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    356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Hi everyone. I am about to pull-the-trigger on a 356 Pilot, but can't decide which choice of casing looks best:

    "bead-blasted" or "satinized?"

    From my understanding, the former goes with the regular acrylic model, the latter with the newer "Sa", sapphire model, but which in your opinion, suits the style/character of the watch best?

    Thoughts/opinions greatly appreciated!

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky Ham View Post
    Hi everyone. I am about to pull-the-trigger on a 356 Pilot, but can't decide which choice of casing looks best:

    "bead-blasted" or "satinized?"

    From my understanding, the former goes with the regular acrylic model, the latter with the newer "Sa", sapphire model, but which in your opinion, suits the style/character of the watch best?

    Thoughts/opinions greatly appreciated!

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    I have the bead blasted model but the satin model is nice also. Whichever you choose you're getting a great watch.
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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    If by satinized they mean brushed, I'd go for that. But I have a preference for plexi on this type of watch, so...

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Only the models WITH DISPLAY BACK have a satinized finish. The 356 Sa without display back has a bead blasted finish.

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Quote Originally Posted by Embryo View Post
    If by satinized they mean brushed
    satinized is a different type of abrasive etched product, it is different than a brushed finish. Satinized has a bit of shine/luster to it.

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    satinized is a different type of abrasive etched product, it is different than a brushed finish. Satinized has a bit of shine/luster to it.
    Thanks for that. I would still prefer that kind of finish to a bead blasted.

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    The copper dial 356 is sanitized regardless of caseback

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Quote Originally Posted by particleman View Post
    The copper dial 356 is sanitized regardless of caseback
    What? Did I hear...? Oh yes! Photo op!

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    excuse the bad iPhone shot.

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Thanks for the photo @cannonball. I'm digging the satinized look much more, but am also wanting the acrylic crystal. Ah, what to do?

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    Re: 356 Pilot, "bead-blasted" or "satinized"

    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    satinized is a different type of abrasive etched product, it is different than a brushed finish. Satinized has a bit of shine/luster to it.
    Thanks for that info... it seems though that some brands use them interchangeably.

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