Does anyone know how that 'pink' patina sometimes seen on silver sunburst Seiko dials comes about? I've got a couple cheap dials i would like to try and induce this upon.
I've been wanting to try adding light patina to some of my mods, there are a lot of tutorials online, but it seems like they go very overboard, almost comically so.
Show us as we don't know what you mean. At least i don't.
This is the only example i personally own, and it's more of a brownish/tan than pink, but it gives you an idea of what im talking about. I saw a beautiful 7016-8001 chrono with a more pink/salmon color dial patina that has stuck in my head almost since i started collecting.
And next to a silver dial bellmatic for color comparison
Quite like that little 7546, but I shattered the crystal trying to remove it on the first one, and overheated the crystal on this one trying to polish it up... Don't feel like spending 50$ for two new crystals right now.
***Found the 7016 actually, not my picture, but damn. I still want this thing
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2019 16:41:54 GMT -8 by Solotov
Think it's the lacquer that have reacted to the sun and the heat. No idea how to make it look like that . Maybe UV radiation. As for the crystal you can buy a generic crystal from perrin. I have done several 7546 crystals with there crystal. They mount from the underside.
Can't stand adding fake patina to anything. Patina is part of the story of an item, it's history. Added patina smacks of fakery 👎
I suppose it's all in the intention, it does feel different in my mind to take a 5 year old seiko 5 and mod it a little to suit me than to mess with something closer to that 7016 chrono. I do understand where you're coming from.
Forget the seals are buggered. Wear it in the shower. Say "oh no" stick it on the radiator or in loads of rice for ages in the fridge. Go outside on a hot day and 'forget' you left it on the table in the scorching sun. Have the crown left out whilst doing a barbeque. Tape it to the wall outside for a year and come back this time next year and show us what it now looks like.