Patina on a yellow gold Lange

May 18, 2023,12:44 PM

Hello, friends - wanted to share my up & down bought in 2015 that started to show some patina. The watch is not as blingy as it was and there is clear patination especially on the lugs and buckle. I do not mind this, I think this adds some vintage charm, but certainly this is not an advertized feature smile) What's your take on this?

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lovely...esp. the last shot shows the beauty well !

 By: mahesh : May 18th, 2023-12:47
YG has the vintage vibe always and with the patina it has developed, it is gorgeous. enjoy in the best health. Best, mahesh.,

Well said, Nico..

 By: jack johnson : May 19th, 2023-06:05

Thank you, mon ami.

 By: amanico : May 19th, 2023-07:17

Seems fairly subtle

 By: Aquaracer1 : May 18th, 2023-14:00
Unless you are studying it up close. Looks nice. Your last pic perfectly showcases this stunning piece! 🤩

Common and harmless

 By: cazalea : May 18th, 2023-14:20
I have observed the same on various brands in the past 20 years. Cazalea

Oh, good to know, thank you!

 By: jack johnson : May 19th, 2023-06:07

That's my only YG piece ever ))

 By: jack johnson : May 19th, 2023-06:08
I am also curious about proprietary 22K YG from Charles Frodsham - but the pricing and waiting period are considerable.

You're really lucky!!

 By: CR : May 19th, 2023-05:15
I have been wishing, hoping, that my yellow gold Langes would turn orange like that. Several years ago, I asked people for advice about how to hasten that process and started looking into things like liver of sulfur. I was going to experiment on a spare b... 

Oh, thanks for telling your story, this makes

 By: jack johnson : May 19th, 2023-06:12
me appreciate my piece even more ) Maybe the secret of patina in my case is that I moved to Mediterranean, where the air is humid?

Likewise I live by the coast

 By: cazalea : May 19th, 2023-15:31
This can be a good thing or a bad thing ... here is a watch I obtained from a friend who didn't want it -- he didn't like its thinness and patina. I just wiped it gently with a jeweler's cloth (they are infused with a gentle polishing compound) and it shi...  

Thanks Mike for the additional input.

 By: CR : May 19th, 2023-17:43
I'm a few miles inland so didn't get to experience this firsthand.