Along those lines, what Gary says is how it's been explained to me as well >>April 17 2009 at 12:17 AM
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Response to Micah, there are 2 different production methods that OP uses>>>
The rads are milled while the 317 is 'pressed' (or whatever you call it). This process is similar to how IWC is making their cases. Gary hopefully can find more details from his contacts.
As I still haven't been able to hold a 317 in my hands, I can't personally tell you how one process actually looks and feels from the other.
I'm with you though Micah, I have been very impressed by the quality and feel of the 292 case.