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    Question bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    Fairly simple question, but I need y'alls help - I'm drawing a blank.

    What bronze watches are out there that aren't oversized thick monsters? (Specifically.. 42mm diameter, 12mm thickness max). Anyone know of anything bronze-y that would fit this (rather generous) spec?
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    Re: bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    Not very helpful I know but I recently tried on the Carl Brashear (42mmx16, 41mm lugs as well). Wears bigger than 42mm I'd say. Nice watch though, the case back is steel and looks out of place, why would they do such a thing I realise now that bronze stains so SS is preferable. I suppose you could cross it off the list.
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    Oris Carl Brashear. It is a Limited Edition but you find them in Chrono 24.
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    Re: bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex De Large View Post
    Not very helpful I know but I recently tried on the Carl Brashear (42mmx16, 41mm lugs as well). Wears bigger than 42mm I'd say. Nice watch though, the case back is steel and looks out of place, why would they do such a thing I realise now that bronze stains so SS is preferable. I suppose you could cross it off the list.
    Most bronze cased watches (if not all) have stainless steel case backs. Bronze can cause skin irritation and allergies, that is why. Plus, if they had bronze backs, the user would have a blue stain in the wrist every time the watch is used. I have a Carl Brashear and it fits the OP criteria, the watch case is quite thin, most of the thickness is the domed cristal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hector67 View Post
    Most bronze cased watches (if not all) have stainless steel case backs. Bronze can cause skin irritation and allergies, that is why. Plus, if they had bronze backs, the user would have a blue stain in the wrist every time the watch is used. I have a Carl Brashear and it fits the OP criteria, the watch case is quite thin, most of the thickness is the domed cristal.
    I think it is an attractive watch but wears bigger. Mind you trying on in the AD it was still covered in plastic to stop any reaction with the environment. Yours looks great, the other thing I felt with bronze watches was that I would not wear it very often due to its colour and fit, I can tell you that I have many I don't wear already.
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    Re: bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    Diver, or something else?

    For non-diver, the Archimede bronze cased pilot watch (2824) and deck watch (6498) come to mind, and they're both 42mm, ~10mm thick.

    Edit: Oh, there's also the Hentschel Hamburg propeller bronze watches (all marine watch styled), which are all sub-10mm as well, IIRC.
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    Re: bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iandk View Post
    Diver, or something else?

    For non-diver, the Archimede bronze cased pilot watch (2824) and deck watch (6498) come to mind, and they're both 42mm, ~10mm thick.
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    The bronze pilot is also available in 39mm.

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    Re: bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iandk View Post
    Diver, or something else?

    For non-diver, the Archimede bronze cased pilot watch (2824) and deck watch (6498) come to mind, and they're both 42mm, ~10mm thick.

    Edit: Oh, there's also the Hentschel Hamburg propeller bronze watches (all marine watch styled), which are all sub-10mm as well, IIRC.
    The deck watch is 42. The pilot is available in 39 and 42. Thickness (on the 39) is listed at 9.9 mm. It wears very nicely for me, and I definitely prefer slim watches.

    The Hentschel looks gorgeous, but we are talking a different price tier, unfortunately.
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    Re: bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    The Hentschel looks gorgeous, but we are talking a different price tier, unfortunately.
    Oops. I was meaning to type something about the big price difference, but somehow it got missed in the editing. Sorry!

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    Re: bronze-cased watches within/under 12mm thick?

    I guess I would be looking more towards a sports/casual (not mandatory to be a diver, but feels like there's so little variety, that only divers/pilots exist :/ ). Not really into pilots (or deckwatches, as steinhart/archimede understands the term)...

    Oris65 is interesting. The pictures with it patina'd slightly higher up - is that natural patina, or forced? Idk if I like the way it's gone green (don't mind the various shades of brown and/or gray). Do all bronze watches actually get green spots like that?
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