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  1. jeff uk Jun 4, 2018

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    Just think if this was a Rolex , Tropical, rare as hens teeth . But no just a good old honest Omega. Like the rest of us old ones showing our age and proud to do so.
    Regards
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  2. rkman11 Jun 4, 2018

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  3. ANALOGUE Jun 4, 2018

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    Sorry but that is not tropic to me.
    Nice but not tropic, even though a dealer would say it is.
     
  4. mr_yossarian Jun 4, 2018

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  5. joso Jun 4, 2018

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    96F4E211-C481-484F-AB86-726E7CD6B241.jpeg 0EF53815-10A0-41D1-806D-EC1F21E297D4.jpeg The absolute best neil young album ever along harvest and harvest moon-this black dial has seen its best days but i still place it very high in my collection
     
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  6. Millenary Watches Dec 13, 2018

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    Amazing examples of patina!;):thumbsup: Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. fastfras Dec 21, 2018

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    Not a Rolex nor an Omega yet, this certainly is an example of patina. Manufactured in the fourth quarter of 1968 an original dial and hands with a NOS crystal and crown (Rolex). My apologies for the quality, a quick screen grab from my phone. IMG_0001.jpg
     
  8. asrnj77 Dec 21, 2018

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    Looks like it could be a nice example of a Tudor snowflake with the ghost insert but the photo skills need some tweaking :p
     
  9. base615 Dec 21, 2018

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    The greatest mistake of my life was selling this one

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    I would love it back.
     
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  10. WYO_Watch Dec 21, 2018

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    Dang, nice watch! And dang, I’ve made a lot worse mistakes...
     
  11. jshaw083 Dec 26, 2018

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    ::popcorn:: Mmmmmmmm patina

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  12. Fritzer Dec 27, 2018

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    I'm quite in love with the patina on my Tollet watch.
    It's a watch from the 1940's with a Venus column wheel, calibre 150 inside.
     
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  13. CPRwatch Dec 27, 2018

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    Nowhere the quality of the fantastic examples of patina already posted , but here goes . Two of my own favourite watches with some nice patina . image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  14. Muddlerminnow Dec 28, 2018

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    I'm a big fan of entropy--especially in art. A "patina" is a form of epidermal entropy--and there's a lot that has been written on this subject across the arts. One place I'd begin is with Moshen Mostafavi and David Leatherbarrow's book On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time (MIT, 1993)--their argument is built up around buildings like Marcel Breuer's De Bijenkorg Department store in Rotterdam:

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    I'd put those "tropical" toned dials in this category too....
     
  15. Traveler Dec 28, 2018

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  16. time flies Dec 28, 2018

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    Some time ago you posted this same image. I liked it then. I still like it now. A lot.

    Have fun
    kfw
     
  17. VintageWatchIta Jan 1, 2019

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    Some patina :)
     
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  18. 104RS Jan 2, 2019

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  19. Zuke Jan 2, 2019

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    Lots of patina / Radium burn here.
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  20. bardamu Jan 2, 2019

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    Who said patina? :)
     
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