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thanx guys! appreciated! I will keep you informed! i'am on holiday at the moment!


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@Sogeha

Thank you mate !

I hope to make a better one soon. Found a new gold support and a new template is in preparation

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Some years ago I had some small items gold plated by a working goldsmith. It was quite inexpensive and there are options of using a low carat gold or even an alloy of gold. Would it be an option to get a couple of dials plated like Tempus Machina do and see what they turn out like?

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@Sogeha
A gold plating would be the best option. I need to find a jeweler who accept to make that for me.


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Before you buy a gold plating device, make sure to research the chemicals. The ones that you need to do a good plating are very toxic and can kill you upon contact if handled improperly (Cyanide!). I speak from experience :rolleyes:

 

@Bart Cordell apologies for the delay emailing you back, I was quite busy traveling etc. over the past few months, I'll share some of my results with you soon.

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@slay
Don't worry, I know we are all very busy.
I saw your dial in your last 6538 sale thread. What do you think of the template ?

Yes just read that gold plating is very toxic. I don't project to do it myself ;)


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The listings I was looking at are for a gold plating service, which I think would be cheaper and safer for such a low volume. 

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@Sogeha
No didn't take time to create dials those weeks. Too much work and all my hobby time was taken to repair and service my DW 7750 movement.


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[mention=73322]Sogeha[/mention]

First gold plated dial

 

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Now we are motoring!
Big crown?


wrong thread, I wanted to post in decals dial thread. But yes it's a new dial for my Tonny.


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Changing colors
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Post that in both threads Bart, it's worth the coverage.
Then see if you can get [mention=59902]hologramet[/mention] to do a run of gold plated Tempus Machina dials :-)

There is the Red depth problem...


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I didn't mean by the method you use. If he could arrange with HR to send plated dials and get back the current printing on a gold dial, it would be sweet.

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This is not impossible at all, actually I'll see what I can do for the 809H Tempus Machina dials.. 

The lume will be done by the Vietnamese, and included in the price using tinted Superluminova BGW9... 

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