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

  • 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.