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    Brushed or Shiny ?

    Brushed or Shiny ?

    Do you have a preference ?

    Or maybe even a bit of both on the same casing ??

    Or maybe even bead blasted ??


    Me?...... I can fall for either (or all three)
    (it's certainly not a showstopper)

    I guess shiny can really show the marks sooner, but I do like one with a high gloss that you can see your face in but a nice brushed works well. and bead blasted is just lovely too

    So basically I like 'em all

    Todays example for me: All brushed




    How about you ??

    Do post examples (I'll PM you my address on request)
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    I don't have a straight answer and I suspect most of us, don't. It really depends on the watch.
    Last edited by CFR; Oct 17, 2019 at 09:23 AM.

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    Good answer

    But I still need thoughts

    and pics - of particularly good examples maybe ? or even bad ones ?
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    Brushed or Shiny ?


    I enjoy the interplay of brushed and shiny surfaces (the Strela too, shiny bezel & lugs with horizontally brushed sides


    Too much shiny is a bad thing: I had to tidy my flat every wruw with this Sea Gull
    So my taste for vintage watches with thin bezels is practical as well as aesthetics :-)


    And Iím happy with bead-blasted now and again. It adds to the toolish vibe of the Aviator
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    I don't have a straight answer and I suspect most of us, don't. It really depends on the watch.
    Yup. I agree with this.

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    Pretty much depends, though I hate polished bracelets. I prefer brushed cases, but don't mind a polished one if done well.

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    I like some polished accents here and there, but I prefer it when the majority of the finish is brushed.
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    I like a blend of both, and no issues with a fully polished case either (of fully brushed depending on the watch)... I like my new Hamilton a lot, but my least favorite part is the sand blasted matt case. I wish it were brushed or a combo of brushed/polished like the older Khaki field.




    combo of both brushed/polished surfaces










    all polished... I would think the Orient Star with the blue hands and bracelet might be more popular than this one, but what I like is the understated aspect of this... and with this model the case is all polished where the blue hands model has some brushed surfaces (top of lugs and other areas)...it's a subtle difference, but I appreciate that, and with this watch I feel the all polished case and the silver hands/ white silver sunburst dial make it more dressy (in a good way)... I call it my poor man's Patek
    Last edited by gnuyork; Oct 17, 2019 at 01:25 PM.

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    I think Omega looks great with a blend of polished/brushed... the curved lugs really shine









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