C60 Trident Ombre COSC

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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by Lawrence » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:23 pm

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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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » 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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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by Lawrence » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:49 pm

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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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by gaf1958 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:48 pm

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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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by Lawrence » 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.

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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:32 pm

Santa was clearly watching over you. :santagrin:

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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm

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:

Well done on getting a bargain and a great watch to boot.
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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by r1hjk » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:02 pm

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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Re: C60 Trident Ombre COSC

Post by Thunder1 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:04 pm

A darn fine looking watch..wish like heck it was 38-40mm in size...oh,well
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