Bronze made me weak

So I pulled the trigger on a green dial full bronze big crown. The watch is gorgeous. Patina intact from the previous owner, will clean it up at some point later but I want to see how it ages first. No discoloration on my wrist that I’ve noticed, yet. 
 

The bracelet is really fantastic, makes the watch I think. I like to wear my bracelets loose and like vintage jangly ones; this one definitely isn’t jangly but it drapes very well, has a significant taper, and the clasp is nicely milled. The whole watch really disappears on the wrist. 
 

Readability is interesting - I think it’s not so great, actually. Part of it is that the eye gets drawn to the case/bracelet more than the dial. But that’s why I got the watch. Part of it is that the contrast between the gold and light green lined hands and the dial isn’t great. But, I handled the oxblood dial version and it had the same issue, and even though it would offer better contrast, I didn’t want the blue dial. So, it’s fine, just a quirk of the watch. 
 

Overall, loving it. It really is kind of a GADA watch - 50m WR with a screw down crown is a decent. But I would have to get over not babying it especially as bronze would be softer than steel. Not sure how scratches would show up on it. Maybe it wouldn’t be as apparent as on a steel watch. 

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Beautiful watch!

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Stunning watch!

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I think the state of oxidation on your watch now is ideal as far as bronze goes. If you keep it like that for the most part it might actually look better with scratches as they enhance the "badass look" it has right now.

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Bronze is interesting and if you love the look and feel it will be a very rewarding experience to own and wear this watch.

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I have owned three bronze watches, but my OCD wouldn't allow me to keep any of them. The second I saw patina out came the lemon juice

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This particular alloy presents very red, it really almost glows red in the sun. Not sure if the more aluminum heavy alloys used by Tudor and IWC do the same or not. 
 

Today I noticed some blue/purple coming in as well. 

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Flexibility of the bracelet: 

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Looks beautiful on your watch! No experience of bronze but I would certainly consider it having looked closely at yours!

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So you bought a tarnished watch and your happy.  

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Welcome, my fellow Orista! 

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Yep, mine has shown more reddish hues on the bronze which I found interesting. Congrats! 

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Beautiful watch! Perfect proportions and interesting color combo. Looks great on a brown strap as well. 

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TimewornWatches

Beautiful watch! Perfect proportions and interesting color combo. Looks great on a brown strap as well. 

Mine came with the Oris brown strap that comes on the 80th model, actually. It's.....okay. Not my bag, but I don't wear leather straps very much. What I might try come summer is an Erika's Originals strap with bronze hardware. 

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I wonder if we'll end up seeing more bronze bracelets in the near future. I haven't tried on the Oris bracelet, but had a chance to check out the Black Bay 58 bronze recently and really liked it.  

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Oh man I want one of these!! My AD has one with the blue dial but kinda prefer the green or brown dial…