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post #3556 of 39287
That suede lining is awesome.
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The dial on that Submariner has a beautiful patina.
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Lovely Rolex.
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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post
The dial on that Submariner has a beautiful patina.

This is probably a silly question, but how do dials actually age and develop a patina, given that they are always protected/enclosed? I understand how the lume changes colors, but what about older dials that have chipping or streaking to the letters or numbers, scratches, other marks, etc.?
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The watch car?



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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
This is probably a silly question, but how do dials actually age and develop a patina, given that they are always protected/enclosed? I understand how the lume changes colors, but what about older dials that have chipping or streaking to the letters or numbers, scratches, other marks, etc.?
Exposure to light/sun affects the properties of the paint, lume (especially tritium). Big changes in temperature can also contribute to paint/dial wear. Scratches are likely due to services and careless handling of the dial outside of the case. Note that often tiny hairline scratches on the crystal can give the impression of scratches on the dial.
post #3564 of 39287
The Stowa arrived today. Fucking beautiful and it looks great with the DiModell croc strap I picked up for it. I'll post up pics soon.
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The Stowa arrived today. Fucking beautiful and it looks great with the DiModell croc strap I picked up for it. I'll post up pics soon.

Looking forward to seeing it. I'm thinking of picking one up at some point. Which model did you get?
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Looking forward to seeing it. I'm thinking of picking one up at some point. Which model did you get?
Marine Original w/Roman Numerals. I think it looks much classier than the regular Marine Original which I saw in person and thought looked almost too white and painted on.
post #3567 of 39287
My new Stowa. Putting a pic on a forum is new to me - can someone tell me how to get a bigger pic in a post rather than a thumbnail? (
LL
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Recently repaired L.L. Bean Hamilton wind-up:





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Recently repaired L.L. Bean Hamilton wind-up:



Ready for the deep woods!
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I should be getting a new leather strap and an olive nato pretty soon.
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