Titanium carbide coating - scratch resistance now different?
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    Titanium carbide coating - scratch resistance now different?

    I found that TiC coating on my 2018 Oceanus is harder than TiC coating on Oceanus T2600 from a few years ago.


    Has Casio updated their PVD process? Why are they quiet about it?

    The change in scratch resistance is most easily seen when I rub the two watches gently against one another. The old Oceanus gets covered in small scratches and the new one remains absolutely smooth.
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    Re: Titanium carbide coating - scratch resistance now different?

    Casio are continually investing in R&D so the answer is 'Probably'.

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    Re: Titanium carbide coating - scratch resistance now different?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasy View Post
    The change in scratch resistance is most easily seen when I rub the two watches gently against one another. The old Oceanus gets covered in small scratches and the new one remains absolutely smooth.
    Wow! Clearly, you either have a healthy lack of concern for small scratches, or a great desire to know about these coatings.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Re: Titanium carbide coating - scratch resistance now different?

    It would be great news if TiCN is improved in Oceanus. Once I got S3000 and S1400 and it were not that hard as I expected. I think Diashield is more durable in my SLA017 and SBDX017 - after more than 1 year of occasional wear (similar as previous Oceanus) not even a singel scratch. :)

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