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    Frogman case material question

    Hi, I thought I read somewhere that Frogman cases are metal. Well, the caseback of my GW200ms-1 is Ti, but what I can see of the rest of the case , ie; the lugs, sure look like hard plastic to me. I guess my question is, if I removed the bezel, what would I see, a metal case or hard plastic case? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Frogman case material question

    You would see a titanium case. The lugs form part of the outer case/bezel.
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    Re: Frogman case material question

    The thing I was most impressed with when I first "disrobed" one of my Frogman was how solid it was. Seems like a big solid chunk of titanium.
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    Re: Frogman case material question

    I think the same question was asked a while ago. There's a thread somewhere with lots of photos as well.

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    Tribe125, natornate and dragonjade: thank you so much for you replys and quick responses. Regards.

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    Re: Frogman case material question

    the caseback is definitely Ti. But do we have confirmation that the full case is indeed Ti too? Thanks.

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    Re: Frogman case material question

    Quote Originally Posted by eonianaerial View Post
    the caseback is definitely Ti. But do we have confirmation that the full case is indeed Ti too? Thanks.

    The whole case is made of titanium.

    Threading a titanium screwback onto stainless steel would cause severe galvanic corrosion, which won't be a good thing, especially since this watch is meant for diving.

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    ...severe galvanic corrosion...
    Now there is a description you don't see/hear every day.

    I always think back to a definition I learned in trade school: "A battery is simply two dissimilar metals in the presence of an electrolytic solution." So...titainium screwed down into stainless with water contacting the two...forms a sort of battery...causing the "severe galvanic corrosion" .

    The only exception to all this is if the OP has a fake Frogman, with a plastic case and pot metal caseback (that may be stamped "titainium"). So we should say "a genuine Frogman" has a full titainium case.
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    Re: Frogman case material question

    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    Now there is a description you don't see/hear every day.

    I always think back to a definition I learned in trade school: "A battery is simply two dissimilar metals in the presence of an electrolytic solution." So...titainium screwed down into stainless with water contacting the two...forms a sort of battery...causing the "severe galvanic corrosion" .

    The only exception to all this is if the OP has a fake Frogman, with a plastic case and pot metal caseback (that may be stamped "titainium"). So we should say "a genuine Frogman" has a full titainium case.

    Precisely!

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    Re: Frogman case material question

    stainless steel FROGMANs ...




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