Do you like bronze watches?

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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by watchaholic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:31 pm

Apologies for the previous older pics. Recently lost a bit of lume from the hour hand, which prompted me to have it serviced. IMHO don't think it detracts that much from it overall. I did consider having my watchmaker remove the remaining lume from both hands and going with a syringe style but that seemed a bit drastic. What do you think? May very well end up that way anyway. On to the strap. The little bit of research I have been able to find suggests this spring steel affair was used so it could be worn on top of the sleeve of an overcoat during the war. It appears it would not hold the watch very securely when disassembled, but the pressure exerted on the springbars when the bracelet is expanded keeps things nice and snug. Thanks for the interest.
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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by 0uatiOW » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 am

^ Very interesting strap design thanks. The overall certainly reveals a war time era and one often reads about officers buying their own watches because they weren’t satisfied by the ones issued by the Military, but a JLC really?

Personally, I would not replace or re-lume the hands. One of the marvels of vintage is the ability to transport the wearer to another time. Enjoy it as it is. It’s ~80 years old and has earned the right to be left with its original parts.

Edit: the lume is very likely to be radium, so you may struggle to find a watchmaker willing to open it up, which helps with the decision to leave it be.
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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by Gasman » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:50 am

Bungle-ator wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:20 pm
TigerChris wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:17 pm
I do like the look of some of the bronze watches but haven't took the plunge yet and bought one. My favourite is the IWC Spitfire Chronograph, but I'm not about to drop the best part of 6 grand on one anytime soon. I'm with johnnysharp2 though on straps. The trend is to stick them on brown or distressed leather which I don't think does them any favours at all. The IWC on olive canvas would look fantastic I reckon.

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I avoided brown (albeit it's distressed as you say) as I tend to match/contrast the dial with the strap rather than the case. Whilst it goes great with the watch it's a little flamboyant for some with how the light catches it.
I don't think I could ever own two bronze watches, they're a bit too niche for me to feel like another one would be a change of look.

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I do like this watch also on a blue strap. What is the model of the watch please?

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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by TigerChris » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:59 am

Gasman wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:50 am
Bungle-ator wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:20 pm
TigerChris wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:17 pm
I do like the look of some of the bronze watches but haven't took the plunge yet and bought one. My favourite is the IWC Spitfire Chronograph, but I'm not about to drop the best part of 6 grand on one anytime soon. I'm with johnnysharp2 though on straps. The trend is to stick them on brown or distressed leather which I don't think does them any favours at all. The IWC on olive canvas would look fantastic I reckon.

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I avoided brown (albeit it's distressed as you say) as I tend to match/contrast the dial with the strap rather than the case. Whilst it goes great with the watch it's a little flamboyant for some with how the light catches it.
I don't think I could ever own two bronze watches, they're a bit too niche for me to feel like another one would be a change of look.

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I do like this watch also on a blue strap. What is the model of the watch please?
That’s the C65 Trident Bronze SH21 Limited Edition. It was a hand wound

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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by Bungle-ator » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:34 am

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I do like this watch also on a blue strap. What is the model of the watch please?
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As Tigerchris said. Was a limited edition of 150 and it finally disappeared from their site a few months ago. I'm waiting on mine coming back from repair with a loose plan of keeping a core two watches with an as yet unbought Explorer. I really don't know how I'm going to feel about it when it comes back though as it's been away for over 16 weeks already.

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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by Gasman » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:40 am

Wow 16 weeks, what was wrong with it? Did it need a complete rebuild?

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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by watchaholic » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:52 am

:explode: 16 weeks to repair a new watch. So sad.
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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by Bungle-ator » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:00 am

Gasman wrote:
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Wow 16 weeks, what was wrong with it? Did it need a complete rebuild?
I dropped it from waist height for starters.

I don't have a clue what's needing done to it as they've never bothered to tell me :lol:

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Re: Do you like bronze watches?

Post by watchaholic » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:43 pm

Bungle-ator wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:00 am
Gasman wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:40 am
Wow 16 weeks, what was wrong with it? Did it need a complete rebuild?
I dropped it from waist height for starters.

I don't have a clue what's needing done to it as they've never bothered to tell me :lol:
My bad for jumping to the conclusion it was another DOA. :oops: A little communication at this point would be nice.
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