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No doubt my post will be moved .
Any way many years ago i had a nickle plating kit, all bought over the internet.
I got pretty good with it, on rough and worn out cases, anything that was made of brass.
I was given a Ingersol Yankee pocket watch, not worth anything at all , even the dial was torn, i wish i had done some before pictures.
After i cleaned serviced the movement, polished out the worst of the marks, it was starting to look not too shaby.
I Copied another dial i had on my scanner, printed it out on sticky backed gloss paper ,i was impressed, dam good even if i say so my self.
This was all 10 + years ago & ive still got the pocket watch, picture attached , i hope , what has surprised me is i have never had to polish it, i
remember it being a bright nickel plating compound.
Has anyone else had any sucsess with there own home plating , i would love to know what you are all using & where to get it nowa days.
Does anyone else have any pictures of their pocket watch cases they have restored.


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Nice job. I have a quite similar one but with a black band round the indices. It hasn't been wound since the late eighties and now when wound it ticks for a bit, stops and starts intermittently.

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