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I got my hands on one of Heroic 18s Bronze M8 Divers earlier this year. It's very nice and being my first bronze watch I had to play around with forced patina and tried a few things out. Using various methods including boiled eggs, patina gel, vinegar steam, and lemon juice I started out attempting to create a camouflage look. It was interesting, but I can't ever leave anything alone, so I stripped it down and began again for a more uniform look. I was shooting for a look that would have the feel of something that had been left on the ocean floor, dark and rugged with some light tones from being handled. The second patina project ended better than I had hoped and It will remain like this for the foreseeable future.

I've made a few different straps to accent the color scheme and finally struck a perfect combo with some Vintage German ammo leather from 1958 and tan stitching, a perfect match for the new patina. The images below are in order from the day I picked the watch up until its present state.













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Man that looks great, Really eye catching and antique. Keep up the good work. You could be on to something with Bronze finishes.
 

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This. This is nice. I have to find something to put this strap on.
 
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