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Old 25 May 2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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What is a pro/con between stainless steel type 316L and 904L

For a normal everyday user.
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Old 25 May 2018, 10:57 PM   #2
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For an everyday user I see no pros or cons.

I do see an issue with the higher nickel content of 904L.

If you have a nickel allergy.
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Old 26 May 2018, 05:24 AM   #3
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For an everyday user I see no pros or cons.

I do see an issue with the higher nickel content of 904L.

If you have a nickel allergy.
I talked to a corrosion specialist about this, 904L actually sheds less nickel than 316L in a sweat/salt water environment despite having a higher nickel content. So if you are worried about that you should go with 904L.
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Old 26 May 2018, 09:54 AM   #4
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I talked to a corrosion specialist about this, 904L actually sheds less nickel than 316L in a sweat/salt water environment despite having a higher nickel content. So if you are worried about that you should go with 904L.
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Old 26 May 2018, 01:51 PM   #5
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Maybe this will help.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=113138
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Old 28 May 2018, 05:16 AM   #7
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I have never had an allergy to any 316 watch, I can't wear a 904l watch for more than 24 hours without irritation. So I have to respectfully disagree with the assertion that 904l is less irritating than 316.
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