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    Quote Originally Posted by nweash View Post
    I did some forced patina once. Didn't really end up the way I wanted it...

    LoL.... No kidding. I'd be scared to wear that watch; can you get tetanus from a watch case? o_O I never understood the whole "forced patina" thing. Seems like a...unnescessary step. If you want a "rich patina" on your bronze watch here's a tip; WEAR YOUR WATCH. LoL...
    I appreciate a "rich patina" as much as the next guy...but, "green scaling"? is a bridge too far for my taste.
    If your stainless steel Shark Diver had "green crud" between case and bezel...you'd be grabbing for your trusty toothbrush... Too much of a "good thing"...is still...too much. xD
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    I remember seeing on the forum a couple SD 45's with some "summertime colors"; Orange and Teal. Dial and sapphire bezel same color... It would be great to see a re-issue of those two colors in the "45".
    And YELLOW... A yellow dial and yellow "sapphire coated" bezel and I'd put my "pre-order" money down on one of those right now!
    Yellow... Orange... Teal... Hey...I live in South Florida! Give me a break... xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rider_Of_The_Storm View Post
    It was a differen story. My boys let me down again today.

    Anyway, thank you for the info. As a far as I know, bronze and brass are commonly referred to as the same. So, I think we have the same watch with different dial colors. Regardless, yours is sweet!

    Here's a pick of mine.

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    Thanks, Brother. They're a different alloy composition. Yours is the genuine CuSn8 bronze composition.
    The color is a little deeper, almost rose gold and the metal itself is a little harder.
    The one that I haveis more of an aluminum-based alloy and started off as a much more bright gold color than that of the traditional bronze watches.
    The metal is a tiny bit softer but the patina develops very similar and looks great, depending on how you expose it.

    I'm happy you think mine looks as great as I think it does, I'm pleased with how it's aged.
    Couple trips to the beach this past summer for salt water/air exposure and a few hours of vinegar fume treatment and it's looking good.
    Yours is looking good too. Love the brown dial against that patina, and nice combo with the weathered, leather strap.
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    Thank you amigo. Copy that on your watch case. Sure looks good. Thanks for the info.

    Be well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tym2relax View Post
    Same wrist size. Here's a 42mm

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    thx tym2relax! How do you like the 42mm fitment, and do you ever wish you went w/ a 40? I'm leaning to the 40....
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    Quote Originally Posted by italy7 View Post
    thx tym2relax! How do you like the 42mm fitment, and do you ever wish you went w/ a 40? I'm leaning to the 40....
    I really like the 42mm and would not want to go smaller. While the 40mm may have a more manageable lug to lug, the smaller dial and 20mm lugs would be too small imo.
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    Re: helson shark diver - show us yours

    My question goes to Helson owners with leather strap;

    How thick is the strap you are using?

    I have tried bunch of straps, it just did not look okay, like something was wrong about it.

    Or maybe bracelet is too awesome.

    But I wanna use leather on a diver - wish all my problems were that easy tho.

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    Re: helson shark diver - show us yours

    Quote Originally Posted by Tym2relax View Post
    I really like the 42mm and would not want to go smaller. While the 40mm may have a more manageable lug to lug, the smaller dial and 20mm lugs would be too small imo.
    Indeed the 20mm bracelet on the 40 is holding me back! haha

    If you get a free moment or two, would you be so kind to take a pic straight over dial (face up) at an arm's distance?
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    Here's mine.


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