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  1. #1
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    Phantom 03-94 - repainting/anodizing

    Hi guys,

    I've recently bought my first B&R - a 03/94 Phantom, which I love.

    However, i've noticed that the pvd coating seems to be wearing off on certain points - mainly on the edge of the dial, but also the corner of the strap lugs.. is it possible to get it re-coated when I send it for a service, or is this something that would be hideously expensive?

    thanks in advance.
    ed

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    Senior Master Sergeant
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    I don't believe B&R will do it!
    So, you will have to either live with the patina/ageing process or get it done aftermarket (will affect warranty etc)
    Simon C
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    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
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    This "patina" is a part of your watch history..

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    Command Chief Master Sergeant fatboy1340's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronofred View Post
    This "patina" is a part of your watch history..
    +1

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    Technical Sergeant six13's Avatar
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    PVD means Physical Vapor Deposition and is the application process of applying the black carbon therefore your 03 is neither painted nor anodized but PVD coated.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Staff Sergeant Armidoro's Avatar
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    I think you should leave it!! It gives character to your BR!!
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    Bell&Ross Gudzyy's Avatar
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    unfortunately, you can re-pvd your case, you will have to change the complete case

    Better live with it, some battle scars are good sometimes
    Gudzyy

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