Matt or polished, which one you like most? (Zinex and others)

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    Question Matt or polished, which one you like most? (Zinex and others)

    Hi Guys,

    I know many folk there are big fans of Zinex, so do I.

    The first version of Trimx is matt finishing in cases but now is brush finishing. Which one you like most? Do you think brush finishing has a more vintage looking?

    How about other brands in this topics?

    Any photos apply are appreciated.
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    Re: Matt or polished, which one you like most? (Zinex and others)

    For me, I prefer a brushed finish. Reason being, that bead blasted (matt) is too tool looking and full polished is too blingy. A do like a good mix of brushed and polished like my Omega Planet Ocean.

    Here's a pict of my Trimix enjoying a day at the beach, in it's full brushed splendour.


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    Re: Matt or polished, which one you like most? (Zinex and others)


    I prefer my Trimix brushed finish as well
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    Re: Matt or polished, which one you like most? (Zinex and others)

    The finish on the SM120 chronograph and the Aquastar Benthos 500 are what I associate with period divers. One of these days I'll get by big date LE oxide blasted to duplicate such a finish...but I'll wait till servicing or after I scratch it up real nice.

    Some examples hosted elsewhere as reference:

    http://www.rruegger.ch/images/aquast...s_500_dial.JPG

    http://www.relojeskhronos.com.ar/img...ar_benthos.jpg

    http://homepage.mac.com/afgh/.Pictur...9/benthos6.jpg

    Note the direction of the abrassion, not sure how this is done, it looks like an abrassive gun is held directly above the center of the hands and not moved, just shot at the piece to get that radiating abrassion effect?
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    Re: Matt or polished, which one you like most? (Zinex and others)

    I also prefer brush finish and think they have more vintage looking

    Any fans of bead blasted lover? I think Sinn U series are very outstanding example of bead blasted tool watches.

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    Re: Matt or polished, which one you like most? (Zinex and others)

    Had a Sinn U1, blasted finish, beautiful watch to see and wear, but if there were a scratch it was next to impossible to get rid of whereas the brushed and even polished, are easier to stay on top of if you are anal like myself! lol

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