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Good day experts, I am about to restore a gold plated watch, I have done nickel plating before and plan to do my first gold plate soon. There are different versions of plating solution eg 18k and 24k, can anyone advise which is the preferred type for a watch case? I assumed that 24k is softer than 18k so may wear more quickly (??) - but these are just my initial thoughts. Can anyone advise on which k gives the best balance of appearance and durability before I invest in the plating solutions ie 18k, 24k or xxk. My plan is to: Remove the existing watch plating and take the case to base metal (looks like brass) Polish/clean etc, Nickle plate (I assume this is needed?) Clean etc Gold plate PS: I appreciate every set up is different but if there is any other general advice/rules-of-thumb etc on plating, this would be greatly appreciated; voltage, current, duration etc....
Hi all, I have a Bulova sine plate with integral rotary table. It doesn't have any locking features for the plate so I don't think it was used for machining. The rotary can be locked and it does accept a dovetail block that can be clamped in place. Has anyone seen another, know what they were used for or when it might have been made? Thanks, henryr
Hi Can anyone help me with this problem? I have a size 12 american pocket watch that has what appears to be the wrong screw in the nickle barrel plate. I need to remove it. It won't turn left or right, the head doesn't protrude far enough to grab it with a pin vice.