Aquitaine Bronze Patina

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Aquitaine Bronze Patina

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Just watched this video of this TWO WEEK old CW bronze blue dial Aquitaine. Am I the only one who thinks this is an awful lot of patina after two weeks? Something about the alloy CW uses just doesn't seem to age gracefully. Maybe they need to add more aluminum like Tudor does. I've seen some CW models with prominent green patches as well. I'm all for bronze patina but this video gives me pause. Wondering how this will look six months down the road if it's like this already?



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That’s interesting. My reservation with any bronze watch has been the unknown nature of the patination. I think this color combo, the bronze with this rich blue, is just stunning, but those pics don’t look all that appealing. I wonder if this patination after just two weeks has been forced?

On a related note, if I were one to frequent the Aegean and eastern Med for vacation with any frequency, this is the watch I’d want in my wrist. Bronze and that rich blue just scream Aegean Sea to me!
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I wonder if this pagination after just two weeks has been forced?
The patina looks forced to me, it seems too even to be otherwise. I have a bronze watch and some bits (between the lugs) are green from exposure to salt water, others are quite shiny where they get rubbed by clothing and handling.
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The patina does seem to be more pronounced but the thing that kills me is the mismatch of the colors - they use cream colored indices and date wheel with stark white twin flag logo and text. My OCD brain could perhaps get over the bronze but not that!
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jkbarnes wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:43 pm On a related note, if I were one to frequent the Aegean and eastern Med for vacation with any frequency, this is the watch I’d want in my wrist. Bronze and that rich blue just scream Aegean Sea to me!
Well as you know, Andrew the Ionian/Aegean/Eastern Med/Levant is very much my stamping ground, and I can assure you that one of those would not get within a country mile of my wrist! The bronze can stay on statues, figurines and Olympic medals. 8)
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:53 pm Well as you know, Andrew the Ionian/Aegean/Eastern Med/Levant is very much my stamping ground, and I can assure you that one of those would not get within a country mile of my wrist! The bronze can stay on statues, figurines and Olympic medals. 8)
I was thinking of you as I wrote that! And I chuckled to myself for exactly what you expressed. :lol:
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^^^ You’re a bad man! :lol:
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If the Aquitaine uses the same bronze alloy as the C60, then this is definitely a forced patina. My C60 took 3+ months before any real patina developed, and after 2 years I don't know if it has as much patina as this Aquitaine.
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Please take into account the individuals skin chemistry & sweat; some people have quite acidic sweat.

We all don't have the same skin chemistry so results will vary let alone the make up of the bronze which I presume will vary slightly from batch to batch.

My bronze watches, all but one from CWL, developed patina differently.
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