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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    Hi johnM

    I asked this question to Stowa about the AR coating when i ordered my 2801 2 weeks ago and they confirmed the coating inside ar-coating on both sapphire crystals (caseback and front)

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    In my humble opinion, there is no excuse for not AR coating every watch crystal. In the photo industry, $80 lenses have every one of 6 to 10 lens elements coated with very sophisticated, multiple layer coatings. Recently there are even final coatings for external elements that repel fingerprints and dust.
    The watch industry needs to catch up.
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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    Quote Originally Posted by SParis View Post
    In my humble opinion, there is no excuse for not AR coating every watch crystal. In the photo industry, $80 lenses have every one of 6 to 10 lens elements coated with very sophisticated, multiple layer coatings. Recently there are even final coatings for external elements that repel fingerprints and dust.
    The watch industry needs to catch up.
    Yes there is. A blue hue from the coating looks terrible on a watch with a black dial...
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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    The bright colors of camera coatings are there at least partly for marketing purposes. The technology is extremely sophisticated and the coatings can have any color, or no color, as appropriate.

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    Good stuff guys!
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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    Quote Originally Posted by SParis View Post
    In my humble opinion, there is no excuse for not AR coating every watch crystal. In the photo industry, $80 lenses have every one of 6 to 10 lens elements coated with very sophisticated, multiple layer coatings. Recently there are even final coatings for external elements that repel fingerprints and dust.
    The watch industry needs to catch up.
    Yes, I agree with that. In particular I have some B+W lens filters that are amazingly transparent. Similar coating performance as used on these would greatly enhance watch crystals.

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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    There are different requirements to protect lenses or wrist watch crystals: How often do you scratch your camera lens along a concrete wall?

    You both are right referring to camera lenses - but your arguments fail for watch crystals.
    Did you ever look at a damaged outer coating of a watch?

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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    dont mind me asking, if i were to purchase a flieger in year 2010, most likely it won't come with the anti reflective coating. Could i check with you if there is a difference between whether there is coating or no coating? thanks.

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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    Quote Originally Posted by yamcancook View Post
    dont mind me asking, if i were to purchase a flieger in year 2010, most likely it won't come with the anti reflective coating. Could i check with you if there is a difference between whether there is coating or no coating? thanks.
    I use to have both, there is'nt a big difference...

    The left with A/R coating inside and the right without (circa 1998)

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    Re: Stowa Watches and AR-coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldheritage View Post
    Yes there is. A blue hue from the coating looks terrible on a watch with a black dial...
    Ar coatings can come with any hue specfied by the watchmaker including no color.

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