First dunking!

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First dunking!

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I have had a C60 bronze for a good while now, and, until yesterday it had never got wet.
So, I was on my RIB just putting the cover back on at the end of the day, reached out too far and rolled off the side into the river! No lifejacket on,,, doh!
Fortunately, I tie up alongside my other boat and the river was only chest deep, so no real problem. Bit chilly though.
The watch didn't miss a beat, is still running today.
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Glad you and the watch are ok. :D
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This is why I avoid boats if at all possible. Chronic seasickness doesn't help either :lol:

I'm glad that you and the watch both survived. Will you give us a report on both your and the watches' patination?
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Hmm, patina.
The watch emerged unchanged as it already has a nice natural patina. In fact it was pretty much unfazed by the whole experience.
As for my patination, well that's a different story.
I emerged covered in silt from the river bed, water streaming off me, what's left of my hair plastered Down.
I had a good laugh at myself!
Not a good sight!
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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

It is good that you emerged safe and well, though I would have been surprised to hear that a 600 m swimming watch might be in anyway scathed by a brief sojourn in the watery arms of Achelous.
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Ian Mc wrote: Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:57 pm Hmm, patina.
The watch emerged unchanged as it already has a nice natural patina. In fact it was pretty much unfazed by the whole experience.
As for my patination, well that's a different story.
I emerged covered in silt from the river bed, water streaming off me, what's left of my hair plastered Down.
I had a good laugh at myself!
Not a good sight!
Oh pic’s please :lol: :lol:
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kiter65 wrote: Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:50 pm
Ian Mc wrote: Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:57 pm Hmm, patina.
The watch emerged unchanged as it already has a nice natural patina. In fact it was pretty much unfazed by the whole experience.
As for my patination, well that's a different story.
I emerged covered in silt from the river bed, water streaming off me, what's left of my hair plastered Down.
I had a good laugh at myself!
Not a good sight!
Oh pic’s please :lol: :lol:
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I hope someone saw that. It’s a shame when that kind of accident goes unnoticed. :lol:
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Oh dear! It'll give it some natural river water patina.
I tend to baby my watches, even the 600m plus diving beasties. However with my bronze it truly is a beater, I have no worries if I bash it it regularly get it wet. Even if it's only while washing the dishes.