C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

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C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by RKid » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:55 pm

This is my latest purchase before and after forcing a patina. According to my wife I ruined the watch. What do you think? :wink:
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:18 pm

Welcome to the forum. :wave:

Its simple with two rules;-

Rule 1;- One's wife is always correct.

Rule 2;- If one's wife is wrong; Rule 1 applies.

Good luck. :thumbup:

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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by jkbarnes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 pm

I like the patina!
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:39 pm

jkbarnes wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 pm
I like the patina!
Sorry Andrew; apart from the matter of the patina matching the blue strap, I'm with RKid's wife on this one; its ghastly.

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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by scooter » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:19 pm

I think that your wife has a valid point since you asked.

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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Lavaine » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:53 pm

I think you went too far with the focred patination, but it doesn't matter for 2 reasons:
1. It's your watch. If you like it, that's what matters (spousal opinion not withstanding).
2. It's bronze. If you change your mind, you can return it to it's original condition with relative ease.
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by jtc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:19 pm

Would look cool worn with a wetsuit. Not so much with jeans and a shirt :lol:
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by RKid » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:00 am

Thanks for your opinions.
I've never done this before, it is my first bronze watch. Outcome really surpassed my expectations, but I like it a lot. I used ammonia and salt.
It is something new that you can do more with your watch than just to change the strap :-)

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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by A1soknownas » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:21 am

It is amazing how much the bronze can change! Well done for your efforts. It would be interesting to see how well it could clean back up to the original state.

A great contrast to the usual relationship many have with their watches fearing getting a ding and a scratch to ruin a perfect timepiece.

If only it was the GMT version too as I feel that the almost light blue of the patina would perfectly match the GMT hand!

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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Paul Drawmer » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:21 am

I think that's awful. Good job it's reversible.
I wear a bronze watch as a daily and have done since February 2018. I have removed one spot of verdigris that developed over a year ago. Since then, I just wear it.
The best bit about it is that it doesn't have to be pristine, the odd dink or scratch doesn't really matter. Which is why it gets worn all the time.

This was taken about a year ago, but it looks the same now.
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by H0rati0 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 am

I am following these bronze experiences with interest as I do like the look of the metal but don't like the corrosion - let's face it, that is what it is. OTOH cleaning one's watch (of whatever material) is mandatory once in a while so maybe I can find a place for a bronze, because as Paul says it does look to suit daily wear very well and the CW blue/bronze is gorgeous.
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Danbailey007 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:58 am

I agree with Paul and a few others, doesn't look great to me. I've had mine just over a year and let it patinate naturally as it was my daily wearer until new watches came along! It now looks pretty similar to Paul's which I think is great.

Always tempted to take it back to original state but happy as it is.
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Thegreyman » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:05 pm

Wow, it's definitely a different look. I think I prefer it unpatinated but you should wear it how you like.
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:01 pm

Personally I wouldn’t. But then, I don’t like bronze watches anyway, so ignore me. It’s your watch and your look.

The whole bronze thing is a too bit steampunk for me.
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Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

Post by Bungle-ator » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:29 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Personally I wouldn’t. But then, I don’t like bronze watches anyway, so ignore me. It’s your watch and your look.

The whole bronze thing is a too bit steampunk for me.
Possibly with some watches but not all. Certainly not the C65.

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