Thoughts on gold plating your SS watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by pragmatous, May 5, 2015.

  1. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    I saw this article the other day. http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/04/gold-apple-watch-diy/ - for $399 you can add .35micron gold plating on your SS iwatch.

    No one is sure if it'll void the warranty or even how long plating will last. They say for 199 they will re-apply it if it wears off. They recommend maintenance on the watch if you gold plate it.

    There is also the $4200 option but not sure who would do that one.:eek:

    So what are your thoughts? Would you do it? Think it's worth it? Do you think apple will honor the warranty even though it was dipped in gold for 20minutes?
     
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    That one looks good, but all other methods look tacky.
     
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  5. pragmatous thread starter macrumors 65816

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    K I'm not going to zombify an old thread that I didn't see 5 pages back.

    What are your thoughts? Would you do it? Which method? the 399 one or the 4200 one?

     
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    The last post in that thread was this morning. I hardly think that adding to it would be considering necro-posting.
     
  7. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    idk why you would unless you need it for a rap video :rolleyes:
     
  8. sotie macrumors 6502

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    I think you should pick the $4200 method for sure.
     
  9. zmunkz, May 5, 2015
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    It will void the warranty including AppleCare, I had a long conversation with them about this point.

    I am doing the $399. The guy runs a plating shop for motorcycle parts and cars and stuff, so he does an extra thick coating later compared to jewelers. I don't know if there is any difference in the equipment, but he seems to be able to do it cheaper overall and images he's posting look pretty solid. The biggest thing to weigh is the warranty
     

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