Watch an Apple Watch Get Dipped in 24-Karat Pure Gold

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    Apple may have discontinued its solid gold Apple Watch Edition back in 2016, but that hasn't stopped some keen do-it-yourselfers from filling the void.

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    YouTube stars Casey Neistat and JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson have teamed up to dip an Apple Watch Series 4 in 24-karat pure gold -- the Apple Watch Edition used 18-karat gold for comparison, but it was solid, not just plated. Bonus: unlike the $10,000-and-up Apple Watch Edition, this one can even run watchOS 5.


    The process involved placing the Apple Watch in an electro-cleaner solution to make it hydrophilic, dipping it in an acid solution to etch the chrome out of it, priming it with some gold filament, and then placing it in the gold-plating solution.

    For the rest of us, gold-tinted aluminum or stainless steel options will have to suffice.

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    How cool it would have been to buy the stainless steel band for added measure.
     
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    As are most things done on YouTube :D
     
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    Why is that guy wearing sunglasses in an indoor video? He doesn’t realize how dumb it looks? This is insufferable.
     
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    That’s Casey’s classic look. He wears those glasses in almost every video. :D
     
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    The Apple Watch Edition case was SOLID 18K gold - not just plated like this. And 24K gold is so soft it will show scratches and wear in no time. No comparison here.
     
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    He looks like the goblin offspring of Quentin Tarantino and Willem Dafoe.
     
  10. Relentless Power, May 22, 2019
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    Ahh, yes, Casey Neistat. Just my own observation, I find his content utterly annoying, I know he’s creative, and artistic, just his overall personality/demeanor vexes me.
     
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    I thought the video was kinda interesting. But, as with most things YouTube, I can only handle short doses of the host.

    And I hope they didn't just dump all those chemicals down the drain after the shoot was over.
     
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    Anyone notice that the crown didn’t plate? Or was it just the angle/lighting that made it look that way.
     
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    Casey’s classic look? YouTube celebrities... :rolleyes:
     
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    Why go through all the trouble of plating the watch and leave the band adapters silver?
     
  16. jtara macrumors 68000

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    Not sitting through nine minutes to find out why. Nobody on YouTube can "get to the pernt"...

    Can somebody summarize?
     
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    I can summarize the screen cap for the video: glassy, bloodshot eyes.
     
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    Chemists reading this thread must be having a conniption at the inaccuracies in this video and this report, starting with the fact that the watch is not being “dipped in liquid gold.” This is garden variety electroplating, which they do state in the video, but “dipped in liquid 24 karat gold,” even though wrong, sounds so much more clickworthy.
     
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    I'm assuming they did not plate the crown so the ECG function would still work. Just a guess, though.
     
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    Interesting... Now to just get my hands on some liquid gold and the other chemicals
     
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    The crown didn't plate because it didn't have the electrode connected to it at all. If they wrapped a thin wire around the crown and dipped it in the solution again , it would likely work out just fine.

    I would guess that gold wouldn't do too much to the functionality of the ECG since gold conducts electricity fairly well.
     
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    That's how I feel about every video on YouTube.
     
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    By no stretch of the imagination was anything -

    Dipped in 24-Karat Pure Gold
     

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