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    Bronze Patina

    OK, now I'm looking for advice. I like to keep my watches cleaned up, but I have seen some of the nice patina patterns on other members bronze watches that look fantastic. I've held off from any polishing since the beginning of the year and the the patina only seems to be spotty at best and concentrated on or near the case back. How do others get these great patterns?
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    Re: Bronze Patina

    Over time it eventually evens out....It makes sense that it is getting patina towards the case back since your skin is in constant contact (Sweat, skin ph value all seem to aid in patina)...My Magnum was the same and now my Zenton bronze is also doing the same...Patina towards the case back and below the crown first. I wore my Magnum everyday for about 6 months and the patina was almost all uniform (Ocean swimming, running etc all helped)....Just be patient and expose it to the elements as much as possible and you'll get there.

    If you are not patient then you can always go the boiled egg in a bag treatment route....but that takes the fun out of it ;)

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    Laughing Re: Bronze Patina

    Quote Originally Posted by samanator View Post
    OK, now I'm looking for advice. I like to keep my watches cleaned up, but I have seen some of the nice patina patterns on other members bronze watches that look fantastic. I've held off from any polishing since the beginning of the year and the the patina only seems to be spotty at best and concentrated on or near the case back. How do others get these great patterns?
    Speaking as a sculptor who uses bronze, you have two options...1 is to create patination by chemical means, that is applying different liquid solutions and getting a range of different effects and colours.
    or my preferred option would be, is to handle the watch as much as you can. Take it off your wrist and while you are watching TV or waiting for a bus, hold it, and rub it with your fingers, you will find that the warmth of handling combined with the oils in your fingers and hands will begin to accellerate the patination and also even out the colouration. plus it is a nice way to 'bond' with your watch!

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    Re: Bronze Patina

    How often do you wear it Michael?
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    Re: Bronze Patina

    "...or waiting for a bus, hold it, and rub it with your fingers, you will find that the warmth of handling ..."

    You'll also be guaranteed a seat by yourself...

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    Re: Bronze Patina

    Quote Originally Posted by Satansfist View Post
    "...or waiting for a bus, hold it, and rub it with your fingers, you will find that the warmth of handling ..."

    You'll also be guaranteed a seat by yourself...
    yeah, don't have it in your pocket when attempting the above...

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    I'm wondering if being mostly in AC here in south Florida has a limitation on this. I may try storing in the garage which is not controlled and may make this better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satansfist View Post
    "...or waiting for a bus, hold it, and rub it with your fingers, you will find that the warmth of handling ..."

    You'll also be guaranteed a seat by yourself...
    Ha! Ha!!

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