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

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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an example of luxury watch after only a few years, covered in scratch marks, wear & tear marks with this very old and outdated coating: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


Do you want this for your Black watch??


The new trend for scratch-resistant black watches

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

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!

Share experiences and open the discussion about

your black watch in this post.



Created On Saturday, September 2, 2017 Posted By Mathieu Comment Link
Great blog explaining things very well. Thax and nice one
Created On Friday, March 10, 2017 Posted By Jason Z Comment Link
Fantastic post. I learnt a lot about black watch coatings. Thx
Created On Sunday, February 12, 2017 Posted By Winston Comment Link
Thank you, your explanations are awesome. Will make sure to purchase a Wryst with that black scratch resistant coating. Thx
Created On Saturday, June 25, 2016 Posted By Mike Dallas Comment Link
Nice article!

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