Does titanium patina?

Not sure I know for sure but this Panerai 305 may be evidence. What do you think ?

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Yes!

vianney1

Yes!

Does it continue to darken ? Does it make any difference if it鈥檚 2 or 5? Will my omega NTTD patina?

Yes, yes, no!

Depends on the alloy used and the grade of titanium.

Grade 2 usually dulls and picks up a darker hue over time especially if the surface has a brushed finish as opposed to a sand-blasted finish which is more resilient. Most watch manufacturers do a coating on the surface or a hardening treatment.

Grade 5 titanium doesn't patina or get darker over time.

Ok well two responses two different answers.

corsokid

Ok well two responses two different answers.

No, same answer. @vianney1 and @nightfury95 said the same thing. The second was just in more detail.

Sorry not correct. Night fury says grade 5 does not darken. Vinney says grade 2 will not. Night fury says it will. You have another opinion?

corsokid

Ok well two responses two different answers.

I just explained in detail what you can expect. Your Panerai will patina slightly over time and will pick a more darker grey hue but its a slow process and will take few years. Assuming your Panerai is an older model from the early 2000's since yours has a display caseback.

Your Omega NTTD probably wont patina. Omega's grade 2 titanium is treated.

corsokid

Sorry not correct. Night fury says grade 5 does not darken. Vinney says grade 2 will not. Night fury says it will. You have another opinion?

Actually what he answered was will it continue to darken Yes does it make a difference Yes will the nttd darken No. The difference is grade 2 will patina grade 5 won't.

You can always color it if you dare.

https://www.wikihow.com/Color-Titanium