MK1 C60 forced patina bezel.

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MK1 C60 forced patina bezel.

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It's not going to be to everyone's taste but attached is my latest effort to force age the bezel insert for my C60 MK1. I'm chuffed with the results.
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Very nice (although the opposite of what I like to do with my watches). However, you seem to have lost something during the process! :)
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welshlad wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Very nice (although the opposite of what I like to do with my watches). However, you seem to have lost something during the process! :)
Haha, I have been investigating some clunky running since we're all house bound and discovered a broken jewel on the train wheel bridge so the remainder of the watch is in pieces at the moment.
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Nice work, how did you accomplish that effect?

For me I go in either of two directions - keep my watches prestige, immaculate and as good as new, or wear them, beat them and love every mark and blemish the pick up along the way. A bit of forced patina cal always help with the latter.

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Shouldn't you knock the lume pip out for authenticity?
There's always time for one more.
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I don't understand why you wanted to do this, but if you like it, that is all that matters.
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Jcalder68 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:11 am
Nice work, how did you accomplish that effect?

For me I go in either of two directions - keep my watches prestige, immaculate and as good as new, or wear them, beat them and love every mark and blemish the pick up along the way. A bit of forced patina cal always help with the latter.

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Was just some polishing papers to get it started then some household bleach to take the colour out of it.
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Paul Drawmer wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:06 am
Shouldn't you knock the lume pip out for authenticity?
I did file it back to give it an uneven appearance.
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Kip wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:20 pm
I don't understand why you wanted to do this, but if you like it, that is all that matters.
I either like my watches perfect or worn in looking and the bezel had some slight blemishes so it wasn't perfect anymore. I just wanted to push it to very well worn looking.
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To each to their own, but I like it. It really gives it a nice hard-use military look. Good job!
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MK1 C60 forced patina bezel.

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Gosh, I have a C6 that’s quite similar :wink:

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interesting. Cant work out if i like it or not. Never seen this done before. Have got a pic of the whole watch?
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