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    Newbie Question: Blued Screws...

    Hi Folks:

    I'm new To Stowa, and I have a question. I have seen some sellers refer to a "blue screws" option on certain Stowa movements. Is that something special? Should a person expect to pay a premium for same?

    I appreciate the assistance form the resident experts here, and I must say I really enjoy the forum!!

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom

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    Re: Newbie Question: Blued Screws...

    On older Stowas, they were an option at extra expense. At some point (in the past few months?) I believe they have become standard on most (all?) Stowas.
    Current: Casio G-Shock GW500A * Stowa Antea * Casio G-Shock GW530A * Omega SMP 2254.50 * Tissot Le Locle * Marathon SAR * Dievas Vortex No. 144 * Bernhardt Sea Shark No. 128 (grey)

    Former: Orient Mako (black) * Orient Mako (blue) * Alpha 'Speedmaster' * Citizen NY2300 * Steinhart Ocean 1 * Seiko SNM005 * Legendary Invicta 8926 CE * Bernhardt Sea Shark No. 023 (red) * Ollech & Wajs MP 2824-2 * Glycine Lagunare 1000 COSC

    Dreaming: Omega Planet Ocean * Omega Seamaster 300 * Omega Speedmaster * Sinn 857 UTC

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    Re: Newbie Question: Blued Screws...

    Blued screws are a traditional Swiss decoration used on nice watches. It used to be done over an open flame, but to keep the color consistent I think much is done electronically now. When heated to a certain temperature, Stainless Steel Screws will turn blue. It's a sign of fine Swiss craftsmanship, although watchmakers from different countries certainly use this today.

    I'm sure someone else will have a better answer, but that is my understanding. Hope this helps.
    Steven
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    Re: Newbie Question: Blued Screws...

    Here you can read all about: bluing steel: http://www.bhi.co.uk/aHints/bluing.html

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    Re: Newbie Question: Blued Screws...

    Tom, Mike provided excellent source for information on blue screws.

    Here are few pictures from Stowa factory showing the process of heating the screws

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...isit#post64870

    Cheers,
    Bhanu

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    Re: Newbie Question: Blued Screws...

    Nice pics and overview of Jorg's shop. Very, Very cool, thanks for bringing that thread back.
    Steven
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    Sinn 757 UTC
    Sinn U1
    Sinn 6100 Regulatuer
    IWC Aquatimer
    NOMOS Tangomat Datum
    Stowa Marine Original, 80th anniversary LE
    Stowa Seatime
    Doxa SUB750T Military Sharkhunter PVD
    Zinex Trimix GMT PVD LE Black Pirate
    Ocean 7 LM-2 GMT SE PVD
    Bathys Aquaculture MOP PVD
    Tissot TXL
    Seiko Kinetic Sportura SNL029P1 PVD
    Seiko Chronograph Sports 150
    Citizens Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 BL8000-03A
    Citizens Eco-Drive Largo Perpetual Calendar
    TX 730 w/ FlyBack Chrono
    Poljot Sturmanske Chrono
    Aristo Apucto HP6
    Casio ToughSolar ProTrek Titanium
    Various G's

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    Thanks, gents!

    I appreciate the help!

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