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The perfect watch specification
From a technical point of view, based on the 7 factors included in this article, we can now summarize the perfect watch specification for replating a watch with gold:
a. Removal of all of the old plating, scratches and surface imperfections including all pits.
b. Refinish and repolish of entire watch surface.
c. Underplated with a layer of bright copper.
d. Underplated with a layer of bright nickel.
e. Gold plated thickness of 5-7 microns on primary surface, 3-4 microns of gold in all recessed areas of the watch case.
f. Gold hardness of 110 knoop to 130 knoop (based on specification MIL-G-45204C grade b).
g. Color of gold plating to match original manufacturer specifications.