Originally posted by rg:
A gold filled watch case
is a case made of a lesser metal with gold on the surface, i.e., gold plated or gold filled. When this gold surface wears off, it is said that the case shows "brassing" ( the metal under the gold is showing). Is this correct?
I sometimes see watches advertized not as gold filled or plated but as "solid gold", usually 14k. Does this mean that the watch case is made of gold alloy, lets say gold 14 parts and 10 parts of another metal, created when these metals were melted down and mixed together and then stamped into a watch case. Such a case would never show brassing. Is this correct?[HR][HR]