Why does the color of your watch fade?

Many customers aWill the gold watch fade? The answer is yes, the surface of a gold watch will turn black or even fade if it is used for a long time. One very important reason is the material.

Only pure gold material will not turn black or fade. However, most watches on the market are made of stainless steel, with a layer of 18K gold electroplated on the surface.

18K gold is only 75% pure gold, which is 75% gold and 25% alloy of other materials. 24K gold is pure gold with a purity of more than 99%. So since 24K gold can’t fade, why don’t watch manufacturers use 24K gold but always use 18K gold?

This is not to deceive consumers, nor is it to save costs. Because the texture of pure gold is relatively soft, it is easy to change due to external factors, so it is poor in terms of production process and protection. Therefore, the use of 18K gold joins other precious metals to form alloys, which is more superior in terms of performance.

This layer of gold-plated layer is only a thin layer outside the watch, most of which is between 2-10 microns, and because gold watches are unstable and not wear-resistant, the gold-plated layer will fall off over time, and the number of years of fall off It depends on the thickness of the gilded house.

As far as the material of the watch is concerned, fading is inevitable. But we can do a good job of maintenance in our daily life to maintain the color longer.

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