Is it safe to pair steel bracelets with platinum watches?

Jul 22, 2021,11:02 AM

I’ve been considering sourcing a stainless steel bracelet for my GO Panoretrograph in platinum. Does anyone have experience in trying this or would you advise against this? Many thanks!

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I have never done that but i have seen some pics from people who did .

 By: Watchonthewrist : July 22nd, 2021-14:29
Not sure if the color would match tbh

Why wouldn't it be safe, its not like

 By: Thomas_3 : July 22nd, 2021-14:45
it is going to explode. Safe, yes, but may not match color wise. But it may take a good eye to notice a color difference on some parings.

Nothing will happen to the Pt case, like gold it won't rust

 By: wover : July 22nd, 2021-17:32
i.e. any difference in potential won't corrode your Pt. If it does, you've been conned

I think steel hardness comes in a range

 By: fairfax : July 25th, 2021-17:22
From what I understand, untreated steel is much softer, while 316L used in most watches are harder. When measured in Vickers, I see that PT is 125 vs mild steel is 130 vs 316L steel is 155, which is nearly 25% different.

Thanks for everyone’s responses so far

 By: fairfax : July 25th, 2021-17:04
I guess to summarize my concerns: 1) color mismatch (not that worried as the case is brushed and the PT and steel don’t look too different on the Panoretrograph PT case vs the GO Panograph 21mm bracelet 2) steel (if it’s 316 or harder) being harder than p... 

from an aesthetic POV

 By: cshimokita : July 25th, 2021-22:31
the original Yacht Master with matt pt bezel and oystersteel case and bracelet is somewhat attractive ;-)