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Old 14 July 2016, 12:10 PM   #61
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Nice!! Curious - How was the patina when you got it? Has it increased over these past 10 years? Finally I would assume before it went to your hands it as also rarely outside? Thanks!
It has darkened some through the years.
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Old 14 July 2016, 12:44 PM   #62
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As promised a few pics, you know I love patina :)

These are yellow and cream color for the most part.
















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Old 14 July 2016, 01:21 PM   #63
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My two patinated gentleman.

Their names are Edwin and Ed (the first was the name of the first owner that the 5512 came from):
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Old 14 July 2016, 01:50 PM   #64
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Old 14 July 2016, 01:54 PM   #65
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I would like to say that there are some superb "mellow yellow" examples found in this thread. Everyone's a winner. I don't know about everyone else, but I would sure like to see more.

And a couple more from the Texas vaults. 1978 SUBMARINER 1680 and 1967 GMT-MASTER.
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Old 14 July 2016, 02:06 PM   #66
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Old 15 July 2016, 02:50 AM   #67
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Early 1970s era US Air Force Navigator's 1675 worn for over 20 years daily until it stopped working in the 1990's... A recent overall and partial dial restoration by Edvi when he was with ABC.
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Old 15 July 2016, 06:05 AM   #68
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All I can say is WOW.
Beautiful pictures folks!
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Old 15 July 2016, 08:05 AM   #69
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Old 15 July 2016, 08:54 AM   #70
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Some wonderful stuff on display here. Love the Jo Siffert Autavia!

Most of my watches have cream colored markers, but this is my most yellowish one, in sunlight. Looks a bit darker in the shade.
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Old 17 July 2016, 01:50 AM   #71
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Old 17 July 2016, 02:01 AM   #72
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Their names are Edwin and Ed (the first was the name of the first owner that the 5512 came from):
Mate,

For crying out loud, please (carefully) snap that beautiful kissing 40 insert back into it's bezel ring.. It's putting stress on the most delicate area of the insert at the 12. Most prone area to snap. beautiful btw!
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Old 17 July 2016, 03:02 AM   #73
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Strong Milsub Patina

Here is something for this thread :) enjoy
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Old 17 July 2016, 03:11 AM   #74
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Here's my contribution, pre-comex 5513...


I also have a MK1 dial 1675 but the markers are more of a "latte" color...
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Old 17 July 2016, 04:29 AM   #75
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The nipple dials are also prone to becoming "mellow yellow." Below is a 1970 GMT-MASTER 1675.
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Old 17 July 2016, 04:54 AM   #76
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Red Sub 1680 with military history
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Old 17 July 2016, 10:45 PM   #77
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Most of these are on the wrists of their new owners (some here), but all are great examples of yellow patina!











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Old 18 July 2016, 05:22 AM   #78
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Matte dial 16800 (1983) with great yellow-ish patina.


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Old 18 July 2016, 08:31 AM   #79
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Old 18 July 2016, 08:36 AM   #80
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Great tread. I'm all for any thread that has lots of great photos of vintage watches and this thread has a ton of them.
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Old 18 July 2016, 10:00 AM   #81
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Mellow yellow!
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Old 18 July 2016, 11:52 PM   #82
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My 5513 last matte dial


For comparison with the white sub-date:
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Old 19 July 2016, 02:54 AM   #83
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1970 Rolex 5513....I just love patine too!

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Old 19 July 2016, 03:30 AM   #84
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Some lovely watches and the patina makes a difference.
Here's a question though:
Nike and Adidas have started to relaunch some of their 70's & 80's trainers with an aged look because materials now compared to years ago are totally different and they do not age as well as they used to but there is a demand for an aged or archive look for particular shoes.
If Rolex decided to do an 'Archive' or 'Vintage' look range with latest models having a patina look instead of the white we currently see would there be a demand? And how would you owners of these vintage/aged watches feel?
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Old 24 July 2016, 09:58 AM   #85
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A little more vintage GMT-MASTER 16750 patina!
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Old 24 July 2016, 09:56 PM   #86
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Same MKI Long E 1675 c1967, wearing a couple of different outfits: original insert ('The Blender') and an alternative, mint Mega FF one + Jubilee/suede NATO
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Old 25 July 2016, 05:42 AM   #87
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