Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?
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    Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Aside from rolex, which other company uses this 904L alloy on their watches ? Is Rolex the only one in the world ?

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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Rolex is certainly the only one that openly markets their use of 904L Stainless Steel.

    I doubt that they are the only ones.
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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Only the best of the best

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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Rolex is certainly the only one that openly markets their use of 904L Stainless Steel.

    I doubt that they are the only ones.
    name another

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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterthere View Post
    name another
    As far as I am aware only Rolex uses 904L stainless steel. Other companies (like AP, or VC) might use equally good if not better quality steel but there is no way to know as they don't advertise their steel while Rolex has always done so.

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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Girrard Perregaux uses 904L on their Laureato Chronograph
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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Some of the China clones use 904L
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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Damasko uses "ice hardened" steel, or submarine steel. Sinn uses some kind of tegminted steel. Bremont claims a special Boeing titanium. Any other claims?

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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Much ado is made of Rolex's use of 904L but real advantages over 316L are marginal at best, a bit more pitting corrosion resistance and easier to polish to high shine. I understand that's because it's a bit softer thereby making it easier to scratch. I wouldn't seek out watches just because they're made with 904L.
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    Re: Which companies uses 904L Steel on their watches ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar_917 View Post
    Only the best of the best
    No, he said Rolex :)

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