1. rianflynn's Avatar
    Hey Friends,

    My wife loves the look of the gold apple watch, but could never justify spending 10k+ on one, so I gold plated her Stainless steel Milanese apple watch. Well, i actually plated 2! I was going to keep it, but I think i'm going to stick with my 42mm link when it finally arrives, so its hitting ebay. (apple won't accept the return)

    After all the positive feedback on another forum, i decided to launch a site offering the service to anyone with a SS apple watch. Anyway, what do you guys think?
    Attached Thumbnails I gold plated my wife's 38mm milanese apple watch and it looks rad!-p1190133.jpg   I gold plated my wife's 38mm milanese apple watch and it looks rad!-p1190134.jpg   I gold plated my wife's 38mm milanese apple watch and it looks rad!-p1190135.jpg   I gold plated my wife's 38mm milanese apple watch and it looks rad!-p1190145.jpg   I gold plated my wife's 38mm milanese apple watch and it looks rad!-p1190147.jpg  

    05-01-2015 03:12 PM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Very nice pictures.

    As the Milanese Loop is made of incredibly fine mesh, I would have thought any kind of plating would clog up the individual links, or be so thin that it will wear off in no time.

    A video of the plated ML band moving would be really great, if you could post one please?
    05-01-2015 10:33 PM
  3. TheOneRico's Avatar
    This does look pretty awesome. Do you have any idea what the durability of the gold plating that you used is like? And what size is the one you're going to sell?

    I might be interested in a 42mm, but that would really depend upon the durability of the plating. If it starts to peel easily then, in my opinion, it would start to look worse pretty quickly, with no way of fixing it other than having it plated again.
    05-02-2015 03:00 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How many microns of thickness is the plating?


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    05-02-2015 04:13 PM
  5. Nanci's Avatar
    It looks beautiful. I'd like to see it in rose gold!
    05-02-2015 08:00 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    Sweet!!! Great Job


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    05-02-2015 08:32 PM
  7. Bigeric23's Avatar
    That watch looks amazing!
    05-02-2015 10:03 PM
  8. IIJBII's Avatar
    That watch looks great! I'm personally not a fan of gold but this looks fantastic!

    I don't know much about the process but it looks like this will hold up better then cheaper spray can option.

    Can you give some details on the durability of this process without giving away your trade secrets?
    05-03-2015 06:01 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Looks can be deceiving. If it's 1 micron of thickness, it's like costume jewelry. Expensive fine gold plated watches range from 10 to 20 microns. It's my understanding some of these plating services are using 5 or 6 microns. That may or may not be sufficient to last the life of the watch.


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    05-03-2015 09:55 AM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    Personally I am not a yellow gold fan.


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    05-03-2015 10:38 AM
  11. tlo07's Avatar
    It's pretty!

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    05-03-2015 12:06 PM
  12. shief24's Avatar
    It actually looks really great!
    05-03-2015 01:00 PM
  13. cornettbr's Avatar
    Where are these pictures at they aren't showing up on the imore app
    05-03-2015 04:21 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Where are these pictures at they aren't showing up on the imore app
    iMore app or iMore Forum app? They are different.


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    05-03-2015 08:15 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Where are these pictures at they aren't showing up on the imore app
    I'm on the iMore Forum app and the pics show. You must be on the iMore app.
    I gold plated my wife's 38mm milanese apple watch and it looks rad!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1430698975.163072.jpg
    05-03-2015 08:21 PM
  16. cornettbr's Avatar
    Didn't know there was a separate app...
    05-03-2015 08:28 PM
  17. cornettbr's Avatar
    Ok now I got the app... Much easier to browse...
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    05-03-2015 08:32 PM
  18. thebart's Avatar
    Apple should steal your idea!
    05-03-2015 08:40 PM
  19. ela1n3ko's Avatar
    Wow, that looks nice!!
    05-05-2015 08:12 PM

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