Poll about DOXA PVD durability

Poll: I am attempting to get a quantitative handle on the durability of the DOXA PVD coating and the ease

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    Poll about DOXA PVD durability

    I am attempting to get a quantitative handle on the durability of the DOXA PVD coating and the ease of "fixes" if scratched or chipped. I searched PVD on the forum and learned that PVD coatings vary bby manufacturer and maybe even by batches. DOXA says the head can be decoated and recoated for about $100, but the bracelet cannot. I have not been able to find info that will give me anything approaching per cent satisfied or disapointed in the DOXA PVD coating. I am feeling the 1500T Military and 5000T Miiltary beckoning to me.
    If you have or had a DOXA with PVD please respond, and elaborate if you have time.
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    Re: Poll about DOXA PVD durability

    I have had my 1000t Military Professional for about 5 years. The outer edge of the bezel (all the way around) and the clasp and the links directly adjacent to the clasp show wear. That is to say, the black pvd coating is gone. I bought this as work watch and that is what it is. I have a tendency to be very hard on my watch so I am not surprised or disappointed with the wear on it. I am a Fire Fighter and when I am not at the firehouse, I am doing several odd, manual, jobs around my house. In addition, knocking about with my 3 young and deviant children certainly doesn't help the finish. Hope this helps you decide.
    P.S. I really like my DOXA. RdeM.
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    Re: Poll about DOXA PVD durability

    I have a DOXA 750T Milshark. I'm the second owner and have only had it a short time, but the watch is 6 years old and the PVD coating shows no wear. I don't know how often the previous owner wore it however, but it was obviously well taken care of. If the PVD does wear over time I'll just have it re-applied or call it "patina" and live with it. Love the watch.
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    Re: Poll about DOXA PVD durability

    had a 1500 for about 6 months wore it regularly and sold it without a mark on it.....
    Same with all my high end PVD/DLC watches.
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    Re: Poll about DOXA PVD durability

    I have one of the first 750 MilSharks released. I wrote a review after beating the snot out of it, and reported no adverse effects on the PVD. The watch still looks as good as new. I find no faults with DOXA's PVD.
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    Re: Poll about DOXA PVD durability

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Size:  161.0 KB Curious cheese, you can see the wear on the bracelet in the picture on top compared to the picture on the bottom. There may be some cement dust still on it.The wear on the bezel can also be seen. Keep in mind that I wear this to work. My DOXA spent 8 hours breaching 10" concrete slabs today during an U.S.A.R. drill. Jack hammers, 14" ring saws, and other cutting tools were used. I put it through its paces today and it keeps on ticking. RdeM.
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