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I am thinking about purchasing an Invicta watch (#4322) with a black ion plated finish. I am wondering if this finish scratches easily?

TIA for any information/opinions.
 

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No responses? Is it because I mentioned the "I" word....
Not here! In my own family, we are watch "collectors" - not watch "snobs". We have AP's, R's, B's, BP's, JLC's - and also various I's, Orients, Seikos, and Citizens! :)

Sorry - don't have any experience with ionic plating - and I am assuming that's not the same as PVD or DLC?
 
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Black ion is used by a few companies, incl. Casio and Invicta on their lower range models.

It's shinier than PVD, looks like paint actually.

Similar process to PVD but it was described to me as thicker than PVD (i.e. goes beneath the surface of the metal).

This means if you scratch it once, you're not likely to expose the base metal. But they do scratch. And if they hold up about as well as my PVD, the finish's gonna look awful in no time...
 
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