What are Watches Made With? Popular Watch Materials

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Watches are made out of different materials depending on the brand and the model. However, these are the most popular materials used in the making of watches. All or most of the watches that are featured on TheWatchery.com are made out of one of the materials listed here. The following segments explain the material, as well as the positive and negative aspects of the material.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel, St, has a composition of being an iron-carbon alloy, mixed with chromium and nickel. The best thing about watches that are made out of stainless steel is that they are not only light-weight, they are also highly resistant to corrosives. However, it is stainless steel watches which are most easily scratched. Still, stainless steel is one of the most ubiquitous watch materials and it can be used in a number of different types of watches.

Ceramics

Ceramic, or Cm, has a composition of zirconium oxide. There are a number of positive aspects to watches made out of ceramics. Items made out of this material are heat resistant and very durable. As a point of interest, NASA used ceramics on their space shuttle heat shields. However, many people find ceramics to be too modern for comfortable use. Still, watches made out of ceramics are great for luxury watches.

Titanium

Titanium, Ti, is titanium alloyed with other materials. There are a number of strengths to watches made out of Titanium. First of all, this material allows watches to be light-weight, since it is a light-weight material. It also allows watches to be very durable. While it weighs half the amount of stainless steel, it is about twice as strong. Nonetheless, Titanium is difficult to work with, so it can be expensive to repair. Luxury sports watches are going to be best suited to be made out of titanium.

White Gold

White Gold, WGd, is pure gold, typically mixed with silver or palladium. White gold is very popular and effective because it looks like steel and it is more discreet than watches made out of yellow gold. Still, people often mistake white gold watches for watches made out of stainless steel, and not all wearers appreciate this mix up. White gold is best suited for watches that are high-end, luxury or heirloom dress watches.

Physical Vapor Deposition

Physical Vapor Deposition, PVD, is steel with an added layer of either carbides, nitrides or oxides, which have been deposited ionic attraction, which is completed atom by atom in a vacuum. It is a masculine patina, but it is not one of the most scratch resistant materials. Eventually, it is possible for the original steel color to show through because of this. This material is best suited for sports watches.

Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold, or YGd, is pure gold, which is 24 karat, that has been alloyed with other materials. This is a great material because it is so shiny and traditional, but some people do not appreciate yellow gold as much because it is a very soft material that can scratch and otherwise become damaged, the more pure the metal is. However, this is a great material for showy watches that want to attract attention.

Rose Gold

Rose Gold, RGd, is pure gold, 24 karat gold, that has been mixed with varying amounts of copper. Many people appreciate this material because of its rich and distinctive coloring – but it can still be prone to dents and scratches. This is the best material for formal evening watches as well as very dressy sports watches.

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