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With my two other CW bronzes I noticed the patina developing quite quickly. I live close to the ocean so maybe that is a factor. The real accelerator in my experience was taking it swimming in the ocean (Hawaii) however it seems the patina development has stopped, I cannot see any change in the last 6 months.
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Would it be true to say that the patination of the bronze is actually corrosion and, once there is a certain amount of corrosion on the surface, external influences i.e. the atmosphere, can't get at the bronze underneath to create more corrosion?

Ergo, the patination process slows down / stops at a certain point in time.

Just a random thought (which is probably wrong).

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:50 pm Would it be true to say that the patination of the bronze is actually corrosion and, once there is a certain amount of corrosion on the surface, external influences i.e. the atmosphere, can't get at the bronze underneath to create more corrosion?

Ergo, the patination process slows down / stops at a certain point in time.

Just a random thought (which is probably wrong).

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I have no specific knowledge on corrosion rates but what you say sounds reasonable to me. It seems the patination has stopped on my C60 Pro 600. Or slowed to a point that I cannot see any change.
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The patina, or corrosion (as such) acts as a protective layer once formed; at a certain point no further patination develops. It’s why brass and bronze were historically chosen for marine use, iron or steel keep corroding regardless of the surface layer’s state.
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Mine arrive yesterday. Naturally the postal notice arrived while I not at home so I hung around the postal office until it arrived (about 30 minutes). AND I did not have to pay any import duties or taxes. On top of the 15% off that's the cherry on top.

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Santa was clearly watching over you. :santagrin:

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Lawrence wrote: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 pm Mine arrive yesterday. Naturally the postal notice arrived while I not at home so I hung around the postal office until it arrived (about 30 minutes). AND I did not have to pay any import duties or taxes. On top of the 15% off that's the cherry on top.
15% off, UK VAT free, no import duties or taxes, and our crappy GBP weak currency....they were virtually giving it away :lol:

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I still keep coming back this watch. All the pictures look great and the white text issue doesn't really bother me.
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A darn fine looking watch..wish like heck it was 38-40mm in size...oh,well
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Trying to keep this off my want list but struggling
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Red text Ombre showing on the CW home page. :problem:

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Love this watch. During my watch search I came across CW and have been smitten with them since. The week of Thanksgiving in the US I pre-ordered this watch and waited. Unfortunately, I needed the watch mid January and never got a ship notice. When I contacted CW it was being held up by customs to the UK. I had been told previously it would ship from Switzerland direct due to the serial number I had ordered so unsure what really happened. Anyway I cancelled my order and still regret that decision. I had planned on giving this to my son in January.
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The one Chris was wearing at the GTG had red text on the dial. It looked good. :shock:
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pdjmwj wrote: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:19 pm Love this watch. During my watch search I came across CW and have been smitten with them since. The week of Thanksgiving in the US I pre-ordered this watch and waited. Unfortunately, I needed the watch mid January and never got a ship notice. When I contacted CW it was being held up by customs to the UK. I had been told previously it would ship from Switzerland direct due to the serial number I had ordered so unsure what really happened. Anyway I cancelled my order and still regret that decision. I had planned on giving this to my son in January.
I would reconsider, it is a really fantastic watch, love my one.
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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

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Out of interest.... I know this is an old thread but I can't find a reference for this variant in the archives.

Mk 2 with the curvaceous hour hand.
Am I missing something?
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