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    How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    What is the toughness of Bremont's Hardened Steel? Does it resist scratches like ceramic? Does it resist corrosion like other stainless steel case? Are they harder to dent?

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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    Yes it’s a lot harder. I banged the edge of the bezel quite hard on my Boeing M1 and it was completely unmarked. And zero scratches on it after one year of wear. As for corrosion resistance I don’t think that’s an issue anyway regardless of the type of steel.


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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    Quote Originally Posted by treiz1337 View Post
    What is the toughness of Bremont's Hardened Steel? Does it resist scratches like ceramic? Does it resist corrosion like other stainless steel case? Are they harder to dent?
    Straight from Bremont's website:

    CASE HARDENING

    BREMONT B-EBE2000 WATCH CASE TREATMENT


    All Bremont watches are treated for hardness with B-EBE2000 technology. During this special stage in the case production the metal is heat-treated and defused with carbon, then bombarded with electrons. The process dramatically increases the hardness and scratch resistance of the stainless steel. On the Vickers’ scale of hardness, for example, B-EBE2000 produces a watch case with a value of 2000Hv - approximately seven times that of the normal stainless steel used for watch cases.
    Keep in mind, though, that the case is not through-hardened but only surface hardened. That being said, surface hardened steel with a 2000Hv should be more than enough to resist scratches; however, not even the hardest steel will resist scratches like ceramic does. Of course, the downside of ceramic, scratch resistant as it may be, is that it's much more fragile than steel. If you drop a ceramic watch the wrong way on hard floor, you will not like the result.
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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    If I were to consider to get a Bremont, which is considered their flagship watch?

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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    Quote Originally Posted by treiz1337 View Post
    If I were to consider to get a Bremont, which is considered their flagship watch?
    The Martin Baker line, specifically the MBII orange barrel. The Supermarine probably comes in at a close second.
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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    Is the hardened steel a standard to all their line of watches? I am interested in a tough ass tool watch.

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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    Quote Originally Posted by treiz1337 View Post
    Is the hardened steel a standard to all their line of watches? I am interested in a tough ass tool watch.
    Many use hardened steel, but some do not. The Bremont website specifies which models use hardened steel. If you're looking for a tough tool watch, then you might want to also consider other brands such as Damasko, Sinn, or Ball just to name a few. For Ball specifically, check out the new Hydrocarbon DEVGRU. Talk about tough. That thing is shock resistant to 50,000 Gs and can withstanding a 10-meter free fall. Has a bunch of unique patented tech that makes it crazy shock resistant.

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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    Get a Mercer watch you will save quite a few bucks

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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    The Ball and Bremont watch seems interesting. The watch should have high amount of shock resistance like Ball. I notice Bremont has their own shock resistance system. Is that any good?

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    Re: How tough is Bremont's hardened Steel?

    It is tough steel but it is still steel. It is scratch resistant but dont try to drop it or hit it with hard surface as it will leave dent easily. Good news is when you send them for service they will replace the top bezel for you:)

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