What is Watch Patina?

Vintage watches are becoming increasingly popular with collectors who love the well-worn look of fading and scratching. Watch patina refers to this natural aging process of timepieces that generally alters the hands, hour markers, and dials of your watch face. Collectors believe this patina adds character as every scratch and faded numeral represents a story of the watch’s past. Honest patina comes from a long life of being worn and loved by the owner and can have a variety of effects. This timepiece trend focuses on the rich history behind a watch and the aesthetic of a vintage piece. While some still prefer to have scratch-free and polished wristwatches, more collectors and consumers are attracted to the antique appeal of watch patina.