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Old 01-25-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hi, guys! I need your collective wisdom on this one.

I usually wear my stainless steel Tag to the beach. It has always done well, been easy to read underwater, and has not seemed to suffer any wear in the last 8 years I have been doing this.

I just got another Tag - it's a ceramic and stainless steel Formula One. It's a little different from my other watches, and I am kinda crushing on it right now and want to take it on another beach trip we'll be going on soon.

I just don't know if the ceramic portion will hold up well against the salt water.
Now this is a watch rated to 200m of depth, so I imagine it's supposed to go in the ocean, but sometimes that's not the wisest thing, depending on the materials involved.

So who knows anything about ceramic watches and salt water?

Technomarine does a bunch, and those are supposed to be water oriented...
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Um...so no one knows?

I tried googling the information, but I didn't get very far.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Congratulations--nice watch. It should be fine at the beach. I have a Rolex with a ceramic bezel, and it's meant for water. Rolex makes several models with ceramic bezels (as do other watchmakers). Ceramic is great for that type of environment (salt water and grit) because it's corrosion resistant and also very scratch resistant.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Congratulations--nice watch. It should be fine at the beach. I have a Rolex with a ceramic bezel, and it's meant for water. Rolex makes several models with ceramic bezels (as do other watchmakers). Ceramic is great for that type of environment (salt water and grit) because it's corrosion resistant and also very scratch resistant.
I saw those GMTs they were doing with ceramic bezels.
Is it true that while they're more scratch resistant, they chip more easily?

Thank you for your answer. I feel better.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I saw those GMTs they were doing with ceramic bezels.
Is it true that while they're more scratch resistant, they chip more easily?

Thank you for your answer. I feel better.
Yep, from what I have read in other forums, that is true. It seems they are much more scratch resistant (and obviously corrosion resistant) than the traditional metal bezels on a lot of sport watches, but the drawback is that they can chip or break if knocked against another hard material with enough force.

Enjoy the beach and the watch.
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