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    Question Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    So I'm toying with the idea of picking up a Laco Type B Pilot's watch. I was positive it was going to be a Laco Leipzig, which has a 42mm case in sandblasted steel. However, a seed was planted in an unrelated thread about a bronze watch, and it has borne fruit. I recently learned that the Laco Dortmund (which has a 45mm case) is available in bronze. The major problem--it's nearly double the price ($1100 versus $2250).

    Setting aside the size difference (which may not quite work for my wrist), is the bronze worth the premium? I quite like the idea of a patina developing over time, personalizing the watch in a way that even scratches can't, but that's a steep cost. I was curious as to others' experience with bronze and whether they would do it again if they could.
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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    That seem to be the case for more established brands but micros like zelos sell their bronze and SS, same model otherwise, at the same price.

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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    That is a tough call I would say yes but not double.

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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    I have had both stainless steel and bronze watch cases made and there was no difference in the price.

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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    Archimede has some bronze pilot watches.. I'll edit this with a photo..
    https://www.archimede-watches.com/wa...42-bronze.html
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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    Hmmm, based on the responses it sounds like the bronze edition is that much more expensive because it's a special edition
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    -Casio G-Shock DW-6900-1V
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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    I love bronze watches. +1 for Zelos, they make excellent watches.

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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/f...ug-bronze.html

    And these..

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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    https://zeloswatches.com/collections...19057759748185
    I had a bunch of time so I thought I would post these 3 sites with bronze pilot watches, I hope it helps..
    Also the Zelos is quite unique with the meteorite dial!

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    Re: Is Bronze Worth the Premium?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slm643 View Post
    https://zeloswatches.com/collections...19057759748185
    I had a bunch of time so I thought I would post these 3 sites with bronze pilot watches, I hope it helps..
    Also the Zelos is quite unique with the meteorite dial!

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    HAVE WANT GRAIL
    -Citizen Skyhawk A-T -Panerai Submersible 959 -Breguet 7147 (Enamel/Rose Gold)
    -Orient Sun & Moon v3 ​-Rado Original Automatic
    -Red Star One Hander -Reservoir Supercharged Classic
    -Casio G-Shock DW-6900-1V
    -Archimede Pilot Type B (Bronze)
    -Seagull M172S (Resurrected)

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