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Just thought i'd see if anyone cared to share their patina'd old time pieces! 

Heres mine to start it off - a 1936 Longines!

 

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5 minutes ago, dapper said:

The lovely old Prima:

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Great bit of pock-marking on the case!!

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Patina is just dirt in many cases. 

My Zenith alarm table clock (made in ca 1930) before and after cleaning

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This, the patina is as a result of the edge peeking out of the left cuff.

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3 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

This, the patina is as a result of the edge peeking out of the left cuff.

So now you're wearing it on the right in an attempt to even it up?

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1 minute ago, rhaythorne said:

So now you're wearing it on the right in an attempt to even it up?

Its previous owner wore it on the left. :yes:

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Patina you say...?

 

1953 TISSOT Bumper.

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Cleaned, serviced & keeping good time.

Although I'm an advocate of keeping items original :yes: however, have been looking for a 'genuine' period replacement dial for this one for quite some time...it deserves one, IMO!

 

Moi...

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Cleaned & serviced...?

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12 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Its previous owner wore it on the left. :yes:

Maybe that's why @mach 0.0013137 wears a watch on each wrist and changes them three times a day.  They get an even tan! :laugh:

I don't have too many vintage watches with a graceful patina, but some with serious radium burn

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2 minutes ago, rhaythorne said:

Maybe that's why @mach 0.0013137 wears a watch on each wrist and changes them three times a day.  They get an even tan! :laugh:

I don't have too many vintage watches with a graceful patina, but some with serious radium burn

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Yes I do like impressive radioactive decay! :crazy5vh:

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2 hours ago, probep said:

Patina is just dirt in many cases. 

My Zenith alarm table clock (made in ca 1930) before and after cleaning

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hi, what did you clean it with?  Whoever started cleaining this went a bit too far!  (between 1 and 3 on the tachy scale)

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2 hours ago, Jet Jetski said:

hi, what did you clean it with?  Whoever started cleaining this went a bit too far!  (between 1 and 3 on the tachy scale)

I used warm soapy water and a small piece of cotton wool. :)

 

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I toned down the 'patination' on this as much as possible, I would have liked it to be better than I managed........

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but well I did have fairly low starting point:(........

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8 hours ago, John_D said:

I toned down the 'patination' on this as much as possible, I would have liked it to be better than I managed........

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but well I did have fairly low starting point:(........

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That's a great job, I did not know black lume could be restored.

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25 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

That's a great job, I did not know black lume could be restored.

I cheated and fitted a pair of new OEM SKX009 hands, (and bezel insert from the same source, so replacement parts are at least genuine Seiko) only the seconds hand is original......

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I thought i'd dropped lucky with this Tissot for £25 from St Lukes, Truth is that it only runs correctly for around two hours then stops!!, Love the wabi though as i'm scared to death with new or 'As new' watches because i'm such a clumsy sod! :bash:

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John :thumbsup:

 

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