DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

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DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by giosdad » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:47 am

With the latest craze being bronze cases (and the fact that I am craving one lately) I would like to have one stop shopping for our members (and yours truly) of the choices.

No hold barred or limit for anything (price, availability, rarity) If it's bronze park (or actually Link it here)

and it does not have to be a current release. As Jay mentioned Anonimo deserves its due for releases bronze cases before the latest craze.

Just so I am not "stufflered" for not using the search function I will post a few contributions.
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog - Olivier wathces

Post by giosdad » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:49 am

I am wondering what the metallurgists among us can tell us about the different grade of bronze alloys.

EDIT: This is what I found out about Olivier's bronze alloy, this is a plus for me as I want the aging to stay browner than some of the blackish looking aged bronze:

The bronze alloy we are using is CuSn8, a bronze made of copper and tin. This is the same bronze used by Panerai, and Anonimo. Helson does have some watches that use CuSn8, but others that use UNI5275, which is a bronze comprised of copper, tin, lead, aluminum, and other components. CuSn8 was selected by me for two reasons; Anonimo and Panerai use it for their high end models and have done so for some time with no problems. Anonimo has done it for the last 10 years, and panerai had theirs come out this year. The alloy ages very nicely, becoming a deep dark brown. CuSn8 is considered a marine grade alloy, suitable for life in salt water without compromising its structure. Our cases are also German made, German bronze being considered some of the worlds finest.

Olivier provides nice option of dial and movements. Only the black dial is availble in no date version for the multi-date window challenged. ;)

Big kudos for having 24mm lugs for a Panerai-less giosdad.

I am really like this model with the brown dial, but the second hand looks out of place. Price wise this looks strong but I am concerned and need to check the difference between the metals used.

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http://olivierwatches.com/

Product Description

Price: $850.00 USD + Shipping

Bronze is a “live” alloy, and over time will darken as it develops a natural patina. This patina is part of what makes bronze such a great alloy for nautical applications, and is what makes bronze such a unique material to use for watches; each watch will develop its own unique patina based on the different kinds of environment and conditions the owner exposes it to truly making the watch yours.

Specifications:
Case: CuSn8 Marine Grade Bronze
Case Diameter: Ø 45 mm – 48mm Lug-to-lug length
Case-back: 316L stainless steel with engraved design and unique serial number
Thickness: 15.5 mm
Lug width: 24 mm
Crown: 8mm x 4mm Signed stainless steel screw-down crown.
Crystal: Sapphire – 4 mm thick – AR coated inside
Water resistance: 500m / 50atm / 1650ft
Automatic Helium Escape Valve @ 9 o’clock position
Lume: Multi-layer Swiss SuperLuminova C3 application on dial, hands and bezel marker

120 Click uni-directional bezel
Bezel 1: Solid bronze 120 click bezel with engraved markers and lumed 12 marker
Bezel 2: Solid bronze 120 click bezel with black engraved inlay, white markers and lumed 12 marker
[Both bezels are included and are user replaceable]

Strap: 24mm Rubber diving strap
Movement: 25 Jewel Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic – power reserve 40 hr.
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog - Aquadive

Post by giosdad » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:56 am

Aquadive

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Best info on their forum

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f459/aquad ... 35148.html

Limited Edition: 100 pieces


Release and shipping: Basel 2012 (end of March 2012)

Pre-order price: $1290.00 USD excluding taxes and shipping

Retail price: $1690.00 USD

To pre-order please click here

technical specifications


Case: 42 mm diameter excluding crown, 49 mm from lug to lug, 15mm height, water–resistant to 1000m/3300ft

Dial: Dark brown dial with Superluminova coated markersCase: German made and CNC cut from a solid salt water resistant Bronze alloy block, engraved Bronze screw down case back, and no HRV

Movement: Swiss made ETA 2836 movement, hours, minutes, sweep second, self-winding mechanism with ball bearing rotor, stop second device regulator system, ETACHRON and regulator corrector, 28.800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 25 jewels

Bezel: matching 42mm bronze alloy uni-directional rotating bezel, 120 clicks, laser-cut ratcheting spring, scratch-free ceramic insert, engraved with elapsed time markings and super luminova coated marker at 12

Crystal: 31mm Sapphire

Strap/Bracelet: Genuine and custom Brown ISOfrane 22mm strap w/ AQUADIVE DLC Brown signed RS buckle

Warranty: 2 years

Versions that are available:

Brown/bronze (compared to the current BS100 Stainless steel)

1. bronze case, bezel and caseback
2. brown dial with DLC coated brown applied markers (4 layers of C3 superluminova applied on the markers)
3. stainless steel hands all over, yellow minute hand, second hand with yellow tip
4. matching brown isofrane strap with brown DLC coated buckle
5. brown DLC coated crown
Black/bronze (compared to the current BS100 Stainless steel)

1. bronze case, bezel and caseback
2. dial (same as SS BS 100)
3. stainless steel hands all over, no orange accents, no black second hand
4. stainless steel crown

Orders will start to be delivered in March, 2012 for watches with bronze casebacks. For those who want a stainless steel caseback, delivery will be April. 2012.


Pre-order terms: $645.00 deposit, all orders are final and the deposit is non-refundable, but can be applied towards and purchase from http://www.aquadive.com. the balance $645.00 to be paid prior to shipping.


Aquadive watches
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by BSears » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:56 am

Good idea Barry. I will make this a sticky here in the main forum. :thumbsup:
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by giosdad » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:00 am

BSears wrote:Good idea Barry. I will make this a sticky here in the main forum. :thumbsup:
Thanks :thumbsup:
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by giosdad » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:30 am

I have added this information regarding the bronze alloy used by Olivier:

The bronze alloy we are using is CuSn8, a bronze made of copper and tin. This is the same bronze used by Panerai, and Anonimo. Helson does have some watches that use CuSn8, but others that use UNI5275, which is a bronze comprised of copper, tin, lead, aluminum, and other components. CuSn8 was selected by me for two reasons; Anonimo and Panerai use it for their high end models and have done so for some time with no problems. Anonimo has done it for the last 10 years, and panerai had theirs come out this year. The alloy ages very nicely, becoming a deep dark brown. CuSn8 is considered a marine grade alloy, suitable for life in salt water without compromising its structure. Our cases are also German made, German bronze being considered some of the worlds finest.

Also if this is any indication of the high level CS they aspire to. I contacted them through their website last last night and got an instant response. I asked a follow up question this morning at 05:10 EST (02:10 PST) and got a response 2 minutes later. :thumbsup:
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by Jamie » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:53 am

It's a craze like digital watches people will get sick off them. Hang on......

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by jimyritz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:03 am

Nice job Barry... :thumbsup:

Agree w/you on the second hand on the Olivier

The bezel on the Aquadive,is it really yellow?

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by HelloNasty1 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:23 am

Jamie wrote:It's a craze like digital watches people will get sick off them. Hang on......
Maybe, BUT it sure is nice to have another option other than SS or Ti (not a huge fan of Ti). It is in part a craze because it is new and a refreshing addition to ones SS or Ti collection. And for those, like myself, that not only do not like the look of gold or the cost, bronze is an awesome option. WIS's often say they like autos because the watch has soul or is alive on their wrist, I guess bronze would be the skin as it ages :thumbsup:

Now bring on the bronze!
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by caesarmascetti » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:31 pm

love the simplicity of this one, and the stark contrast of the hands to the case:

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unfortunately no longer made

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:55 pm

miss this one
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by sharkfin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:00 pm

Here's a Magrette Regattare Bronze.
Limited edition of 1000 pc.
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by cdnwatchguy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:18 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:miss this one
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Had the same one. The case wase awesome. Another in a long list of watches gone. :rolleyes:

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:30 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:miss this one
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I want to love that one but all the junk on the dial ruins it for me. Beautiful case though.
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by polaco23 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:41 pm

im diggin the magrette, best price point also
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by cali kid » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:44 pm

I'm sure that the Anonimo is the most expensive but looks the best without a doubt.... Panerai not included because its just too,badass! :shrug:
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by DoctorC » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:00 pm

polaco23 wrote:im diggin the magrette, best price point also
Me too. Unfortunately for me, having a date window is kind of a big deal.
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by ericf4 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:19 pm

I guess i wont post a pic of my Anonimo since Brice already did.....

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by meta4ick » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:07 am

I think bronze is gonna be around for awhile.

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by Putnam dan » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:21 am

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Ennebi Bronzo. Loving it :)

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by giosdad » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:35 am

^^^nice Dan, please post more on this one
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by Putnam dan » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:38 am

I will, Alessandro tells me he's sending me a suprize.

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by jimyritz » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:41 am

That Ennebi is hot.... :clap: :clap:

I wish EF would make something smaller than 47 and 50MM... :shrug:

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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:17 am

That Ennebi is the macdaddy of all bronze here!! :-) just stunning. It'd be too big for me unfortunately :(
My favorite so far is the Anonimo so I may get another one down the road. Just the right size and shape for my 7" wrist. I do agree that I'd like it even better with a couple fewer logos on the dial :)
My Bronze Benarus was very well made too but was missing something, just couldn't put my finger in what...
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Re: DWC Bronze Watch Catalog

Post by MrMayface » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:53 am

The Ennebi Bronzo is gorgeous. I just love that Cali dial on that one. I wish more companies would use that dial. I have the Olivier with brown dial on order

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