an extremely high temperature before it is cooled and finally milled into their desired shapes and polish, Ceramic is also a material that is unaffected by the ultraviolet rays produced by the sun, meaning that their colors won’t fade, can withstand chemical erosion and is anti-magnetic.

Because of the reasons highlighted above, Ceramic is commonly used in sport watches as while it is proven to be resilient to scratches, it is actually also fairly lightweight (similar to aluminium). This quality promotes more comfort over other metal watches, thus their properties will generally add to the quality and price of a metal watch.

 

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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 04:43:23 PM »
If ceramic bazel broken, how much it cost to get it repair or replace? Any idea?

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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 09:20:21 AM »
If ceramic bazel broken, how much it cost to get it repair or replace? Any idea?
You need to bring it back to the service centre to get a quote. What is the watch model?

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Re: Is ceramic scratch proof / resistant?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 10:57:23 AM »
Just want to find out the estimated cost for ceramic bazel. Mine is 116710LN