closing tag is in template navbar
Time Factors Watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 51 to 100 of 116

Thread: Bronze Anyone ?

  1. #51
    Master Glen Goyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,394

    Bronze Anyone ?

    Love bronze

    Have an anonimo, who where amongst the first to use bronze. Never polished, very deep and even patina.



    Then bought a Halios bronze last October, it started of amazingly bright, almost silver or white gold.


    Wearing it daily for 6 months has darkened it quite a bit already. A much warmer tone now, although sunlight still makes it shine.





    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Glen Goyne; 16th April 2020 at 20:35.

  2. #52
    Managed to pick up a Christopher ward Bronze trident today in their half price sale, looking forward to my first Bronze watch
    Last edited by stevecross; 17th April 2020 at 11:20.

  3. #53
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    603
    Yes u got a cw half price too. Very good value


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  4. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by s1wnw View Post
    Yes u got a cw half price too. Very good value


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app
    Thanks, I am usually a stainless steel watch person but will give it a go at the price, I quite fancy the patina but without the green, not sure if that is possible

  5. #55
    Master BSB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,670
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by stevecross View Post
    Thanks, I am usually a stainless steel watch person but will give it a go at the price, I quite fancy the patina but without the green, not sure if that is possible
    The green patina tends to appear when the watch is used for diving.

  6. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by BSB View Post
    The green patina tends to appear when the watch is used for diving.
    I should be ok then, deepest I go is in the bath lol

  7. #57
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    603
    I have had a few bronze watches, but have ended up trading them. With this one being quite a cheap option, I have decided to try and get it to go a bit green! we all different though!

    I received mine yesterday, CW delivery seems pretty quick compared to last year when I last year bought a watch from them.

    the 43mm bronze is quite a hefty thing.

  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by s1wnw View Post
    I have had a few bronze watches, but have ended up trading them. With this one being quite a cheap option, I have decided to try and get it to go a bit green! we all different though!

    I received mine yesterday, CW delivery seems pretty quick compared to last year when I last year bought a watch from them.

    the 43mm bronze is quite a hefty thing.
    What are your thoughts about the watch, are you happy with it?

  9. #59
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    603
    Yes I am happy with it, at the price you cannot go wrong. Mine has the blue hybrid rubber strap, which is a bit tough at the moment. the case is cool, the dial is fine too, but there is a fair bit of empty space at the top half as the logo is on the left.

    It came in their new packaging and new warranty card with all the details - no more handwritten note!

    I shall keep it for the time being and use it a bit of a daily one i think.

  10. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by s1wnw View Post
    Yes I am happy with it, at the price you cannot go wrong. Mine has the blue hybrid rubber strap, which is a bit tough at the moment. the case is cool, the dial is fine too, but there is a fair bit of empty space at the top half as the logo is on the left.

    It came in their new packaging and new warranty card with all the details - no more handwritten note!

    I shall keep it for the time being and use it a bit of a daily one i think.
    Thanks for that, I do not think we will lose out should we come to sell in the future

  11. #61
    Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    1,352
    Always been a fan of bronze watches, and had a few micro brand bronzes before finally trading up to the Tudor BB Bronze a few years ago. Its been one of my favourites ever since. I've left it to naturally patina, and its turning a lovely redy brown, as can be seen in the pics taken today. I like that Tudor use an aluminium bronze, which takes much longer to patina, and seems to be more even across the case.








  12. #62
    Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    4,974
    Quote Originally Posted by Skip View Post
    Always been a fan of bronze watches, and had a few micro brand bronzes before finally trading up to the Tudor BB Bronze a few years ago. Its been one of my favourites ever since. I've left it to naturally patina, and its turning a lovely redy brown, as can be seen in the pics taken today. I like that Tudor use an aluminium bronze, which takes much longer to patina, and seems to be more even across the case.







    That's very bonny.

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk

  13. #63
    Craftsman bowie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    seaham county durham uk
    Posts
    963
    only got one this




  14. #64
    Master Pitch3110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    4,922
    Blog Entries
    1
    Oh yes.

    The faded dial is to die for.

    Pitch


  15. #65
    Master j111dja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    5,752
    I have one and I'm looking to buy another bronze watch in the near future.

  16. #66
    Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Berks
    Posts
    1,618
    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch3110 View Post
    Oh yes.

    The faded dial is to die for.

    Pitch

    That's gorgeous, even better than the Harrods one

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk

  17. #67
    Guys, some lovely Bronze watches there, be interested to see what they look like in a years time, once they have all took on more of a patina.

  18. #68
    I also went for the Tudor Bronze Black Bay made with a good portion of Aluminium within the alloy to slow patination.

    I fell for the original version but then had was seduced by the Bucherer Blue version. The new Grey dial is also lovely but I still think it’s comes second to the Blue...well to me in any case but you can’t go wrong with any of the three.








    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  19. #69
    Master nibby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    North Wilts
    Posts
    2,179
    Aquatico Bronze Sea Star



    Helson 40mm Brass Sharkdiver

    Last edited by nibby; 18th April 2020 at 07:24. Reason: add one more watch

  20. #70
    Grand Master Mr Curta's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Mainly UK
    Posts
    12,903
    50th anniversary Vostok Amphibia 1967 looking less shiny these days.


    Then




    Now

    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

  21. #71
    Craftsman Chewitt13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    894
    Should really sell one

  22. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by Chewitt13 View Post
    Should really sell one
    Its a difficult choice

  23. #73
    Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    N Ireland
    Posts
    3,303
    I briefly owned both the grey and original brown dial Tudor BBBronze. Both are gorgeous, but I moved on the grey dial in the end. My original bronze has some nice patination after 2 and one half years.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

  24. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    I briefly owned both the grey and original brown dial Tudor BBBronze. Both are gorgeous, but I moved on the grey dial in the end. My original bronze has some nice patination after 2 and one half years.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    I think you made the right choice, did you do anything to encourage the patina or just left to develop naturally?

  25. #75
    Master BSB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,670
    Blog Entries
    1
    It's now one week in and the oxidisation process is slowly starting to take hold. It's more noticeable on the sides of the watch now.


  26. #76
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    70
    I just wish they would do the Tudor bronze slightly smaller to fit my wrist. Cracking watch!

  27. #77
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,537
    CW Trident Pro 38- patina is coming along nicely.


  28. #78
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    356
    Seems like a few of use have been picking these up this week. Been wearing it for 4 days in the garden and it is already starting to change, in particular the bezel.



    I have been searching online on all the usual places for bronze strap buckles. Not found a great selection so far, does anybody have suggestions for sourcing these?

  29. #79
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    603
    Not found any. Cw charge £75 for theirs


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  30. #80
    Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Plymouth, UK
    Posts
    1,292
    Here are my three, all natural patina.









  31. #81
    I know , I know!!! a bit of a marmite brand but love it. One of my keepers and fantastic quality



    and a couple of others that have come and gone




  32. #82
    I haven't got any at the moment but have been lusting after one - Hopefully will be able to get what I want. The ones that have caught my eye so far are the

    Bell & Ross Bellytanker




    and the CW limited edition Bronze



    Both are quite different watches & ofcourse at different price points. The Bellytanker ofcourse will be my top choice if money was no object.
    Last edited by watch.aholic; 21st April 2020 at 17:56.

  33. #83
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    London & Kent
    Posts
    913
    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    Here are my three, all natural patina.

    I do like the Oris, my favourite of the lot


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  34. #84
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Birmingham UK
    Posts
    655

    Bronze Anyone ?

    Not bronze but I thought I’’’d dip my toe in with a little brass: Boldr Voyager



    Last edited by usedtobelurch; 3rd June 2020 at 11:51.

  35. #85
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Hove,UK
    Posts
    162
    I have two- both great fun

    Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk

  36. #86
    Craftsman TonyAFC8's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    329
    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    That's gorgeous, even better than the Harrods one

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
    Have been mulling a bronze for a long time, this is a beautiful watch.


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  37. #87
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Bristol uk
    Posts
    506

    Bronze Anyone ?

    Tudor B on navy leather strap.... I know , it’s a diver, shouldn’’t be on leather!!





    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Stilgoe1972; 19th June 2020 at 19:16.

  38. #88
    I love the bronze BB. It’s just a shame they don’t make it in the 41mm size.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  39. #89

    Bronze Anyone ?

    I swapped mine for a Bucherer Blue! Just love this colour scheme!




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by paw3001; 19th June 2020 at 23:57.

  40. #90
    Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    West Sussex, United Kingdom.
    Posts
    6,907
    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Or ‘Aluminum Bronze’

    Christ, you’re tedious.
    Keep it friendly please. If you want to be objectionable there is always the bear pit...

  41. #91
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Paphos, Cyprus
    Posts
    304
    Just had this one delivered. Not seen in the flesh yet.

    [IMG][/IMG]

    [IMG][/IMG]

  42. #92
    Not many bronze watches that are well proportioned and well priced with superb build quality to match so when Baltic released this I was sad to see them quickly go out of stock and had to wait over 6 months for the next batch which I now have had for a few weeks. Uses CuAl8 bronze alloy which is the same alloy compound used by Tudor too in the BBB. It's getting duller and duller week by week but I like this alloy for its slow oxidisation and corrosion resistance compared to the more tin+copper based alloy used by Oris (had eyes on the Big Crown Bronze) as a mate bought that and returned it as it would patina unevenly after just days.

    CuAl8 has an even patina process.

    I believe the hands are bronze too as photos I have seen of this from last year show patina on the hands. Neat!


  43. #93
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    hull
    Posts
    13,180
    think just about everything is right about this one

    ktmog6uk
    marchingontogether!



  44. #94
    Master zelig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Cherrytown, Glos, UK
    Posts
    8,019
    Blog Entries
    72
    Natural patination gradually darkening the Pinion



    ... & probably, it would be darker if I wore it more

    z
    Last edited by zelig; 26th February 2021 at 11:45. Reason: Grammar

  45. #95
    Craftsman Wandril's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    306
    Forced patina on this one, fancied a nice "bottom of the ocean" patina

  46. #96
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Stoke on Trent
    Posts
    94
    Big fan... had a couple of Ventus Bronze / brass.

    Would love the following in bronze...

    Oris big crown pointer
    Tudor black bay
    Yema superman

    Heres my Armida A1 on a custom Stevo strap, a keeper and just a perfect watch!



    Fully expect teh image wont work, sorry!

    https://flic.kr/p/2kBYRrK

  47. #97
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Dec 2020
    Location
    Sheffield, UK
    Posts
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    think just about everything is right about this one

    That strap is perfect for that watch. How are you finding the steel dive quality?

    Not sure I could justify the price of a Tudor or even a CW for a bronze

  48. #98
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Posts
    1,242
    Another thumbs up for Steeldive. Punches well above its price and loads of styles to choose from.
    Only thing Id say about any bronze watch is look at a bund strap if you get a bit ‘sweaty’ as your wrist may go a bit green.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  49. #99
    Craftsman Mcb2007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Bury
    Posts
    307
    My Oris big crown pointer , great looking /wearing watch .off with the strap and onto a Watchgecko lil brown number that suits it better than the original .



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  50. #100
    Craftsman Wandril's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    306
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesinamillion View Post
    Big fan... had a couple of Ventus Bronze / brass.

    Would love the following in bronze...

    Oris big crown pointer
    Tudor black bay
    Yema superman

    Heres my Armida A1 on a custom Stevo strap, a keeper and just a perfect watch!



    Fully expect teh image wont work, sorry!

    https://flic.kr/p/2kBYRrK
    I had a Ventus brass, amazing watch for the money!

    I do have an oris pointer date and also the Yema superman Maubydick. They're both great, bear in mind that depending on your preferences, the bronze on the oris and on the yema are behaving quite differently (cusn8 vs cual8).

    The yema doesn't develop much of a patina and will stay quite golden in colour.
    The oris will give you a nice and warm brownish tint.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information