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I don’t think it will turn black. Regular wear will keep the patina to a manageable level. I think it will eventually be a copperish-green, with darker spots in the crevices and brighter spots on the edges.I really like bronze watches when they're new, and some of the pics I've seen of oxidized ones look great, too, but I think it would drive me up a wall to have one to slowly turn black on my wrist.
I googled different methods.Looks great!
How did you "give it a little patina..."?
Well, that just sounds delicious!I googled different methods.
One method that sounded interesting was the potato chip method. I crushed up some salt & vinegar chips and added vinegar to make it mushy. There was another method called the Miracle-Gro method that combined Miracle-Gro fertilizer with vinegar. I decided to combine the methods so I added a spoonful of Miracle-Gro to the mix. I put the watch in this mixture and let it sit for about five hours, covered in a ziplock bag. The result was pretty intense.
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I thought that this was a bit too much contrast between the darker spots and the lighter spots. So I thought I’d try the egg method. I cooked an egg in the microwave, mashed it up, and put it in a ziplock bag. I put the watch in the bag for about 1-1/2 hours. I was surprised to see that it didn’t just slightly darken the lighter areas. It seemed to lighten up the dark spots as well. I like how it turned out.
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