Keaton Keller used the $399 service from WatchPlate.com to turn his stainless steel Apple Watch gold.
The company uses 24k gold and applies a coating about 35 microns thick onto your Apple Watch. This is apparently above the industry standard of 5-6 microns.
Frequent cleaning is recommended to maintain the beauty of your gold plating. Regularly wipe your Apple Watch carefully with a soft cloth to keep it clean and free of elements which can oxidize. With proper care, the plating will last for years, but if you do need it to be retouched, we will replate your watch for a flat fee of $199 per replate.
The process involves dipping the watch in about 3 inches of fluid for about 20 minutes total.
This is much easier on the watch than Apple’s recommended maximum of 3 ft submersion for 30 minutes. That being said, because this is a new service, we don’t know how Apple’s warrantee policies could change regarding gold plating. Nonetheless, in the unlikely event that our gold plating comes off or shows signs of imperfection within the first 30 days, we will repair the plating to our high standards of quality. Thereafter, we will re-plate your watch for a flat rate of $199.00 for as long as you own the watch.
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