Custom Marine, is it possible?

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    Custom Marine, is it possible?

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if it is possible to order a custom Marine Auto, for example, like this one:

    * Marine Auto with date
    * Blued Screws (without being a COSC)
    * Handmade rotor of German silver

    Best Regards

    Fernando

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    I am wondering too

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    Blued screws are standard on the 2824 movement, and are properly blued (ie Heat treated) rather than the chemical blueing in the COSC movement.

    You will also be able to get the german silver rotor if you ask at [email protected], but the rotor upgrade costed €120 IIRC when I asked earlier this year.

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    Thanks a lot for your help

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by bydandie View Post
    Blued screws are standard on the 2824 movement, and are properly blued (ie Heat treated) rather than the chemical blueing in the COSC movement.
    Huh? The blued screws on the standard 2824 are better than in the COSC? Why is that?

    And, for that matter, why are the heat treated screws better than the chemically blued?

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuySie View Post
    And, for that matter, why are the heat treated screws better than the chemically blued?
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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuySie View Post
    Why are the heat treated screws better than the chemically blued?
    It's easy to apply too much heat or uneven heat when blueing thus ruining the effect/screw. More craftsmanship = higher quality to most.

    The heat treated screws are easy to identify from the chemically treated ones.......the screwdriver slot usually stays silver while the screw head is blued with the chemical method. No silver slot with the heat treated version.

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    I thought the silver slot had more to do with them being coated in something (rh something or other - can't recall the correct name)?

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by cj610 View Post

    The heat treated screws are easy to identify from the chemically treated ones.......the screwdriver slot usually stays silver while the screw head is blued with the chemical method. No silver slot with the heat treated version.
    I am very sorry, but this statment is wrong.

    the silver slot is absolutely not a sign of chemical vs heat blueing.

    in fact, most screws upon production are nickel-plated
    (to avoid corrosion while storing).
    normally, before being used for watch assembly,
    they are polished, and the nickel layer is thus removed -- but usually not from the slit.
    heating such a screw will result in an iron-oxide film forming on its exposed iron areas,
    which gives it the blue color (for the proper oxide film thickness).
    however, the slit -- still covered with nickel -- will remain silver-colored,
    since no iron-oxide film builds up there.

    in fact, this issue has been discussed a number of times
    on watch forums and in the watch literature.

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    Re: Custom Marine, is it possible?

    If the heated screws are better (I'm convinced about that ) why the COSC doesn't have them and the "inferior" version does?

    I'm following... but not quite understanding.

    It's like the thread where some fellow asked: "Why is the Airman No Logo more expensive than the Logo Version?... I thought more is more"... I think you get the point.

    Unless the chemical screws have some characteristics (that I'm not aware of) that makes the watch actually better.

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