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    Color case hardened watch

    Like old lever actions, after doing some searching I couldn't find anything, I think it would look kinda cool, does one exist?

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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    Never seen one, but great idea. Sinn and Damasco harden and temper their cases.

    I wonder how long the coloring would last though.
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    Assuming black is a color and what you mean, RL has their aged stainless steel case . . .
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    He means the color case hardened finish you would find it on an old Winchester rifle or Colt SAA. I would be intrigued to see the treatment on a watch. I think it look great but may not translate well to something as small as a watch case.
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    There are a couple of people with the coals, ingredients and the skills. In the firearms forums and high, high end knife scene would be the right contacts to send a case to.

    Would look great with accompanying engraving on a rather classic Breguet or something of that nature.
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    Color case hardening is notoriously bad for wear. If you find an old Winchester or Colt with it's original CC's, you can automatically multiply the value exponentially.
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    Quote Originally Posted by I Like em BIG ! ! View Post
    Color case hardening is notoriously bad for wear. If you find an old Winchester or Colt with it's original CC's, you can automatically multiply the value exponentially.
    The Santorini by d Freemont used to be case hardened, my older one is:
    dfreemont watches - Santorini

    Read the customer comments at the bottom..
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Kansha View Post
    The Santorini by d Freemont used to be case hardened, my older one is:
    dfreemont watches - Santorini

    Read the customer comments at the bottom..
    Do not know what you are trying to say. These are not case colored but heat treated, quite a difference.

    Also, I did read the quotes and thought this was particularly amusing, "... . I know that any time I walk into a room wearing my.Santorini, no one else will have a finer watch than mine..." TG

    I wonder if he opted for the special customization where for 15 bucks they would place a "custom" sticker on the case back, personalized with a Sharpie??
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    Quote Originally Posted by drhr View Post
    Assuming black is a color and what you mean, RL has their aged stainless steel case . . .
    The casework on the RL is really stunning. While I Tell myself numerous reasons I shouldn't like this one, I still am really drawn to it.
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    Re: Color case hardened watch

    I had to look up what that was after reading Saxon007's clarification. Never heard of it before. According to Wikipedia, all you need is...

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    ...A combination of leather, hooves, salt and urine, all inside a well-sealed box.
    Sounds like all I need are some hooves and I could give it a shot myself!
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