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February 13, 2015 at 5:34 am #49441
My first restoration using gold plate. 22k gold plate automatic Felicia.
February 13, 2015 at 10:00 am #61701
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I can’t tell too much from the photos but it is shiny and that is attractive
I’ve been thinking of venturing into the plating zone myself, so any tips, tricks, equipment recommendations would be appreciated..February 13, 2015 at 11:24 am #61702stevefitzwaterParticipant
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Based on the video that Tom shared awhile back on reverse plating rust off, I was thinking about that also, like replating a bezel for a clock, I would think you would simply reverse the process that Tom shared… correct?February 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm #61703
I dunno Steve, possibly I was thinking at one time about replating some kinda hard to find cases that I have, but I read on various forums that on PW cases, it doesn’t last that long if you try to plate over gold filled, it can begin to flake? Like I say, I haven’t really ventured into it, but I’m split on whether to restore or just polish? When I polish a case, any brassing blends in, obviously it’s a maintenance thing, but also an originality issue.
I do have a couple of very worn cases that I was thinking of practicing on, just to see how it turns out.. I’ll wait for you guys to get kitted up and report backFebruary 14, 2015 at 11:01 pm #61704
Have a look at my youtube vid on these watches, home horology by Blondfellow and there is a vid on the restoration and gilding of a seiko gold watch http://youtu.be/9N7sY54xyUo. Try this link. Tis watch was brush plated, a lot easier and safer than dip plating. Google brush electroplating and there is a lot of good info on the web. The secret os your work must be very clean
February 16, 2015 at 7:01 am #61705
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Nice video, thanks for posting.
What is the wheel that you’re using in the first part to polish the parts?
You make this seem fairly easy but I know that you’ve probably done this before, but still, it gives hope and inspiration to those of us who have yet to delve into the darkness 😆February 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm #61706bernie weishaplParticipant
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Really nice video.February 18, 2015 at 3:21 am #61707
Thanks guys i want to show more videos soon on other watch works. the wheel is a hard buffing wheel. need to get heat for a good scratch remove. I am currently doing an old Handley gold filled watch will post the finished product later when don. having a bit of strife with the balance wheel, stops when I turn it upside down. have to change the jewel and post i think.https://www.youtube.com/watch v=0Al61WO0FkQ&index=3&list=PL5XpW36jHFBrcpzWZp8esotmkzLfHy9NQ here is another vid on a ETA I assemble. you will see how much of a bushman I am. It has music in the back ground and youtube say it will not be shown in some countries for copyright, hope you guys can see it.February 18, 2015 at 4:36 am #61708willofiamModerator
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excellent, I need to look into some of those processes, someday I hope 🙄 …I wish I had 30 hours in a day William
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