Is anyone experiencing patina?

 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 23rd, 2020-02:32
I’ve started developing patina on my H40 over the last few years.. I am a bit in two worlds with the patina. Is this a good thing or a bad thing ? Would love to see photos of your patina’d Roger Dubuis Hommages. Here’s mine (beside her “husband”):


Sorry, my friend, but where's the patina on your RD? [nt]

 By: amanico : August 23rd, 2020-02:37
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The case on the right side... [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : August 23rd, 2020-03:00
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Right side of the case Nico :-) [nt]

 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 23rd, 2020-03:02
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I just saw! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : August 23rd, 2020-03:03
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Eek that's pretty bad IMO

 By: dnlmpg : August 23rd, 2020-02:59
In this case (pardon the pun) I don't think I can accept patina in this scale

Aaah, I was looking at the dial, not the case! That can be easily solved, I think. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 23rd, 2020-03:01
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+1 [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : August 23rd, 2020-03:10
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The issue here is...

 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 23rd, 2020-03:13
Is patina on the case something undesirable or desirable? To that I can say there are mixed views on that. Secondly should it be removed, will this devalue the timepiece ? Patina is a natural occurrence, so any interference could be seen as negative ? Happy to discuss

Undesirable, for me. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 23rd, 2020-03:18
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Maybe oxidation/tarnish, not patina my friend.

 By: modest collector : August 23rd, 2020-03:17
I have the same experience for some of my gold watches. You could easily polish it away using a gold polishing cloth like Towntalk. Hope this helps.

Best regards

+1. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 23rd, 2020-03:18
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 By: Jurry : August 23rd, 2020-03:39

I agree with one of the earlier replies; it looks more like oxidation then anything else. It can happen if it’s stored in a relatively dark and moist box with little or no air ventilation.

You should be able to polish it with soft cloth. If it persists I would discuss this with the AD as in my view it’s not ok

That’s not patina....

 By: robsallnow : August 23rd, 2020-04:08
that’s gangrene!!! 😮

C’mon [nt]

 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 23rd, 2020-08:36
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That is really unusual and not normal.

 By: jlux : August 23rd, 2020-05:24
I have never seen anything like this on a modern gold watch.
It can of course be polished but still ....

Two amazing and beautiful pieces, I especially love that RD a lot

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 23rd, 2020-05:27
That ,patina, is something i can’t handle 😬 sorry. A nice polish would do the trick i guess

To answer your question; for me it’s a bad thing.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 23rd, 2020-05:55
I would not want to be looking at that.

Lovely Chronos, I really want a Dufour graph in my life. [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : August 23rd, 2020-06:08
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I can only agree with the previous replies, that patina on the case of a modern reference just doesn't look good, it's a problem that shouldn't have occurred -- hardly something charming.

 By: FabR : August 23rd, 2020-06:35
Hope it will be possible to fix this issue without altering/replacing the case ;-) Cheers.

Some gold alloys tarnish like that but it is superficial discoloration and easily removed with a gold polishing cloth. They are usually complimentary at your jeweler. [nt]

 By: mpg13 : August 23rd, 2020-06:54
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Very good.

 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 23rd, 2020-08:37
I’m happy that everyone seems to think that ugly bruise ought to be gotten rid of smile

sorry to see that

 By: patrickh : August 23rd, 2020-09:45
ask to a watchmaker to look at the calibre as the oxidation is in regard to crown and pushers, IMHO. 
Cross fingers and keep your watches in a better safe place.

Love your Dufourgraph ++++


 By: boskomtl : August 24th, 2020-05:07
at first I was afraid, I was petrified... but then I learned to embrace the patina...

Some time back my great grandfather's silver alloy pocket watch came to my possession... lots of `patina` from oxydation. A light polish and it comes right off... BUT here is something to consider if you're going to polish it off: remember that you can always easily polish it off, but not as easily re-apply it. It takes elapsed time to build up that look naturally... and a few seconds to remove it. So maybe consider if *you* would miss it...

The RD is astonishingly beautiful...

 By: mdg : August 28th, 2020-10:51
...but the patina looks excessive.

That is not patina. It is tarnish and needs to be removed otherwise it will cause permanent damage. [nt]

 By: @Patek_Ambassador : November 1st, 2020-11:10
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Easy to remove.

 By: ChristianDK : December 16th, 2020-13:03
Something like a Cape Cod cloth would do it, I’m sure. 

Mate that’s what I thought so too...

 By: Mr.Gatsby : January 1st, 2021-02:16
Not as serious as some might think..

So I guess my watch recovered from gangrene

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 2nd, 2021-15:34

Just back from the RD spa. Thanks everyone


Just caught this post now, good to have it back to clean condition

 By: MichaelC : November 24th, 2021-13:27
The patina was interesting, but on this watch I like it much more factory fresh smile
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