I am relatively new to watch collecting but for the life of me I cannot see what the rage is all about in Bronze. It seems everyone is racing to get a bronze model to market, led by the micro brands. IMHO the bronze look is not at all appealing and then add patina, wow not in the least bit attractive to me. Maybe in some circles (salvage divers maybe) this is a good look but everywhere else??? Don't get me wrong, I am not judging those who have a bronze watch but would help me with this is a better to understand the appeal.
- Is there some historical significance to a bronze watch?
- Is this trend more fashion based or is there a spike in salvage diving profession <= just kidding?
- Is there a technical reason that bronze makes for a better case material than SS when it comes to high corrosion environments (like salt water)?
Sorry for my ignorance but maybe this would appeal to me more if I know what was driving this.