I'm totally stumped. Both by the many offerings, size of watch, and mostly choosing a dial color that will match nicely over time, once the "Patina" effect has set in. I think many will flip their bronzes long before the patina sets in. Bronzes are most unusual & unique, because there is no instant gratification. You buy it, then it's up to mother nature to make the case tone to your liking, with conjunction to the dial.
I have a smaller wrist, 6 3/4 + or so. I'm looking hard at the Helson 42. Trying to consider the Olivier too, as the lug to lug across the watch is, what 47mm / 48mm. Nicely within my margins despite the 45mm width. The Helson, with little curvature to the case, at 51.5 across, makes me wonder. I did have chat with Peter.
But dial color Many have chosen brown, I really like green. But how are you are choosing the dial color with thought to the final outcome... the Patina effect.
In speaking with esteemed forum member "ncmoto", he seems to feel any color is good. Though he has a few bronze in brown & more on order We both both agreed a white dial in bronze would be awesome!
I'm somewhat held back by budget.
Tell me how you choose? Did you even consider the final outcome with the patina? Why did you choose the dial you chose? What's my choice based on budget & wrist size? I so love the nautical / sunken ship aspect, I'm willing to cough up more bucks for the perfect bronze At the moment the Helson is most sunken treasure to me, as well as being nicely port holie
Help me out dudes! Many thanks!