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      10-27-2019, 07:18 PM   #1
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Brushed titanium watch durability?

I have a question about brushed titanium durability on a daily-driver watch. Does it need any maintenance? Show fingerprints? Scratch easily?

My only experience with titanium is my 15-year-old polished wedding band, that I had custom-made by an aircraft parts machinist out of an aerospace-grade titanium billet. It shows fingerprints, but still has a mirror finish and has never been re-polished since it left the machinist's shop. I don't imagine that commercial-grade titanium wears as nicely, and have no experience with brushed finishes.

Just curious about how it wears while I debate splurging for a new daily driver.....
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I have got titanium watches , one is Corum Leap Second which bought back in 2008 .It's said that titanium is more scratch resistant to stainless steel but I still spot some streaks when I inspect the watch closely.Do these bother me at all ? Not at all
My other titanium watch is Rado Captain Cook , it also does have polished and brushed areas on the case , it seems polished areas hold very well but that watch is not that as old as Corum
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Exactly, have had my titanium Seiko tacho for 4 years and don't worry about it.
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I have a titanium IWC and it seems to wear pretty well. I am pretty easy on it but mostly is shows a little wear from my bracelet that I wear with it.
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They will scratch and show scratches more easily than most SS watches.

But they are light and typically wear well on the wrist.
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They will scratch and show scratches more easily than most SS watches.

But they are light and typically wear well on the wrist.
This has been my observation as well
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