Never had a bronze watch....

Never had a bronze watch....

Postby foghorn » December 12th 2017, 5:48am

Until now. Looked at them a few times and finally went for it with a little help from an enabling pal. (the best kind for a WIS) Looking forward to seeing this develop a unique patina.



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It's not a dreaded integrated strap. Rather the solid endlink is part of the rubber strap and gives it the integrated look. Strap options are under consideration.


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It's one of those rubber straps the needs to be cut to size, but there is some leeway due to the fact that there are 4 micro-adjustment holes on each half of the clasp.


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The ever so slightly protruding screw is no longer ever so slightly protruding.


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Just a note or two:
I purchased this from Gnomon in Singapore and service was great. Shipped via DHL on Thursday and delivered on Monday. I have read some stuff about DHL that was a bit concerning but I had no problems. Tracking was current and when I called them Monday to ask about a delivery time they were extremely helpful.



Now that I'm pretty much retired I don't need no damn date!! Hell I almost don't even need the time.

I have about 5 more to sell and my eye on one more. Then I should be satisfied-for awhile.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby Wasp » December 12th 2017, 6:17am

Nice change up. I think that you will like it.

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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby Mark1 » December 12th 2017, 8:10am

Reasonably sized case unlike many of the toolish oversized chunky monkey bronze cases that are offered. Looks good on rubber and I think it would pair nicely with a black or light brown leather calf. Congratulations.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby MAX » December 12th 2017, 8:23am

That is one of the classiest bronze watches out there. Enjoy the hell out of it.

Ive been playing with brass and bronze watches for a while and find them to be a lot of fun.

Polished Brass, Bronze polished and starting natural patina and brass with about a year natural patina.
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The bronze has left traces of green on my wrist, none from the brass ones. If the Steinhart is coated to prevent this it will take a long time to patina.

I normally dont like brown straps but the seem to go the best with these.

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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby Racer-X » December 12th 2017, 8:27am

Torn on bronze with the patina thing but this is very nice.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby conjurer » December 12th 2017, 8:51am

That's a nice one, foggy! There are a few of the Steinies that give me boners.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby NorthCountry » December 12th 2017, 9:51am

I'm afraid I wouldn't live long enough to see the patina evolved. Fills me with great ennui. Otherwise, a fine watch Foggy.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby Rusty » December 12th 2017, 12:35pm

Yup! Congrats and enjoy.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby AntFarm » December 12th 2017, 2:41pm

That's a nice looking Steinhart. I'm a bit indifferent on bronze at least for myself. I'm sure it will look really nice once it ages in...
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby svaglic » December 12th 2017, 4:23pm

I like the shiny look. Are you going to let it age naturally? I never understood why people want to chemically breakdown their watch.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby biglove » December 12th 2017, 4:34pm

Steinhart makes a nice watch. One of the few bronze watches I have seen that is really appealing.

Hope you enjoy the hell out of it.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby Thunder1 » December 12th 2017, 5:04pm

My money is on Rusty as the 'enabler'..like the watch...am also considering something similar..
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby foghorn » December 12th 2017, 5:05pm

svaglic wrote:I like the shiny look. Are you going to let it age naturally? I never understood why people want to chemically breakdown their watch.




Naturally is the only way to go. To me the idea of "forcing patina" is sort of silly. I remember that on some knife forums guys would do all sorts of crazy stuff to make their new blades look old. Everything but actually use them.
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby foghorn » December 12th 2017, 5:05pm

Thunder1 wrote:My money is on Rusty as the 'enabler'..like the watch...am also considering something similar..



Nope-not this time!
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby Pubbie » December 12th 2017, 5:07pm

That... is a bloody good-looking watch.

I looked at a bronze Archimede a while back. Once upon a time, not so long ago, a surgical steel Archimede pilot was £350 - now the Bronze Age lump version is £900. Oh well!
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby smellody » December 12th 2017, 10:28pm

I like it. GLWS! DIBS
   
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Re: Never had a bronze watch....

Postby TemerityB » December 12th 2017, 11:07pm

Very late chiming in, but that's really freakin' sharp. I mean, wow, man. Rock solid from looks to function. Nice job.
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