This is my first post. I joined to buy a watch, but after spending some time browsing I feel that I've found a new source for like minded friends.
I've always felt that I needed to hide my anal retentive side, but this place seems to let all sorts of quirky nitpicking and obsessive attention to detail flourish.
Well, with that out of the way, here's what I'm trying to find out.
I love my Marathon SAR w/bracelet but would like a more subdued finish.
Thanks(?) to this forum I discovered the IWW site that offers PVD coating.
This sounds like a good option but I worry about the long term durability and looks after prolonged wear.
My SAR is my daily wear "beater" watch and I don't have a desk job, nor do I have any comprehension about all this
"desk diver" swirlies? and wear often mentioned in the descriptions on the sales corner.
How much damn wear and tear can you possibly inflict on a watch while wearing it at a "desk" anyway?
hahaha sorry for the newbie joke, I guess I'd hate to see what your furniture looks like.
Back to the PVD...I've never seen a black watch that ever looked worth a damn after some real use/wear. Despite my previous remarks about the "swirlies" I don't like wear and tear (scratches, dings, etc.) that would be made more obvious by a "coating". My gut instinct is that the underlying SS would quickly show through, no matter how "high tech" the coating. I'm glad I passed on that black/gold Heuer dive watch in the 80's. A dive buddy bought one and that thing looked like crap in short order. lol
I've never had any custom work done on any watch I ever purchased.
I just shop and compare obsessively before buying and live w/ my decision.
I've been happy so far, but the more time I spend looking at all these watch crazy forums, the more I lust after something new and/or different.
I fear I may need help.....