Why black watches do not resist wear & tear marks and scratches?

Published : 10/31/2014 09:52:17
Categories : Wryst Swiss Watches News

Why black watches do not resist wear & tear marks and scratches?

98% of watch brands use low-quality coating for their black watches, including the most renowned luxury Swiss WATCH brand NAMES

When it comes to your favorite fashion accessory – a strong reliable watch – You want to make the most of your investment. Finding the right black watch is not always obvious. Here at Wryst we want to explain in detail the difference between black watches coating technologies and how resistant they can be to scratches, wear & tear.

What is the difference between black PVD

and black DLC coating…?


What is Black PVD Coating Technology?

PVD is the abbreviation of “Physical Vapour Deposition”. PVD coating is a plasma coating deposition technology. The materials are vaporized under vacuum coating conditions to obtain a PVD coating. A vacuum chamber is necessary to avoid reaction of the vaporized material with air.

This kind of coating for your timepiece is not recommended, not at all, and unfortunately still used by 98% of brands for their black watches. Advise: if you see “Black PVD” mentioned in the specifications of the watch you are about to purchase, then reconsider your options! Here is an example of a luxury watch after only a few years, covered in scratch marks, wear & tear marks with this very old and outdated coating:


bad quality black Scratched swiss watch Breitling


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The Black DLC coating explained:


Diamond-like carbon (DLC) is a class of amorphous carbon material that displays some of the typical properties of diamond. DLC is usually applied as coatings to other materials that could benefit from some of those properties. For example, a coating of only 2 μm thickness of ta-C increases the resistance of common stainless steel against abrasive wear; changing its lifetime in such service from one week to 85 years.

As implied by the name, diamond-like carbon (DLC), the value of such coatings accrues from their abilities to provide some of the properties of diamond to surfaces of almost any material. The primary desirable qualities are hardness, wear resistance, and slickness (DLC film friction coefficient against polished steel ranges from 0.05-0.20).

Used in the sold-out limited edition sport watch collection “Airborne” in the previous years, Wryst offers in 2014 the same scratch-resistant black coating for the Wryst Ultimate collection.


Black Watch DLC Coating Scratch-Resistant


Scratch-resistant Black Watch


Black DLC watch Wryst Ultimate


Get your scratch-resistant black sports watch now,

and for many years to come! wear & tear marks free at:




Here is what one of our customer says about his own experience:


I have had a Wryst Airborne for a year and a half.

Zero scratches on the coating or crystal”. M. Petrose, Ohio USA


Your feedback is welcome!

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06/20/2019 01:36:47

I can confirm I purchase a Wryst Ultimate es60 in black and red and the coating is totally immaculate after 6 months of wearing it. Watch feels bold and sturdy on the wrist. Thank you so much I was desperate to find a descent Swiss watch with black coating.


11/06/2018 18:01:43

So I believe my best bet is to purchase a black watch with DLC coating. My problem is, there are not many around, why is that?

Sam P

10/13/2018 22:02:05

Great topic and very informative thanks!


10/03/2018 10:36:33

Can you please develop your explanation about black DLC? I do not understand why it is not scratch resistant. tHX

dobry dietet

09/18/2018 06:38:46

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Paul S

09/12/2018 15:02:11

It's really a great and helpful content about scratch-resistant DLC. I am happy that you simply shared this useful info with us. Thank you.

sprawzian matematyki

09/06/2018 17:02:45

Peculiar article, just what I was looking for.

Mike Dallas

Nice article!


Thank you, your explanations are awesome. Will make sure to purchase a Wryst with that black scratch resistant coating. Thx

Jason Z

Fantastic post. I learnt a lot about black watch coatings. Thx


Great blog explaining things very well. Thax and nice one