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Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 4th 2019, 1:38am
by artman
Sorry gang I was supposed to keep track of the mileage but have been traveling a lot this year and when I've been home it's been crazy busy. Sigh, not sure when I'll be caught up.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 4th 2019, 3:24am
by Thunder1
I'll send you a PM...

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 5th 2019, 9:20am
by conjurer
First pic of the Bomber in Washington state:

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Interestingly, I wore the Bomber to work yesterday, and a funny thing happened. I had sold a chandelier to a Chinese guy about a week before, and he returned it yesterday to buy a larger one, as the first chandelier was too small. Anyway, he was wearing a Tooter Black Bay, and noticed the Bomber, and started talking about how nice it was. When I sold him the smaller chandelier, I was wearing my Exploder II, and didn't hear a peep about it.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 5th 2019, 10:04am
by Nuvolari
That Washington sunshine makes it look even nicer than it is...

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 5th 2019, 9:45pm
by smellody
conjurer wrote: ↑
September 5th 2019, 9:20am
First pic of the Bomber in Washington state:

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Interestingly, I wore the Bomber to work yesterday, and a funny thing happened. I had sold a chandelier to a Chinese guy about a week before, and he returned it yesterday to buy a larger one, as the first chandelier was too small. Anyway, he was wearing a Tooter Black Bay, and noticed the Bomber, and started talking about how nice it was. When I sold him the smaller chandelier, I was wearing my Exploder II, and didn't hear a peep about it.
Well done. Bomber brings bounty!

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 6th 2019, 3:15am
by Thunder1
The Bronze Blue Bomber learning some of the ins and outs of Capitalism!!!..

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 6th 2019, 7:06am
by biglove
Looking good. Disinfect that strap before sending onward, Conj! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 6th 2019, 9:21am
by conjurer
Thunder1 wrote: ↑
September 6th 2019, 3:15am
The Bronze Blue Bomber learning some of the ins and outs of Capitalism!!!..
Which is good, since it's going to Carl next.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 6th 2019, 9:23am
by Thunder1
God save us all..

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 6th 2019, 9:35am
by koimaster
Thunder1 wrote: ↑
September 6th 2019, 9:23am
God save us all..
Perhaps he can put rubber strap on it and take it for a dive.......

or feed it to a roo.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 6th 2019, 9:42am
by Thunder1
Please, don't encourage the guy...

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 13th 2019, 4:55pm
by conjurer
OK, here are some of my humble impressions of the BBB. Alas, I've been pretty busy dealing with various shit over the last couple of weeks, and so wasn't able to take the Bomber to, say, look at the beautiful city of Aberdeen, WA. But I wore it a fair amount, so I was able to shoot a few pics and collate some info.

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Let me say, right off the top, that I wanted to hate this watch. Not so much of the bronze thing, or the fact that Glycine's something of a WLs darling right now. It was the fact that IWG owns Glycine, and no matter how storied the brand, no matter how good it might have been pre-Lalo, there's still that taint.

However, when I got the watch (almost absurdly well packed by Dr. Smells), I was kinda impressed. Hmm, I thought, this isn't too fucking bad. Nice packaging, interesting look of the patina on the bronze, and a very pretty face, too:

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Patina!!:

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I wore it to work one day, which I commented about above. The bomber did color the skin of my wrist, by the crown and on the other side, where the bronze made contact with my skin. The back is, thankfully, stainless steel:

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Regarding the "old penny" smell some people have spoken of--I didn't notice it much at all; I had to hold the watch to my nose, where I could smell it a little bit.

The Bomber isn't a small watch, but it's well sized at 42.3mm across, 46.7mm with crown, 50mm lug to lug, 22mm lug size, and only 10.5mm tall, making it very wearable. The strap was pretty long, and I had to wear it on the last hole. Another downer was the buckle, which is signed:

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But appears to be PVD plated stainless.

As I said above, it's easy to wear:

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And thin:

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The quality of the case seems to be on par with the $400-500 street price. The crown screws in nicely, with plenty of thread. The bezel has 120 clicks, with a nice, crisp action and no backplay. The glass is sapphire, the movement is (I suppose) either a stock 2824 or SW200 that Glycine claims they've modified. Another nice thing is that the movement is quite accurate, running about +5 seconds a day, which is far better than I expected, and considering the Bomber's already far-flung travels.

So, I was not hating this watch at all. It's pretty fucking good. Perhaps I should rethink the whole IWG hatred--maybe Eyal's turned over a new leaf and going out of his way to not fuck up Glycine. I like this watch. While I was wearing it, I found myself not wishing that I was wearing something else.

Next stop for the Bomber is the land down under!

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Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 13th 2019, 5:03pm
by biglove
Nice, honest review and some good pics.

Maybe Carl will keep it in the ocean long enough to get rid of any rogue DNA.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 13th 2019, 5:10pm
by conjurer
biglove wrote: ↑
September 13th 2019, 5:03pm
Nice, honest review and some good pics.

Maybe Carl will keep it in the ocean long enough to get rid of any rogue DNA.
That would work if Australia's sea-water is mixed with Clorox.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 13th 2019, 6:06pm
by smellody
Nice write up Conjurer!

Next stop Oz.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 13th 2019, 6:13pm
by foghorn
Who the fuck smells their watches??

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 15th 2019, 7:16am
by Pubbie
This Glycine takes a good battering as it thumps its way about the place, and still runs 5 sec/day. I bet its waterproof too. IWG or not, that's better than my stupid forum-darling hipster gender-fluid vegan artisan independent batch-production wholesome Oris Sixty-five that gets offended if I don't wear it enough, loses time randomly, makes a noise if you flick your wrist a bit, can't hold a charge for 38hr and I think gets a small bloom of condensation under the crystal in hot weather, that later disappears. No wonder Oris calls them "real watches for real snowflakes"!

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: September 15th 2019, 6:12pm
by Casimm
Excellent looking watch!

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: October 9th 2019, 11:10pm
by bedlam
I don't recall volunteering to be on the rotation for this, cos bronze dive watches give me severe reflux, but then I might have been half-cut one night.

The Glycine has arrived safely from casa Conj and is going for a dive this Sunday ;-)

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: October 10th 2019, 3:37am
by Thunder1
Damn, Beds, what would a proper 'Pass Around' be if you weren't involved?...see, you were drafted to pull this all important WL duty..now, we don't mind it attending a few street marches or a coup d'Γ©tat or two, but please don't try to feed it to eels or sharks, sir..

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: October 10th 2019, 5:24am
by gerdson
:Thumbsup:
Carl, we really appreciate Your willingness to try this out, and remember You can always use one of these funny strap extensions and wear a triple layer dry suit underneath.

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Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: October 12th 2019, 10:04pm
by bedlam
Put the Bomber on an Isofrane and we went for a swim this morning. Some pics...

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Thoughts on the watch; the bezel and crown actions are quite good. The case size is spot on...but its made of bronze and that is shit.

The bezel being partially indexed affects utility but what is there is easy to read underwater, as is the dial.

The watch is decently made and coped with the dive without incident. Not really my cup of tea, though it was nice to have the chance to use a bronze watch and largely confirm my expectations. The salt water has accelerated the tarnish of the case metal and its appreciably darker now than when it arrived. Give me 316L steel every time.

Who's next?

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: October 12th 2019, 10:27pm
by gerdson
Awesome. Btw. the tarnish really comes from farting under water, not the salt. And I mean the fishies farts, not nevessarily the diver. Of course.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: October 12th 2019, 10:30pm
by conjurer
Well, the salt water probably erased the DNA I left on the bomber.

Some fine pics of a dive watch used for, you know, diving.

Re: The Bronze Blue Bomber Begins A Pass Around Adventure!!!...

Posted: October 12th 2019, 10:55pm
by Racer-X
Looks nice on that Isofrane, patina engaged.