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

Aug 23, 2020,02:37 AM
 

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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”): Cheers ...  

I just saw! ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 23rd, 2020-03:03

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

+1 [nt]

 
 By: dedestexhes : August 23rd, 2020-03:10

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 ? Hap... 

Undesirable, for me. [nt]

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

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

Undesirable

 
 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 ... 

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

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.

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

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 ++++

interesting

 
 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 he... 

The RD is astonishingly beautiful...

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