Whats the difference between a Titanium watch and a stainless steel watch?

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  1. krunchykrome

    krunchykrome Lifer

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    The Titanium model is $40 more than the steel model. Can anyone tell me the differences between the two, stainless steel and titanium?
     
  2. dighn

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    I believe titanium is lighter. stainless steel watches are heavy, at least the one I have is. I can never get it to stay in place on my wrist so it's always hanging
     
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    what models are you looking at?
     
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    titanium is noticeably lighter than steel
     
  5. krunchykrome

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    Im looking at the Citizen Nighthawk

    Stainless Steel

    Titanium

    Personally, I like the look of the stainless steel model more. Im not really impressed by the gray titanium color. They make this watch in a black stainless steel model as well, but Id rather get something silver because it goes with more.
     
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    i would need a microscope to read anything on that.
     
  7. stardrek

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    Not only is Ti lighter, it is also stronger then steel.
     
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    Titanium is lighter, stronger, and a lot more expensive.
     
  9. SVT Cobra

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    Go with the titanium, they are much lighter and the ones I have scratch less than my stainless steal ones. For the past couple of years I have only bought titanium Seiko's.

    Also I am a bit biased though, I am a titanium fanboy, I love the name, the look, the strength, the lightness, pretty much if it has titanium in it, I am sold (I have titanium core tennis balls, knives, etc.). :D
     
  10. ballmode

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    lighter and doesn't hold heat/cold as long

    so when you wear it it goes to your body temp real quickly
     
  11. mrrman

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    and better looking
     
  12. Pikachu

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    If you're going by those images for color difference, it may just be white balance issues. I'll bet they're both virtually the same color. Titanium is harder to machine than most stainless, so that could account for a lot of difference in cost. Things like that would bother me over time. Everytime I looked at the watch I'd be thinking I should have gotten the better material. $40.00 spread over several years ain't much.
     
  13. Howard

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    Titanium can be stronger than steel, but the strongest steels are stronger than the strongest titanium alloys.
     
  14. MasterAndCommander

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    I have a Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium and it is very light for a watch of it's size. But if weight isn't a consideration for you and only looks, then get the SS if that's you think looks better.