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Horological Meandering: I think steel hardness comes in a range

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.
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Horological Meandering: Thanks for everyone’s responses so far

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 platinum may have the endlinks grinding agains
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Horological Meandering: Is it safe to pair steel bracelets with platinum watches?

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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Horological Meandering: Thank you! Love your Credors and the guide you posted previously

The raden & urushi work must be seen in person. It has so much depth, translucence and opalescence that it can’t easily be captured on photo. The craft highlights Japan’s classical arts all in one dial
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Horological Meandering: I’d love to

It’s stuck in a bank safe for now, but will try to get to it once I can. 100% agree on the crown
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Horological Meandering: Thank you! The repeater is surprisingly robust

I was wearing it daily for 3 months and it works and sounds perfect. Such an enjoyable watch to wear being quite under the radar.
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Horological Meandering: Thank you!

Bulgari really hit it out of the park w/ their OF bracelets, especially the clasps. Conforms low on your wrist! When the Repeater was originally released, it came in a strap but I immediately swapped for their bracelet. Such a perfect combo. I’m a big fan black steel OF and it would be lovely to see
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Horological Meandering: Lovely GO!

Must say that the VCO bracelets are indeed nice
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Horological Meandering: Wow! I love the 6542!

Makes me want to get mine out of the safe and enjoy it. How do you like the clasp on it compared to modern Rolex?
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Glashütte Original: Thank you!

I just wanted to thank everyone on this thread for your suggestions. I ended up with the PT after having both in my hand. Both PRG dials were so hard to capture in terms on color and texture. But the PT won out quite easily for me due to the following reasons: 1) egg shell beige + blue hands on the
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