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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.
Hope it will be possible to fix this issue without altering/replacing the case ;-) Cheers.
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Is anyone experiencing patina?
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”): Cheers ...
The issue here is...
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 ? Hap...
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 ...
I’m happy that everyone seems to think that ugly bruise ought to be gotten rid of
sorry to see that
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 ++++
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 he...