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    Non-Rolex patina

    We all ( well most of us ) love the creamy patina developed over the years on the t-dials.
    Sadly most of the examples we see are of Rolexes. But it is not exclusive to Rolex. There are some pics here and there of vintage Speedies too.
    Here are some pics of the patina on my t-dialed Panerai 243. Interestingly, the 6, 12 and the hands have aged a little differently than the rest of the markers, though it may not be obvious in the pics.
    Let us see some pics of your non-Rolex patina.








    Last edited by RAJEN; 6th March 2019 at 09:56.

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    My Seiko 7548-700b from 1981, has turned a nice creamy colour and bezel has faded too.

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    Pam 23A from 1998





    The lume on the minute hand have started to crack

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    I'm hoping this counts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post




    These look goood.
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    Still not on the correct strap, but that's coming....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Still not on the correct strap, but that's coming....

    That looks pretty awesome - was that the recent purchase?
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    That looks pretty awesome - was that the recent purchase?
    Yep, last week.

    How's the weather?
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    these have all moved on now


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    CWC W10 from 1979.

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    I love aged vintage creamy brown lume.
    Its not often seen on vintage Seiko, but looks great when it happens.
    Ive got a 7548 where the lume has gone a nice grey colour, must look for it and take a photo.

    6306.
    Cheers..
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    Old Reverso from 40s


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    Cool thread. Glad I'm able to partake. My Speedy 3590.50

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    Another beautiful Speedmaster, this one from 1972



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    Arabic numerals are starting to go off white, but the hands & lume remain very white. Please excuse the dust on the crystal.


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    That's lovely, could you let us have a few more pictures & any history please?

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    I have a couple.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    That's lovely, could you let us have a few more pictures & any history please?
    Hi, if you’re referring to my Westclox there’s a little more about it here!
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...light=westclox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon007 View Post
    I have a couple.

    That Tudor is stunning.

    Cheers

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    Old but gold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Damn, that's lovely!

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    Non-Rolex and no T dial only good old Radium patina from the ‘40s here.




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    A bit here



    And a bit there




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    Some old dress watches from the 1940s and 1950s. The ‘patina’ adds to the charm and character, for me.










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    Eterna 38mm cal 852 14''' with gilt dial, circa 1939. I do like a little patina on my watches, must get a better strap though.

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    Wow, some spectacular examples here. Just looking at these pics so much fun. Thanks for posting guys.

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