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Is cobalt chromium stronger than stainless steel 316L ?

is it actually scratch proof?
Nothing is scratch proof.. It's more scratch resistant than stainless steel and has a higher density.
 

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I'll repeat this picture for anyone who hasn't seen it before:
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The cobalt chrome is the sample in front, the platinum is the one in back...for colour comparison. Hey-maybe I can get a "grill" to match my new watch this summer!
 

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I'll repeat this picture for anyone who hasn't seen it before:
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The cobalt chrome is the sample in front, the platinum is the one in back...for colour comparison. Hey-maybe I can get a "grill" to match my new watch this summer!
I think most grey metals look similar, surface textures often play a bigger role than the element/alloy used. I picked up a platinum Rolex in a shop and it looked no different to steel but the density was very noticeable. CC looks very slightly greyer than platinum in that photo - I'm not even sure it would be noticeable in real life.
 

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Unless they were side-by-side, you're probably right. When Chris first announced the CC, I went looking for an example of what it would look like & that picture was the most....comparitive that I could find.
 
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