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    PVD and DLC

    I don't remember, which one is harder and more durable?


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    Re: PVD and DLC

    PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) is the means of apply a coating material to a watch case not a coating, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) is a coating material applied using the PVD process. The usual black 'PVD' coating material is Aluminium Titanium Nitride which has a similar hardness to DLC, but I believe DLC has a lower friction coefficient which means it is more resistant to wear and is why it is used for components in high performance engines.


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    Re: PVD and DLC

    What you really want is adamantium.

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    Re: PVD and DLC

    ^2 excellent answers there

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    Re: PVD and DLC

    Oh right. Thanks for the refresher.

    Quote Originally Posted by peakay View Post
    PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) is the means of apply a coating material to a watch case not a coating, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) is a coating material applied using the PVD process. The usual black 'PVD' coating material is Aluminium Titanium Nitride which has a similar hardness to DLC, but I believe DLC has a lower friction coefficient which means it is more resistant to wear and is why it is used for components in high performance engines.


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    Re: PVD and DLC

    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    What you really want is adamantium.
    LOL, true, it's the hardest. Here's a deep thought: what if you are walking down the street and your watch bumps into one of Wolvy's claws? Which would scratch? Whoa.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothbras View Post
    LOL, true, it's the hardest. Here's a deep thought: what if you are walking down the street and your watch bumps into one of Wolvy's claws? Which would scratch? Whoa.....
    Great question! For my sake I hope it would be my watch that gets scratched and not his claws. I don't want to meet an angry Wolverine.


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    Re: PVD and DLC

    I seem to think that of the two DLC is the toughest.

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    Re: PVD and DLC

    Quote Originally Posted by peakay View Post
    PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) is the means of apply a coating material to a watch case not a coating, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) is a coating material applied using the PVD process. The usual black 'PVD' coating material is Aluminium Titanium Nitride which has a similar hardness to DLC, but I believe DLC has a lower friction coefficient which means it is more resistant to wear and is why it is used for components in high performance engines.
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    Re: PVD and DLC

    Quote Originally Posted by docvail View Post
    How much per day would you charge to just hang around with me and answer any random watch-related questions I may have? Seems way easier than sifting through Google search results.

    My organization could use a man of your talents.

    Using my mobile; please pardon the brevity of my reply, and any typos.
    I'm looking for a new job, unfortunately the commute from Enfield to Philadelphia would be a bit of a problem!

    But, when you open an office for the UK and Europe I'm your man!
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