Ombré - Ageing nicely

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Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by downer » Sat May 04, 2019 1:55 pm

I posted a picture of my Ombré on another forum yesterday, and it reminded me how bright the bronze was when new.

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Almost exactly six months later, I set out to recreate the picture:

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The watch has been worn quite a bit, although not even close to every day. I definitely prefer the darkened case, and I guess it will continue to change for a while longer.
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat May 04, 2019 3:45 pm

Not my CoT as you know (bronze, I mean), but it is coming on well, as you say.
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by welshlad » Sat May 04, 2019 4:09 pm

It looks mighty fine!
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by Hollis Brown » Sat May 04, 2019 4:18 pm

Is it the original strap?

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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by downer » Sat May 04, 2019 4:40 pm

Hollis Brown wrote:
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Is it the original strap?
No, it's on a Geckota that I got in a sale. :D
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by MiniMpi » Sat May 04, 2019 6:43 pm

Nice to see how it has aged Richard.
I am completely in love with my one and even though it gets very light use, about ever two weeks or so for a day or so, it has darkened nicely.
I am not 100% happy with the aged strap as it has lighted a lot close to the buckle end.
I may get the brown vintage oak strap for it as the darker strap will suit the patina now.
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by TigerChris » Sat May 04, 2019 6:51 pm

^^ Only my personal opinion, Ferg, but I don’t think brown straps do the watch justice. Black to Match the bezel would look better I reckon. I’ve always preferred the pics of the Ombré on the black canvas - the new black hybrid strap could be a good fit?

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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat May 04, 2019 6:54 pm

Looking good Richard.

How has the progress of the patination been?

Has it been steady and linear or quick to start with, tailing off recently?

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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by downer » Sat May 04, 2019 7:03 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Looking good Richard.

How has the progress of the patination been?

Has it been steady and linear or quick to start with, tailing off recently?

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Pretty steady, I think - although I've not been studying it. :D
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by downer » Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 pm

MiniMpi wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Nice to see how it has aged Richard.
I am completely in love with my one and even though it gets very light use, about ever two weeks or so for a day or so, it has darkened nicely.
I am not 100% happy with the aged strap as it has lighted a lot close to the buckle end.
I may get the brown vintage oak strap for it as the darker strap will suit the patina now.
I agree, Ferg. The aged strap is not great.
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat May 04, 2019 7:13 pm

The aged / distressed strap needs treating with some leather conditioner e.g. Gliptone, to feed and stabilise it, and prevent the top layer from flaking off.

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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by MiniMpi » Sat May 04, 2019 7:48 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:51 pm
^^ Only my personal opinion, Ferg, but I don’t think brown straps do the watch justice. Black to Match the bezel would look better I reckon. I’ve always preferred the pics of the Ombré on the black canvas - the new black hybrid strap could be a good fit?
I have a black vintage oak strap from a recent purchase so I may try that on on it Chris :thumbup:
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Re: Ombré - Ageing nicely

Post by 0uatiOW » Sat May 04, 2019 8:40 pm

That Ombré looks fantastic. I think the black bezel suits it really well, much more than the all bronze bezel which comes on the bronze C60, and is prone to getting a little too dark - in my case, far darker than the case itself,
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