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Hi.

Came over a Norwegian watch brand (Same country as i'm from).
In one of the Kickstarter fb-sites they are proclaiming that they took steel from a Satellite receiver in the South-pole, and used it to create the crown.
Im kinda sceptical wether or not this is just jibberish, or if its in fact the real deal.. Any way to fact-check this?

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If the seller can not show you satisfactory provenance, assume it's all bull doo-doo!
 

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Could it be that the steel is magnetic to some degree, and therefore wouldn't make a good case material? 0r maybe they only had enough steel for a run that would not be economically feasible? Satellites are large, but they're not THAT large!
Limited runs of a model often require special dies and tooling, which does NOT keep it affordable for mass production. Limited run watches can get outrageously expensive compared to the base model.
Or maybe "space age satellite-grade steel" is too hard to work witfh and just isn't conducive to being machined into a watch case?
 
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