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    DLC vs. IP

    I'm looking to pick up a black watch (rare for me) and could use some insight on the difference between black IP and DLC treatments on the case and bracelet please. Is it worth it to pay a little extra for DLC in terms of the watch generally maintaining its appearance? Anyone with some insights on the two options to share? Thanks. Much appreciated.

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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    IP rubs off much easier than DLC, but DLC is usually much more expensive.
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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    Thank you for the help. I appreciate it very much. I was looking at pre-ordering one of the NFW Shumate watches and i believe it comes with DLC so I wanted to learn more. Much appreciated!

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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    Quote Originally Posted by NG111 View Post
    Thank you for the help. I appreciate it very much. I was looking at pre-ordering one of the NFW Shumate watches and i believe it comes with DLC so I wanted to learn more. Much appreciated!
    Its a look some like and some don't. Once it scratches, you've got to live with it, so be prepared.

    I'm personally a big fan of PVD/DLC and recently bought a $2000 with the treatment. But many think guys like me a crazy.
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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    Also, IP it seems is often shiny in appearance, whereas DLC has a higher quality matte appearance.

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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    While some black watches can be sharp, I think this is one look to admire from afar... I have a similar feeling about the practicality of titanium.
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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    That helps, too. I much prefer the matte look over the shiny one. Much appreciated, Tsujigirl.

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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    I agree with you on the titanium but I really like the lesser weight on the wrist. I'm on a keyboard for hours a day and actually get tired with a heavier stainless piece on. I usually have to take them off and set them aside for the weight (and the desire to avoid desk dive marks, of course). Thanks so much for the help here. I'm so glad I posted this question tonight...learned a lot.

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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    Is IP the same as PVD?
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    Re: DLC vs. IP

    Quote Originally Posted by curious cheese View Post
    Is IP the same as PVD?
    No.

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