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Thread: First Bronze..........

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    First Bronze..........

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    Brown with brown which is a first for me, Swiss movt version, top notch finishing and leather , incredible bang for buck.

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    It's great to be trying new things. That looks terrific.

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    A cracking looking watch , congrats .

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    Looks good, I do like a bronze watch.

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    That looks very smart. I do like bronze and that one especially so.

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    Thanks, they are amazing VFM, this has the Sellita movt and the waterproof italian leather strap and double sapphire ( front and back)

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    Snap matey I really like my one


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    Ha ha, what's the chance? Just noticed yours has a different lume pip on the bezel.

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    Looks great and I need to try a bronze watch sometime in the not too distant future!!

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    I'd really recommend one of these Scott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellsy View Post
    Ha ha, what's the chance? Just noticed yours has a different lume pip on the bezel.
    I believe all the early models had the lume pip

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    Great watch. I dipped my toe into bronze watches a while back with a Steinhart, but worried about the aging process and patina, which isn't an issue with stainless steel. In the end I bottled it and sold it.

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    Whats the lume like on these Spinnakers. I did have an earlier model and it wasnt good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonaco View Post
    Whats the lume like on these Spinnakers. I did have an earlier model and it wasnt good.
    Its really impressive


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    Please. What is the outcome with bronze. I read of patina but surely this is just a corrosion of the metal. What does it look like after five to ten years of wear?

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    Looks great!

    I do like a bronze watch.

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    Here is a good how to video from Christopher Ward on cleaning and also restoring your Bronze watch

    https://youtu.be/Uufuud73PnY

    1. How to safely clean your bronze watch
    2. How to strip the aged look - or patina, as it's know - off your bronze watch, giving it a new shiny finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    Looks great!

    I do like a bronze watch.

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    Love that.

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    My first Bronze job from a few years back. Difficult to shoot with that big old domed sapphire (should have put a polariser on)








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    You can't beat a bit of Bronze.

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    I did a video review on the spinnaker https://youtu.be/FtdnyVQVl-0


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    Love bronze.

    My first.


    My second on arrival. Already darkened quite a bit which is interesting to see develop.




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    the patina on this was induced in seconds by using Brownells gun blue....
    Last edited by greasemonkey; 23rd December 2019 at 09:45.

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    Not sure if Iím just a bit of an odd case but I much prefer the look of a bronze watch when theyíre brand new without any patina. If they stayed that way Iíd buy one but as we know they donít. I do appreciate you can clean them to remove the patina but Iím still not convinced.

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    I thought the whole point was to achieve a patina finish, as part of the watches character?,
    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    Here is a good how to video from Christopher Ward on cleaning and also restoring your Bronze watch

    https://youtu.be/Uufuud73PnY

    1. How to safely clean your bronze watch
    2. How to strip the aged look - or patina, as it's know - off your bronze watch, giving it a new shiny finish.
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    Does the patina on a bronze watch rub off and make shirt cuffs filthy, or is it harder then that? Interesting look, although I think I prefer the new and shiny bright.

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    It rubs off, selectively over the high points in a rather attractive manner, I think.
    I have the armida A1 in bronze, and ita patina is developing nicely on the low spots.
    This is quite an old piccy now



    The area under the bezel is now much more deeply patinated, whilst the bezel edge remains relatively polished.
    D

    ps - I have never noticed brassy residues on the inside of my cuffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    I thought the whole point was to achieve a patina finish, as part of the watches character?,

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    Not everybody likes that, when they start going dark brown it looks great but green and starts leaving marks on your cloths that's not for me

    Here is a review of my one https://youtu.be/FtdnyVQVl-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Mac View Post
    Not sure if Iím just a bit of an odd case but I much prefer the look of a bronze watch when theyíre brand new without any patina. If they stayed that way Iíd buy one but as we know they donít. I do appreciate you can clean them to remove the patina but Iím still not convinced.
    You'd be better off buying a gold watch.

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    I love watching the patina develop over time. My BBB is one of my most worn watches. Itís big but I kind of enjoy the bigness of it while itís developing its own uniqueness

    I canít say Iíve ever noticed any residue on a cuff either but to be fair, since retiring, a dress shirt is a rarity




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    Naughty but nice!

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