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    New arrival - a bit 'o bronze

    Hi guys, for some time now I've been interested in trying out a bronze cased watch but most of them are large divers which don't appeal to me. I also had trouble finding one with a bronze crown which is my preference. But earlier this year Archimede introduced a 39mm version of their bronze pilot, and I recently decided to shout myself an early Christmas present. Here's some pics taken soon after unboxing the Archimede Bronze Pilot 39H:

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    As you can see the bronze is still fresh and bright. Over time I think it will age into a nice vintage look. At first inspection the quality of the case is very nice and lives up to what I expected of an Ickler case. I note also that I chose the double AR coated domed sapphire upgrade. I'll post some more comments in the German forum in about a month when I've had some time with the watch and when hopefully a bit of patina has started to develop.

    Cheers!
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    NIce!
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    Very nice! Bronze is something that has been on my mind for a while. Just need to make the plunge, because I think they look great.

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    Curious... Today, I was browsing the Archimede web site and that specific model called my atention. Glad you got one. I'll wait for the review.

    Congrats!
    Last edited by CFR; Dec 2, 2014 at 03:37 AM.

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    Nice one Glenn -Ive been eyeing off a Archimede pilot for a while now- what was your rationale in going for the 39mm over the 42 as I'm a bit confused about what size i would get.
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    Very nice, both watch and pics, congrats!!

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    That's a great looking watch!

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    Very nice! Bronze is something that has been on my mind for a while. Just need to make the plunge, because I think they look great.
    You have 8+ Panerais and no bronze?? I saw a nicely aged (I think) PAM382 at a Melbourne GTG. Looked pretty good I gotta say - and that's coming from me

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    NIce! 39mm looks good on your wrist. Looking forward to the review and how the patina develops!

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    Very nice!! I wasn't actually a fan of bronze cases...until I saw this.

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    I'd been eyeing this one since they released it (last year? beginning of this year?). Anyway, great choice.

    Definitely post some periodic patina updates. Congrats!

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