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Thread: Bremont owners...your experience with hardness/coating

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    I have an ALT1-Z, purchased in Jan 2009. The crystal was replaced later that year and now, over 3 years on, it still looks perfect. There is a few dinks on the casing but I've worn the watch pretty much every day so what else could be expected. Many never believe that the watch is nearly 4 years old!

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    Good to hear... my ALT1-C I got from Bremont in what? 2006..? the case has a few dinks because I really whacked it but its still runs near to chronometer spec and the crystal is still flawless.. seriously.. I doubt any other watch would do better....

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    Guy that sits next to me at work is still amazed that my MB2 looks clearer than his Tudor chrono...

    Even my mother who has no idea about such things commented that my watch looked 'so clear' when i was lying on the couch at home.

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    Nice photo, Al. Wasn't that Goodwood, 2009?

    Re hardness, I was diving with my three year old S500 this past week, and noticed that there were a couple of dings, here and there, where I'd bashed it against a tank, boat or bit of rock, but what amazed me was comparing it to the scratches my Seiko Sumo had picked up when diving. My computer is a venerable Aladdin Pro Ultra - a large plastic-cased wrist-mounted thnig that I strap to my right wrist. I often wore my watch next to my computer, and obviously these would rub against each other during the dive. It's quite remarkable how many scratches the Seiko picked up, just rubbing against plastic. Compare this to the Bremont, and it's obvious that the hardening techniques really do work.

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    Many years later I need to bump this topic. My first ALT1-Z got a small mark on the reflective coating after two years, when I hit a concrete wall pretty hard (case itself got a pretty huge ding).

    Was time for a service anyway, so I had the glass replaced. The replaced glass had no problems at all for five years although I wore the watch 24/7 and didn't spare it.

    Now I got me a new Bremont from 2016 and after only a month I got the first mark on the coating. It is awful. I love the look of the ZT and often just sit and stare at it and now it is as if someone is pushing asplinter into my eye.

    In "historic" documents I still find that the "The scratch resistant sapphire crystal has 9 layers of hardened coating", but I can't find that on the website any more. I this another downgrade by Bremont and I need to expect more blemishes on the coating? If so I probably rather have it removed.

    Edit: I read in some other forum that people have lots of scratches on their crystals (the coating obviously) so the hardening seems to have been removed indeed.
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