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    Bell & Ross finish is worn

    Hey guys, I am looking at a used Bell & Ross BR03-92 with black case. Some of the black finish around the outter esge of the crystal is worn and i would like to have that fixed. Anybody else had this done before and is it expensive?

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    Re: Bell & Ross finish is worn

    I’m not qualified to answer, but maybe I can get the ball rolling for ya’. I seem to recall reading it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 to refinish a pvd case (I may be way off base and I’m sure there are variables to be considered). You should be able to email B&R for a price, and if you do a google/WUS search you’ll find some independent shops that I’m sure will be happy to give you a quote. Maybe search the forums to get a feel for who comes highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylafleur View Post
    Hey guys, I am looking at a used Bell & Ross BR03-92 with black case. Some of the black finish around the outter esge of the crystal is worn and i would like to have that fixed. Anybody else had this done before and is it expensive?
    There are several independent watch service houses that will refinish your watch in PVD or Cerakote (ceramic based). Motor City Watch Works comes to mind. Expect to pay $150 - $300 depending on a number of factors.

    That being said, I would not invest in any Bell&Ross.
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    Re: Bell & Ross finish is worn

    Another reason to stay away from gold and black plated cases.

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    Thats kind of what i was expecting. Thanks for the great info!

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    Re: Bell & Ross finish is worn

    In my experience, DLC holds up MUCH better than the old PVD process. I like a few B&R. But it cheaped-out with PVD.

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    Re: Bell & Ross finish is worn

    Do not buy it. Something better will come along.

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