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Seven Factors for Highly Effective Watch Replating, Part 4

Successful Watch Replating Now that we have a basic introduction to the electroplating process, lets examine the key issues that contribute to successful watch replating. From the author’s opinion and experience there are 7 basic factors that will impact the overall beauty, luster and long term durability of your replated watch. In reality there are […]
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Seven Factors for Highly Effective Watch Replating, Part 3

Electroplating 101 First a little background on the electroplating process and its basic concepts. Electroplating can be defined as the deposit of a very thin layer of metal “electrolytically” to a base metal to enhance or change its appearance. Electroplating is done in a liquid solution called an electrolyte (fig.a), also known as a “plating […]
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Seven Factors for Highly Effective Watch Replating, Part 2

Electroplating Services Before we get started on the discussion of the basic technical issues, we should provide a little background about electroplating services in general. First, if you intend to have a watch replated you should deal with only a qualified electroplater who has the appropriate amount of experience (at least 10 years). Unlike any […]
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Seven Factors for Highly Effective Watch Replating

Introduction One of the most confusing issues for an owner of a vintage or heirloom watch in need of replating, is sorting through all the confusing and unfamiliar technical terms that are used to describe plating thickness, quality standards and best practices. Navigating through all of this seemingly contradictory data can be very frustrating even […]