Hey everyone, I'm brand new here and admittedly I know almost zilch about watches. I need some advice with regards to the durability of the IP/PVD finish on watches. Here's the deal...
I fell in love with the Citizen Nighthawk, but I'm torn between the ion-plated black version (BJ7005) or the stainless steel version (BJ7000). For me I think the black one would look better and I am crazy about it, but in doing some research I've heard mixed reviews about PVD coating and scratching. I can't really see myself beating the watch up too badly but I do get worried when I read some of the amazon reviews of the black watch (though most of those people don't seem to know what they're talking about). I lead a pretty active life and I doubt I would be bothered by a few tiny scratches, but I also want this watch to last me a long time without looking like crap.
Does anyone out there own a IP/PVD watch? If so, how long have you owned it and have you had any serious problems with scratching or wearing? Would you opt for the less-apparent scratching of stainless over the bold/"stealthy" look of the black watch?
Any thoughts are welcome, and thanks in advance to all of you for your help!