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    Here is my brass Armida yesterday

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    and here it is after a seven hour soak in lemon juice.

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    That patina is partly from the Mediterranean (a beach off Nice, sweating in Rome, and kayaking off Montenegro) and a trip to Honduras. Now that it's clean I think I'm ready for some new adventures.
    The pessimist says it can't get any worse while the optimist says it can.

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    but... but... isn't that the point of a bronze watch?

    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    Now that it's clean I think I'm ready for some new adventures.

    Wherever you go, take a lemon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    That patina is partly from the Mediterranean (a beach off Nice, sweating in Rome, and kayaking off Montenegro) and a trip to Honduras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywatch View Post
    but... but... isn't that the point of a bronze watch?

    It can be. My original plan was to do nothing to it and just let the patina go. But, then I thought it looked a little TOO patina'd so I washed some of it off. The color is quite different than it was when I originally got it. I like the softer look.
    The pessimist says it can't get any worse while the optimist says it can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
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    That's all the internet is. A giant bring and brag. And those trips weren't all in one year. That's several summers worth of travel.
    The pessimist says it can't get any worse while the optimist says it can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    ...and here it is after a seven hour soak in lemon juice.
    Would this be akin to an acid bath?
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    Citric acid, yeah.
    The pessimist says it can't get any worse while the optimist says it can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    and those trips weren't all in one year. That's several summers worth of travel.
    Ahhh Thank phew, I thought they were paying you too much for all in one year

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    That's very cool.
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