I offer five buckle options to match your watch's finish or to personalize your MN™ Strap. All my hardware is made from sea water resistant 316 stainless steel or solid marine grade bronze.
You can select the material and finish of your buckles during the order process of your MN™ Strap.
In keeping with their military heritage all my buckles are made using traditional manufacturing methods as used by the French Airforce and Marine Nationale. All my buckles are hand finished. Small microscratches may be visible with flood light due to the production process.
Brushed Stainless Steel. Works great with brushed or satin finish watch cases and tool watches.
Also less prone to scratches.
Patina or aged Stainless Steel. Resembles the hardware found on battle worn parachutes.
This is a very good match for sandblasted and titanium watch cases.
Polished Stainless Steel. A very good match for polished watch cases and high lustre dials.
Black DLC coated brushed Stainless Steel. For black watch cases or one of my Black Ops straps.
MARINE GRADE BRONZE
Full CuSn8 bronze.
+ 25,- euro
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PATINA OF YOUR BRONZE BUCKLES
My customers often ask me what to expect from the patina of my bronze buckles. So here it goes… My bronze buckles are made from solid CuSn8 bronze. This marine grade bronze is the same material alloy as for example Panerai watch cases. This kind of bronze will patina very easy with beautiful tones of brown and black due to a.o. the amount of zinc in the alloy. Tudor watch cases for example patina more slowly because their alloy contains aluminium. Still my bronze buckles work great with Tudor and other bronze cases as well.
When you receive your MN™ Strap it has a coating to prevent it from oxidizing during stitching and transport. This way you can experience the full patina journey of your strap. The coating wears of easily but can also be removed with a little water or alcohol. Each patina will develop differently, depending on the pH value of your skin, your location, your activities and how you wear your watch. The above pictures will give you an impression of what you (can) expect in 4-8 weeks.
In keeping with their military heritage all my buckles are made using traditional manufacturing methods as used by the French Airforce and Marine Nationale. All my buckles are hand finished. Due to the softer nature of the bronze material small microscratches and pitting may be visible with flood light due to the production process. These will go unnoticed once the bronze has aged.