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    Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    Hi

    I write this from a relative position of ignorance, but having read about the subject, and experienced similar issues with other metals.

    What happens to the WR of the watch when the patina grows under the caseback and crystal seals? Or under the crown and stem.

    I know when steel or iron rusts “patinas” the corrosion will creep along and under seals. Same with aluminium.

    If you can get to the corrosion (patina) then you can treat it. But if you cannot then it’s much more difficult. If not impossible. If it’s in the small gaps in a watch what to do?

    And does anyone worry about “bronze disease “?

    How about crystalline wax? Anyone use that on their watches to manage corrosion (patina)?

    Clearly there must be an answer to this as ships have brass and bronze fittings, and I have never seen anyone complain in here about a compromised bronze watch.

    If such a thing was even remotely common we would know on this forum surely given the general level of complaining :)

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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    I haven't heard of any patina corrosion issues with watches. Honestly, I think bronze is a passing fad. So 2019s :)
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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    If the watch is serviced every 5-7 years, the seals and patina should be kept at bay of the watchmaker is cleaning the cases properly. The type of rust on bronze doesn't progress as fast as iron, for example.


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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    I think bronze watches are great for beater watches. If they are going to oxidize, then people shouldn't care about getting dents and scratches in them either.
    Obris Morgan comes to mind.
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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    IMHO don't spend big bucks (your metric) on a bronze.

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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    All case materials have good and bad points so don't over-think it. If you like the patinated look then just get a bronze case watch and let it patinate naturally. The CW diver is really eye catching.
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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    If I were to rank case materials, I'd probably put bronze in third place.

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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    Patina = damage. I don’t do bronze


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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    Bronze is an acquired taste. Like Broccolli.
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    Re: Bronze watches, super bad idea no?

    Quote Originally Posted by pickle puss View Post
    Bronze is an acquired taste. Like Broccolli.
    Bruv broccoli is legit delicious


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