I read about this treatment sometime back but have never seen it. That all changed today when I met up with a good friend who had three of his watches treated with the Cerakote Ceramic coating. I have to say that I am rather impressed with the coating.
It is different from the PVD coating we usually see. The coating itself feels very different. It is textured. It feel like that there are thousands of little bumps on the surface of the coating. I like it.
The Black monster has had the bezel and case Cerakote. I am not sure of the colour and my friend can't remember. It looks like OD Green or Coyote Tan.
The coating looks 'thicker' as compared to PVD coating. However it does not seem to have an effect on the functionality of the bezel or the crown, which is also coated.
The work looks good as the coating looks even. It is well done and oozes quality.
Look at the crown and even the spring bar hole. The coating is well applied. Quality work.
The case back. I tried the watch and the feel is different. Instead of getting the cold feel of the stainless steel case, you have a 'warm' feeling.
Again the application of the coating is good.
The gap between the bezel and case is consistent throughout.
I like that the application of the black paint in the markers is also well done. It does look darker than the original. Perhaps it is an illusion as the original bezel is polished. The case on the Orange Monster is not Cerakote but is Bead Blasted.
If you notice, the minute markers have been removed. You can see the four holes that holds the minute marker to the dial.
A closer view of the bezel and the black paint in the minute markers.
As stated earlier the case is Bead Blasted. The case is Bead Blasted to Flat. This means there is minimal light reflecting properties. I like as it matches the Cerakote bezel.
The case back, also Bead Blasted Flat.
The crown, Bead Blasted Flat.
Another view of the Cerakote bezel and Bead Blasted Flat case.
The Seiko below has another finish of Bead Blast. This time it is Bead Blasted Low Light. This type of Bead Blast has medium light reflecting properties. The bezel is Cerakote Graphic Black. The dial and hands have been changed as well.
Even the crown is Bead Blasted Low Light.
The case back.
Another view of the case and case back. The finish is very nice and very even. Quality workmanship.
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