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Repair & Care of the Finest Watches Since 1987

We have been looking after watches with distinction for over 4 decades

Cases can be made from a variety of materials that include:


PLATINUM

  • Considered noble, rare and hard
  • Hard to work with
  • Stamped as "950"
  • 4.5 on Mohs Scale.

 

18K GOLD

  • Yellow, rose and white. K is a karat weight 24K is purest and softest
  • 18K is 75% gold
  • 2.5 - 3.0 on Mohs Scale. 

14K GOLD

  • Rarely used in Swiss watches
  • 585 parts gold
  • 3.0 - 3.5 on Mohs Scale. 

GOLD PLATE

  • Rarely used in Swiss watches
  • Gold over base metal
  • Wears off over time.


STAINLESS STEEL

  • Most popular
  • Harder than gold to scratch
  • Can be refinished to original state
  • 5.5 - 6.0 on Mohs Scale.


TITANIUM

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Space-age material
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 6.0 on Mohs Scale.


CERAMIC

  • Lightweight, man made, space-age material
  • Scratched only by diamond


TANTALUM

  • Dark, dense, hard
  • Highly resistant to corrosion
  • 6.5 on Mohs Scale.


TUNGSTEN CARBIDE

  • Dense metal-like substance
  • High strength, hard and rigid
  • 7.5 on Mohs Scale. 
PVD
  • Process by which a layer of material is bonded to base metal
  • Improves hardness and wear resistance.


DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON (DLC)

  • Bonded to the base watch metal
  • Nearly as hard as natural diamond
  • Slicker than Teflon. 
British Watch and Clockmakers Guild
British Horological Institute
American Watch and Clockmakers Institute

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