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Hey guys, obviously I dont know much, b/c I was wondering what the bead blasting was, as well as what PVD'd meant. Thanks. Brendan
 

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Hey guys, obviously I dont know much, b/c I was wondering what the bead blasting was, as well as what PVD'd meant. Thanks. Brendan
Bead (or sand) blasting is when high speed air, along with an abrasive media, blown across the surface of an item. This creates a matte finish, dulling the shine.

PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposit (I think?) is quite more involved, but is used on watch cases (and sometimes on movement parts) for anti-corrosive & appearance. There are numerous types of coatings, and many different ways to apply, too involved a process to properly surmise here. Simply put, it's usually a dull black finish on a watch case, tougher than paint, powder coat or plating.

Hope that helps.
 

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Without getting all technical on you, PVD is pretty much Black, and Beadblast is the look of Titanium but on Stainless steel soft gray, and On the right watch BOTH looks Fantastic.




 
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