Originally Posted by in stitches
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.
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.