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1635 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776
626-456-2222
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1569 S. Fairway Drive, #128, Walnut, CA 91789
909-831-8888
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Guide to Watch Case Materials

Guide to Watch Case Materials

Watchmakers have experimented with many materials to develop a striking watch case that is distinguished and refined. Luxury timepiece brands today have distinct cases that are of the finest quality. Learn about the various materials watch cases are crafted from with this guide from the experts at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers.

Gold

Gold has historically been a favorite case material for watch connoisseurs. While its popularity has waned in recent years thanks to the surplus of alternative metals, gold’s unique characteristics have cemented its place in the watchmaking industry. Yellow gold is the traditional standard and requires the least amount of maintenance. White gold has become highly favored due to its durability and sleekness. Rose gold is another modern option, with many brands using it for women’s watches.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a hypoallergenic metal that is readily available and easy to work with. Resembling silver, stainless steel has an attractive appearance with the added benefit of being highly scratch resistant. It requires minimal care and will not rust as a result of coming into contact with water. Because of its long lifespan and durability, stainless steel is often used for sports watches.

Titanium

Titanium is a dark gray metal that has similar to stainless steel in its characteristics, but it is much more comfortable to wear. This is because titanium is a low-density metal that is up to 30% lighter than stainless steel. While some prefer the heftier weight of stainless steel, titanium is ideal for those that do not want to be weighed down by the watch.

Bronze

Although bronze is notable for being vulnerable to corrosion, watchmakers have learned to embrace this quality and now brands incorporate this metal into their watch case designs. The oxidation of bronze, also known as patina, is different from how other metals corrode. When patina occurs, a colorful chemical reaction happens, making each watch have a unique color and pattern. This is ideal for those who want a timepiece that stands out. However, if you prefer the classic golden-brown hue of bronze, then regular cleaning can maintain its appearance.

Ceramic

Ceramic is a newcomer in the watchmaking world. It is a man-made material that is versatile, incredibly thin, and lightweight. Ceramic casings are gaining popularity because they come in a wide array of hues and can support many different types of finishes. In addition to this, its smooth surface is highly durable and scratch-resistant. It is an attractive alternative for people with metal allergies or those who want a distinct watch case.

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