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    Suggestions for a divers with convincing 'fauxtina"

    At the risk of being drummed out of the forum! Can anyone suggest a manufacturer that makes a convincing, no date diver with and aged lume/fauxtina, vintage, etc, look? Many appear, to my eyes, a bit too 'peachy' in colour.

    Micro brand or main stream.

    Up to £500.

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    Suggestions for a divers with convincing 'fauxtina"







    This has the most convincing fake patina lume of any watch I have seen.
    It’s a much lighter colour than most
    New it was about £700
    I have no idea what they are doing on the 2nd hand market but if I own it it’s bound to loose money.
    The trouble will be finding one I guess as only 500 were made.

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    Buy a good Diver's watch, put it through hell, then it'll have a totally convincing patina!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    Buy a good Diver's watch, put it through hell, then it'll have a totally convincing patina!
    You'd never get the plots to darken tho!

    CWC do a patina edition. I think goat of this parish had one? (altho I may be wrong about that as my memory for names is abysmal)

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    The Synchron plots do look pretty good although I'm not entirely sure about the rest of the face.

    I'm familiar with the CWC 1980 and 1983 re issue pieces which I quite like although I already have a CWC RN Divers, so maybe something different.

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    Get a couple of Vostoks
    They’re master of dive watches, tested way beyond their declared limits.
    Plus many vintage looking too.
    None date, every variation you could ask for.


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    These two from Longine are fairly calm. From memory I think the Legend 67’ is a sort of old English white. The bracelet is also a retro look




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    You could have a custom job at www.wmtwatches.com
    Plenty of fauxtina options..

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    Suggestions for a divers with convincing 'fauxtina"

    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    You could have a custom job at www.wmtwatches.com
    Plenty of fauxtina options..
    That’s a good call
    They are very good for the money
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 13th May 2021 at 17:58.

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    Suggestions for a divers with convincing 'fauxtina"


    Even has a naughty ‘T’ where it should have an ‘L’!

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    I have this WMT and I think the faux patina lume is pretty convincing.


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    Undone?


    Another option could be to get James Hyman to re-lume anything of your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark lowman View Post
    These two from Longine are fairly calm. From memory I think the Legend 67’ is a sort of old English white. The bracelet is also a retro look



    There’s one of these on the SC now.... bonus.

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    Err, wasn't the budget up to £500?


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    I don't think you can go too far wrong with our host's PRS 82, a great reissue of a vintage diver, and the faux lume is pretty good I think. A good price too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    Err, wasn't the budget up to £500?


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    Vital bit of information I over looked. I do like a 67’ Diver though

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post

    Even has a naughty ‘T’ where it should have an ‘L’!

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    That’s tasty... really liking that.

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    I think this illustrates my only surprise about this watch - it wears really very small on my wrist (it doesn’t bother me but probably the smallest I’d go) - the end of the CWC nato only just has enough material to tuck into the keeper you can just see!


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    ^^ I think that looks fine on your wrist - doesn’t appear to be wearing small to me.

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    This might be a bit peachy in different lights. Great quality though.


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    Baltic Aquascaphe?


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    Thanks for all of the replies - some great ideas for me.

    Oris is nice - might be a bit out of budget though. I like the look of both WMT and Undone and all nicely within budget. Rather like the Baltic as well, Oh dear - choices!

    Off to do some research......................!!
    Last edited by Eddiex; 14th May 2021 at 07:28.

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    At the cheaper end of the scale, the San Martin 6200 is very nicely done.


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    Yema Navygraf Heritage ?




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    Second-hand Ginault Ocean Rover 1 with Golden Sands lume.

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