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Re: New Stainless and bronze Ombre's added to website

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:46 pm

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I think they look great but does anyone have any feedback on the durability of the distressed leather straps? I’ve been a little concerned that they’d wear faster than regular ones.
It's a fair question. The watch is a fairly recent model so there may not many people who have worn theirs long enough to know for sure. I'll wear mine in rotation so the strap should be spared a lot of punishment. Of course CW may stock replacements for a while and there is also the option of an aftermarket strap too.
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Re: New Stainless and bronze Ombre's added to website

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:53 pm

KJ Miller wrote:I think they look great but does anyone have any feedback on the durability of the distressed leather straps? I’ve been a little concerned that they’d wear faster than regular ones.
I have a CW distressed strap and found that the top layer, of colour, started to flake off; a result of the distressing process that leaves the leather very dry.

Simple solution was to treat it with some leather conditioner, I used Gliptone, which feeds the leather and has stabilised the top surface.

Next time, I will treat the leather as soon as I get the strap.

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Re: New Stainless and bronze Ombre's added to website

Post by Viognier » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:38 pm

Thegreyman wrote:
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Well I’ve said a few times how much I like the Ombré so time to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak
A couple of further (positive) thoughts to add.

1. The legibility of the watch is excellent. I was sitting in my living room last night in fairly low light with only a couple of lamps on and it was easily readable, mainly due the the polished edges on the hands and indices.

2. Although being NN, the watch came with all protective covers on the bronze and looked absolutely untouched and new.

3. The packaging of the watch was very good and if it is more environmentally friendly then so much the better.
Congratulations Patrick and brilliant pick up NN as well! Your watch collection is absolutely top drawer with this and the POLM additions ( it was already fantastic and you took it up a couple of notches). Please share a mini review of the Ombré after a few weeks of wear in your rotation.....
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Re: New Stainless and bronze Ombre's added to website

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:13 pm

Viognier wrote:
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Congratulations Patrick and brilliant pick up NN as well! Your watch collection is absolutely top drawer with this and the POLM additions ( it was already fantastic and you took it up a couple of notches). Please share a mini review of the Ombré after a few weeks of wear in your rotation.....
Thanks Lance, yes I'll post a short review of the Ombre soon :thumbup:
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Re: New Stainless and bronze Ombre's added to website

Post by Viognier » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:20 pm

I believe @Ferg also had challenges with the distressing falling off the strap. My friend also ordered a C60 Ombré on the digressed strap and as an everyday wear has no distressing remaining. Do consider Guy’s suggestion of leather treatment for the strap to stabilize the look.
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Re: New Stainless and bronze Ombre's added to website

Post by KJ Miller » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:17 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:53 pm
KJ Miller wrote:I think they look great but does anyone have any feedback on the durability of the distressed leather straps? I’ve been a little concerned that they’d wear faster than regular ones.
I have a CW distressed strap and found that the top layer, of colour, started to flake off; a result of the distressing process that leaves the leather very dry.

Simple solution was to treat it with some leather conditioner, I used Gliptone, which feeds the leather and has stabilised the top surface.

Next time, I will treat the leather as soon as I get the strap.

Guy

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Thanks, great feedback

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