Hello all, I like to collect flashlights. One of the flashlight giant is USA made Surefire. (Not here to advertise for them btw) They claim to use "high-strength aerospace aluminum body with a Mil-Spec hard-anodized finish". Whatever that means it is harden aluminum with hard-anodized coat. The finish on finger feel similar to bead blasting finish. Their color is OD green. My understanding on purely material property, I thought stainless steel is stronger than aluminum. For whatever reason, these flashlight material feel stronger. A light been with me for over 4 years I can hardly see any cosmetic wear. Which I think it is fantastic. Here I really don't know for sure that they are indeed stronger but I do love the OD green military like Hard Anodized Finish treatment and wondering, how come I don't see the same technology use in watch world. Is there a difficulty that I don't know cannot be use on watches? I would think OD green can add a flavor and toughness to a watch world.
What do you think?