What is your most acceptable patina for vintage timepieces?

I am curious with the members' tolerance on acceptable level of patina...

Just kidding; I just want to see your vintage timepieces with lovely and unique patinas!

If you want to share some thoughts also regarding tolerance and the watch, itself, then by all means share away.

Whoever had this one first must have smoked two packs a day馃ぃ

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Overfriendlyconcierge

Whoever had this one first must have smoked two packs a day馃ぃ

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completely blows on it too, probably 馃槀 nice patina! i am a sucker for these too

This is an interesting and important question. Personally, I am pretty strict about dial condition since rarely can anything be done to improve it. "Just needs a cleaning" is largely a myth, right up there with "it's just overwound!" But recently, I am becoming more tolerant. As long as the price is (appropriately) discounted to reflect it. A less than excellent dial should knock off at least two-thirds of the price. Right at this moment, I am struggling with whether to bid on an Ebay watch with a marginal dial, but I know I'll never see another one of that model. So I'll probably buy it and send it Jack Alexyon to see what he can do. I'll post before & after photos if I pull the trigger.

coeval

This is an interesting and important question. Personally, I am pretty strict about dial condition since rarely can anything be done to improve it. "Just needs a cleaning" is largely a myth, right up there with "it's just overwound!" But recently, I am becoming more tolerant. As long as the price is (appropriately) discounted to reflect it. A less than excellent dial should knock off at least two-thirds of the price. Right at this moment, I am struggling with whether to bid on an Ebay watch with a marginal dial, but I know I'll never see another one of that model. So I'll probably buy it and send it Jack Alexyon to see what he can do. I'll post before & after photos if I pull the trigger.

keeping options open is a good thing; especially with hard-to-find timepieces. i like patina but tolerance will never be "it is okay to buy a watch with a water damaged dial"

i had one of those instances: "oh, i dont like it but ill find a better copy". that day never came again.

I have not (yet) been bitten by the vintage bug and as such have no interest in vintage watches. Vintage styled reissues and recreations though: Love them! It is like getting the looks of vintage but without the hassle of sourcing and caring for one - of course a few vintage lovers have told me therein lies the joy of owning vintage. To each their own and i have no quarrel with how you enjoy this hobby 馃馃グ

RyanGochuico

I have not (yet) been bitten by the vintage bug and as such have no interest in vintage watches. Vintage styled reissues and recreations though: Love them! It is like getting the looks of vintage but without the hassle of sourcing and caring for one - of course a few vintage lovers have told me therein lies the joy of owning vintage. To each their own and i have no quarrel with how you enjoy this hobby 馃馃グ

ahia! dont get bit! 馃槀 it can be addicting - with all the research and hunting; the joy is found within the wearer! been wearing vintage pieces daily on some certain months :)

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Some radium patina.

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Some UV patina.

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More UV.

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This may just be decrepitude. (I could go on, but I will stop.)

pororo.watch

ahia! dont get bit! 馃槀 it can be addicting - with all the research and hunting; the joy is found within the wearer! been wearing vintage pieces daily on some certain months :)

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Beautiful #vintage timepiece

RyanGochuico

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jose mari chan!