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    My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Hi guys

    Does anyone else suffer this addiction to bronze divers?

    Mine all started when Panerai brought out their Bronze submersible, I immedietly tried to get one where I live in the UK but had no chance with only a few coming in, and those all being snapped up by directors of the showrooms ( No doubt as investments soon to appear at 3x retail on the used scene)

    Giving up in the UK I tried Italy thinking I might have more chance where they were made, but found like the UK there were none available, so I gave up.

    However I started to look at other makes that offered bronze Divers, and ended up getting a Helson shark diver and an Ancon M26 Tank, both of which are great watches, finally today picking up my third a Marinez black dial at a Bargain £200 delivered today.

    Now personally I am not into blingy watches, I do not own a single gold watch preferring more understated stainless steel. So when my Helson and Ancon arrived looking like a bar of solid blingy plated gold I thought no way man, got to tone them babies down a bit.

    So I started looking at the forced Patina methods on the site, and thought as I normally have a tray of eggs in the fridge the good old bagged watch and egg was the way forward.

    I gave the Helson and the Ancon the treatment, and have just taken the Marenez out of the bag.

    All 3 watches have reacted differently, the Helson going a more muted darker Bronze, losing its fake gold look, and the Ancon a more reddish tone, which looks really nice.

    The Maranez has also gone a more Matt bronze with a certain amount of aged staining on the bezel, but still looking very cool, and defo a lot more than its £200 price tag (You gotta get one guys)

    As I was never into chemistry at school, I'm thinking the differing tones comes down to the makeup of the Bronze each manufacturer uses, but all 3 are looking great, and it has only stoked my addiction!

    If I can find one I fancy a Kazimon 1500, although they seem to have vanished without trace :((

    Here are the pics of the 3, hope you can see the subtle differences in tone, although pics do lie.

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    So so to all you Diver fans who Havnt tried a Bronze case I would say, don't cos you will end up addicted like me!!
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    Re: My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Yeah it's an addiction that we all seem to have ....BAD!!! And I don't see it stopping any time soon. lol



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    Re: My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Nice trio

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    Re: My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Congratulations on your great looking trio.
    They look fantastic with the patina, but the Maranez is Brass, right ?
    Enjoy those babies !

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    Re: My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Have look at the Prometheus Posiden prep order imaging a iwc aquatimer in bronze
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    Re: My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Great line up. Those look great! I really like the looks of the Ancon. My only bronze watch was a green Helberg CH6. I foolishly sold it and have missed it ever since.

    I actually ordered the blue brass Maranez on Friday and it's due to arrive tomorrow. At $299 I thought it was worth a shot even though I think it might be too big. I like that it has a sandwich dial and double domed acrylic crystal. Looking forward to seeing it in person.

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    NICE! I've actually never seen a bronze diver BUT I want one! Any suggestions for one sub-$500?
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    I'd have an addiction to em if I COULD AFFORD EM!!!!
    Waaay above my pay grade.

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    Re: My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Sweet trio! Some day......Some day.....

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    Re: My Bronze Diver addiction!!

    Quote Originally Posted by arogle1stus View Post
    I'd have an addiction to em if I COULD AFFORD EM!!!!
    Waaay above my pay grade.

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    The Maranez comes in at $299, bit of a deal no?
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