Stainless Steel - 100 Not Out!100 years of Stainless Steel

2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far.



Lasting a Lifetime

In the early 1900s the wristwatch, originally called a wristlet, was typically only worn by women and was considered a passing fashion rather than a serious timepiece. The vast majority of us own a watch and the chances are that the watch back is made from stainless steel, and in many cases, the face of the watch and the strap are too.

Grade 304 (1.4301) or 316 (1.4401) stainless steel are leading choices for high quality jewellery and watch brands because it is a shiny, versatile and tarnish resistant material. Even more importantly, it maintains its appearance over the years and is capable of lasting a lifetime.

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