What is Beadblasting?

Beadblasting is a process of altering the finish of a metal surface by subjecting the surface to a stream of glass bead, sand or aluminum oxide particles delivered via high pressure. In effect, the surface is “blasted” by the particles. The result is a matte, non-reflective finish. This style of finish is very popular with military watch enthusiasts, as well as law enforcement personnel.  Many watch manufacturers use this finish on their sport and dive watches. 

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