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Recommend Me a Bronze/Brass Watch

Discussion in 'Watches' started by AdrianChang, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. AdrianChang

    AdrianChang Loaded Pockets

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    So I just happened to come across these pictures on the internet.

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    Bronze watches or watches that can have a patina. I searched for them online and boy are they expensive. Can anyone help me look for something similar? Bronze watches that are able to put a patina on. Maybe around the $500 price range or lower.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Kilovolt

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    An ANCON Sea Shadow costs around $700

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  3. 21411

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    The Armida A1 (42mm) 300m brass watches are $349 shipped. Well below your price range. Just Google Armida Watches and you'll get the URL.
     
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  4. AdrianChang

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    I am liking the look on this one.
     
  5. AdrianChang

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    Thank you sir. Will have a look first if there are any other options.:)
     
  6. AK Adventurer

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    Boy are those pretty!
    I thank you for this thread, but my wallet doesn't ;)
     
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  7. KeyeEl

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    Maranez has some Brass models. I've no experience with the brand
     
  8. AK Adventurer

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    Edit; double post.. :oops:
     
  9. AdrianChang

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    Cool. Looks similar to the Ancon one on top though.
     
  10. KeyeEl

    KeyeEl EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Maranez is within your budget ~$300 new while the Ancon is $700
     
  11. AdrianChang

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    Sad to say, yes. Will try to read up on the Maranez if its a good brand. Thank you sir.:)
     
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    The $300 Maranez has a brass case not bronze, the bronze version is $800 ... :(
     
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    Brass is a relatively soft metal, maybe not best for a watch case. Tarnishes very quickly, if brass ornaments are anything to go by.
     
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  14. AdrianChang

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    By tarnish you mean patina?
     
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    My Drill Sergeant never referred to the state of my uniform buttons and webbing fittings by either word, both of which are too polite. I guess patina sounds better.
     
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    Looks great, but its a HUGE watch. 45mm diameter, 56mm lug to lug ..

     
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  17. AdrianChang

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    Do you happen to have one of these?
     
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    It's a little budget stretch (and not the most readily available timepiece) but, my personal opinion, is that the Halios Tropik B is a far better (looking, quality, value, etc.) watch than anything I've seen in this thread thus far.

    You will only find them on the secondary market -- as far as I know Halios is defunct and I know for certain the last of the last batch of :censored: was sold December of 2013. That said, it's a miyota (citizen group) movement which is a good movement (even if I find the rotors to be a little gritty compared to the ETAs) and common so service and parts are no issue.

    Came in a number of dial colors, and with absolutely top quality bands. Some patience and a watchrecon alert will get you one for 6-750 depending on condition and how complete the kit is.
     
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  19. AdrianChang

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    I will keep an eye on that one. Thank you!:)