Is Rado original with CVD coating scratch resistant?
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    Is Rado original with CVD coating scratch resistant?

    My understanding is that the base metal for the Rado original has a vickers rating of 1200. Is the gold toned Rado original also this scratch resistant or is it just a regular pvd coating overt the hard metal? Thanks.


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    Re: Is Rado original with CVD coating scratch resistant?

    The coloured coatings are roughly as hard as the tungsten carbide itself.

    Here are some of my coloured Diastars.

    This Diastar 18 Magic is from 1973
    aP1011211 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    This Balboa DeLuxe is from the mid-seventies

    BdL by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    These two Balboa Greats are from the late 70s

    P1014932 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr



    And finally a Diastar 62 from 1982 or so

    [URL="http://s22.photobucket.com/user/HankBlanc/media/Collection/2014%20SotC/DS62a_zps27a3b4eb.jpg.html"]


    The one thing you will want to keep in mind is that the bracelet is not tungsten. There will be a tendency for the coating on those to rub off, though Rado does a good job in that department.
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    Re: Is Rado original with CVD coating scratch resistant?

    Awesome reply...thanks a lot.


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    Re: Is Rado original with CVD coating scratch resistant?

    This one is REALLY awesome:



    Cheers


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