Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Panerai LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC - 47MM (PAM00382)
Panerai LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC - 47MM (PAM00382)

Bronze upholstery ages and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Some times it might be a little extreme as this picture of that Panerai shows us. Send me your pictures of your bronze watch and share the patina with us.

 

This is a picture of a Panerai LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC – 47MM (PAM00382) in a bronze case I found on Instagram.

I reposted the watch on my Instagram account and in less than 24 hours more than 1000 people liked what they saw and added several comments.

 

Panerai LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC - 47MM (PAM00382) on Instagram
Panerai LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC – 47MM (PAM00382) on my Instagram account.

 

Panerai LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC - 47MM (PAM00382)
Panerai LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC – 47MM (PAM00382)

 

So this Panerai might be a little extreme, but I assume many of you own a bronze watch and its look might have changed since the beginning when you started wearing it.

I proudly own the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition and its bronze case has begun to chance surface color.

 

Oris Carl Brashear – a limited Edition of 2,000 pieces in bronze

 

I am curious now and I want to see your bronze cases!

 

Please send me a picture of your bronze watch and tell me what I shall post as a comment. If you wish to stay anonymous, no problem, I guarantee you that I will only post the picture and “forget” the rest.

The objective of our small exercise is to get as many as possible different pictures showing bronze watches aging…

Please send your pictures to this email address: alexander@watch-insider.com and let me know exactly what you wish to be added to your picture… Nothing or e.g. your name, where you live, when you bought the watch, etc. etc. …

I will award a nice little prize for the best picture sent to me!

Who will be first?

 

And here they come the first watches…

 

From a reader in Germany this is the Steinhart Flieger 47 mm. The watch belongs to Raimund. He wrote me that he accelerated the aging process by putting the watch together with a boiled and mashed egg into a plastic bag. “I simply did not want to wait so long”, Raimund told me ..

 

Steinhart Flieger 47 mm
Steinhart Flieger 47 mm

 

Steinhart Flieger 47 mm
Steinhart Flieger 47 mm

 

Steinhart Flieger 47 mm
Steinhart Flieger 47 mm

 

The second watch, the IWC Aquatimer Charles Darwin, comes from Gianmarco in Italy. This is what he wrote me: “I’ve had this almost 2 years now and whilst the pictures may not show much change, it has gone from being a shiny yellow/gold colour to a nice subtle dark brown. There are some areas around the bezel that are darker, almost black in colour but I love it and look forward to more changes through time.”

 

IWC Aquatimer Charles Darwin
IWC Aquatimer Charles Darwin

 

Here is my Anonimo, 6 years old, part of my collection bought in Zagreb, Croatia. Model Polluce, Magnum 55 get patina very well. Predecessor of new Bronze Age. Now at summer holiday in Istria, Croatia getting more patina at Adriatic sea
regards, 
igor

 

Anonimo Polluce 155 Magnum
Anonimo Polluce 55 Magnum

 

This is a picture from Brian showing his Oris Carl Brashear …

 

Oris Carl Brashear belonging to Brian
Oris Carl Brashear belonging to Brian

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

  • Acutally, the only watch I’d be interested in is the Panerai. But the appeal go a little bit lost since so many other brands have no bronze cases, I must admit. Still very interesting to see the changes to the material – thank you for sharing.

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