Our bi-weekly cartoon by Teun van Heerebeek is his interpretation of patina. Except for watches, it seems that people rather get rid of patina than to cherish it whether it is cars, art or even on themselves.

The love for patina on timepieces can go beyond reasoning. Authentic and original timepieces are being disassembled to create another watch that has the perfect matching dial and hands, based on the discoloration (patina). For some collectors, the patina makes (or breaks) a watch.

What do you think about this craze for the perfect patina on dials and hands? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Watches & Pencils - Patina On, Patina Off

Teun van Heerebeek

Teun van Heerebeek

Contributor at Fratello Watches
Teun van Heerebeek is contributor and visual artist to Fratello Watches. With his Watches & Pencils illustrations and other articles he likes to explore the vast watch-lands in all its diversity. His love for watches mainly originates from his eye for design, but also adores the more technical side of watches. If you want to know more about Teun you can also visit his personal website: http://www.teunvanheerebeek.com
Teun van Heerebeek
  • Tailorman

    I’ve seen many people that hate with patina on their wrist watches. This patina phobia behaviour more or less are equaly stronger with the other side–the patina lovers. I’m actualy not one of the haters nor the patinaesque lovers. Just wound and wear, then leave everything inside as is what is look like.

Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match