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    MI:III G-Shock

    I have just purchased one of these and I have a question for anyone who may be able to answer or offer an opinion. Is the black bracelet and casing painted or black steel and plastic? In other words has anyone had one for long enough or worn it consistently enough to wear off any paint?
    Will the finish last?

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    I believe the black finish is some kind of anodized coatin. I have never heard compliaints about this finish before, so I asume it will last. I have a black titanium PRG-80YT with that coating. I have worn it for about 2 weeks and the paint is still looking good.

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    Re: MI:III G-Shock

    [quote=Sjors]I believe the black finish is some kind of anodized coatin. I have never heard compliaints about this finish before, so I asume it will last. I have a black titanium PRG-80YT with that coating. I have worn it for about 2 weeks and the paint is still looking good.

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    Thanks for your response sjors but 2 weeks?!? That does not seem very long. I was hoping someone would have had one for two or three years without any sign of degradation.

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    Hi Sonny,

    Ask Crimbocop. I believe he has the same watch if I'm right. You might try an search on this model on the forum too. It was a hot topic a few months ago

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    Re: MI:III G-Shock

    [quote=Sjors]Further MI:III reading:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...light=MI%3Aiii

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...light=MI%3Aiii

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...light=MI%3Aiii

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...light=MI%3Aiii

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    Many thanks for those links. I am still hoping someone will have some long-term experince of the black finish on these G-Shocks.

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    Re: MI:III G-Shock

    I've had mine for a couple of months now, and wear it practicaly daily, and the black band has not yet shown any signs of wear or rubbing at all, and has not picked up any scratches.

    Seems pretty hard wearing so far! ... hope this helps.

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    Re: MI:III G-Shock

    I agree - it's a resiliant coating. Mine still looks new - my son's MI:3 has picked up a few scratches but this is only to be expected from daily wear.
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    Re: MI:III G-Shock

    Hi Guys!

    The finish is known as Ion Plating.It is basically a surface treatment process (Physical Vapour Deposition,PVD) where metal powders are vapourised in a vacuum chamber.The application of high electric current ionizes the metal vapor,causing it to the adhere quickly to the surfaces of the items (in this case,the metal band).

    This process is not cheap,and hence you can compare the prices of Gs with Ion Plating & those that do not come with Ion Plating.

    I hope this little piece of information helps.

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    Hi Mike,

    So this coating is metal. Can you explain the black color maybe? That made me the most curious... Are other colors possible with this proces?

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