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i know they use 904L and most use 316L. but ive read so much about there being no real difference thats noticeable. 316 has less nickel and is a bit shinier...the biggest difference is NOT in hardness, but reactivity to acids. which you wont be coming in contact with. Its a bragging right. But the acid that would melt the 316 while the 904 is still standing wouldve eaten your arm off long before.
Ive had both steels....you cant tell a difference.

my experience was like dinos below, i noticed a difference. maybe you didnt have your glasses on back then. or maybe your mind was altered. wink.gif
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 Emy's watch is proof you can scratch the hell out of a Rolex if you beat on it.  But my experience, much like Stitches's is that the brushed surfaces on my Rolex watches seemed to scratch a bit less easily, and when they did, they seemed to hide the scratches a bit better than some other brands.  Not sure if its specific to the steel they use, or if its more the effect of the shape of their links and the brushing on the surface that provides the illusion of hiding scratches better than some flatter links on bracelets from other watches. 
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Nobody ever posts my grail watch.
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Perhaps if someone ever posts it. There is the unwritten rule that you don't post watches you personally are not at least wearing.

SPILL THE BEANS, TITS!!!!
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Good commentary.
But here's a Unitas based Panerai that I treasure. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And worn by the late Stefano Bemer while he showed me leather clicking.
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The back leather is sewn on, making it near impossible to put on a 183.
He is wearing my watch. smile.gif
As for what you buy, its your own perogative. But if in house movement is your thing, here's something you may appreciate. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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gaz, your pica are always fantastic.

what is that watch in the second post quoted above?
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Did you put your own Daytona on a stray dog? biggrin.gif

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Did you put your own Daytona on a stray dog? biggrin.gif

If I had the $$ I would put a damn HUBLOT...

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my experience was like dinos below, i noticed a difference. maybe you didnt have your glasses on back then. or maybe your mind was altered. wink.gif

nah. maybe you just expect it to be different because you were told of rolex's magical 904L steel.

while it IS harder....theres not enough of a difference to make it a selling point. Like i stated ya dickbag...the biggest difference between 904L and 316L steel is the resistance to corrosion. The 904 is harder, but its far more corrosion resistant. In terms of metalurgy, thats the benefit. not its scratch resistance. is it harder? yep. would i pay a few grand more just because its a bit harder? nope. 316 is plenty hard enough and will last any human a lifetime.

id be just as happy withmy rolex if it were 316.

luvyabro.
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Romain Gauthier
http://www.montres-rg.com/en/

thanks, man. sadly, website is down. but ill dig around now that i know what to look for.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

nah. maybe you just expect it to be different because you were told of rolex's magical 904L steel.
while it IS harder....theres not enough of a difference to make it a selling point. Like i stated ya dickbag...the biggest difference between 904L and 316L steel is the resistance to corrosion. The 904 is harder, but its far more corrosion resistant. In terms of metalurgy, thats the benefit. not its scratch resistance. is it harder? yep. would i pay a few grand more just because its a bit harder? nope. 316 is plenty hard enough and will last any human a lifetime.
id be just as happy withmy rolex if it were 316.
luvyabro.

lol, i read about it after i had the watch for a while. i agree its not a selling point, but i did think it was nice. and we all know you pay more for harder.

luvyatoobro.
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Very Nice. 42mm?
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Great pic!
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excellent choice moo, enjoy it. great pic too.
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Nice Moo! Speedy Pro brothers fistbump.gif

Did you go through the FAD? Or your local dealer?
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