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by Spartiate
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Bronze?
Replies: 242
Views: 34273

Re: C60 Bronze?

I say go for it! Bronze watches are hugely popular, develop a wonderful patina and it would make a worthy addition to the lineup. I would be amazed if it warranted a 300 quid markup over the standard though. I think that half that would be a reasonable premium. If it came in at 700-800 then I would...
by Spartiate
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bronze watch cases
Replies: 53
Views: 4339

Re: bronze watch cases

How do you like that Archimede Pilot 39? I love it. Build quality is great and, whilst the Stowa Flieger watches are perhaps just a little bit better in overall finish (the decorated movements employed by Stowa are probably the biggest noticeable difference) they're considerably more expensive than...
by Spartiate
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bronze watch cases
Replies: 53
Views: 4339

Re: bronze watch cases

Encouraging the patina to develop may be necessary (or at least desirable) if you don't happen to live near the sea or otherwise have any opportunity to naturally expose the watch to salty air or water as you go about your daily life. Yes, the patina does initially appear quite quickly but, if you ...
by Spartiate
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bronze watch cases
Replies: 53
Views: 4339

Re: bronze watch cases

There is a whole world out there of chaps forcing patina on watches, using everything from egs and vinegar, to ammonia and concentrated sulphur. Some of the results are truly terrifying. It must be said that the majority of these are homages/replicas of older/vintage classic watches (normally Paner...
by Spartiate
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bronze watch cases
Replies: 53
Views: 4339

Re: bronze watch cases

DISJT wrote:why would anyone want a watch that has the potential to look like this.....?

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I'm clearly missing something with the whole bronze watch lust.
That one looks like it has spent a considerable time on the bottom of the ocean!
by Spartiate
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bronze watch cases
Replies: 53
Views: 4339

Re: bronze watch cases

itsreallydarren wrote:Aevig makes a 38mm bronze watch.
https://aevig.com/shop/valkyr-bronze/

38mm x 48mm dimensions
Miyota 9015 movement

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Very interesting - I am not at all familiar with the brand but I'll have to do some research!
by Spartiate
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bronze watch cases
Replies: 53
Views: 4339

Re: bronze watch cases

UPDATE:

Okay, I spoke too soon... Archimede offers a bronze flieger with a 39 mm case.
by Spartiate
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bronze watch cases
Replies: 53
Views: 4339

bronze watch cases

Like many others, I'm excited about the C60 Trident bronze that is to be released sometime in November. What little information I have found on it so far though, is that it is only going to be available in 43 mm diameter case. That's probably not going to be a deal-breaker for me, but I wonder why e...
by Spartiate
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket
Replies: 96
Views: 419546

Re: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

I doubt photobucket will be around much longer at this rate. U suck photobucket. Uve sucked for years now. Bloody adverts. Crashing my phone when I'm trying to upload or download. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AHAIHXFjIqI/VByI2hZlFiI/AAAAAAAAaOE/hmHpzff_Vsg/s1600/****%2Byou.jpg Ha - that's awesome! Yea...
by Spartiate
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: watch rotation?
Replies: 34
Views: 1899

watch rotation?

Each morning I seem to stare at my little watch case and decide which watch I will wear that day. It is a completely gut-driven choice; I don't choose the watch the night before and leave it on the dresser because I very well may not feel like wearing that particular watch when I wake up the next mo...
by Spartiate
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: If you could only have 5 watches in your collection...
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: If you could only have 5 watches in your collection...

All interesting choices... but the idea of just having five watches is preposterous! :) So far I'm really enjoying my CW C60 Trident GMT 38 and recently acquired C60 Trident Vintage 38... at least one of them is a keeper, just don't know how I could decide which one. Guess I'll just keep both!
by Spartiate
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: If you could only have 5 watches in your collection...
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

If you could only have 5 watches in your collection...

Which ones would you pick?

I think mine would be:

- Rolex Submariner Date
- Rolex Explorer
- Breitling Transocean 1461
- Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
- Tudor Prince Date-Day
by Spartiate
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Trident C60 pro 600 with green bezel
Replies: 62
Views: 4701

Re: New Trident C60 pro 600 with green bezel

If they bring the green bezel/black (or is it dark blue?) dial, I'll buy it in a heartbeat!
by Spartiate
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Trident on Nato
Replies: 36
Views: 6816

Re: Vintage Trident on Nato

bobbubka wrote:
Spartiate wrote:I'm guessing that is the 43 mm Vintage? It definitely looks cool on the olive green NATO.
Lume at 3 = 43.


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I see what you mean. Good to know, thanks!
by Spartiate
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40 mm Trident?
Replies: 31
Views: 2042

Re: 40 mm Trident?

My sweet spot is 40 mm, but I can wear anything between 38 and 42 or maybe 43... as several people have pointed out, the shape of the lugs can make a big watch wear like a smaller one. My C60 Trident GMT is a 38, and when it is not on my wrist, it does look small, especially for a diver. However, it...