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  1. bubu16

    bubu16 Feb 13, 2020

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    Hi Community:

    I noticed that my above Connie is tarnished-getting discolored. Is his normal? I did a quick search and i was made to understand 14K gets tarnished.Opinion please? Thanks
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  2. janice&fred

    janice&fred Feb 13, 2020

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    My guess is you forgot what gold watches look like after a few years in the deep tropics of the Philippines?
     
  3. Caliber561

    Caliber561 Feb 13, 2020

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    It's normal and nothing to worry about. Although there is some surface tarnishing, the material itself will not pit like base-metal watches or early steel cases.
     
  4. lindo

    lindo Feb 13, 2020

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    Tarnish is absolutely normal, and easily removed with a few rubs from a silver cloth.
     
  5. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Feb 13, 2020

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    To be more specific, a rouge cloth. There is another definition of "silver cloth" that means "wrap your silver in this and it won't tarnish so much."

    Tom
     
  6. padders

    padders Feb 14, 2020

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    14k is only 58.5% gold. The other components of the alloy eg copper, silver etc can tarnish as they react with the atmosphere. 9K gold is worse still. 18k doesn’t seem to suffer this as much. It’s only a very thin oxide layer which is slow to form and can be removed easily.
     
  7. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Feb 14, 2020

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    Oooh, love me a bit of tarnished gold ::love::

    I had a gold capped Seamaster once which had the most beautiful tarnish...

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  8. felsby

    felsby I don't see any option in settings or profile Feb 14, 2020

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    It will only get worse. Sell it - to me, for instance :D
     
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  9. padders

    padders Feb 14, 2020

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    2767 bumper? Lovely patina it’s true.
     
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  10. bubu16

    bubu16 Feb 14, 2020

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    Could be Fred. Sierra Madre and Cordillera mountain ranges come to mind (lol).
     
  11. Syrte

    Syrte Feb 14, 2020

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    Patina on gold is beautiful. I wouldn’t touch it.
     
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  12. janice&fred

    janice&fred Feb 14, 2020

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    one of our blushing beauties from the deep tropics :D

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  13. mac_omega

    mac_omega Feb 15, 2020

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    I concur

    never polish this kind of patina away as it takes many years to form...
     
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  14. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Feb 15, 2020

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    A few days ago, a guy showed me how to make it in 3 days ( have not tried it yet).