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It's A Trap! 06-05-2017 04:21 PM

How to clean this brass pocketwatch?
 
Pretty sure its brass or gold plated. I found this next to the train tracks today and I was wondering how I should go about cleaning it. I dunked it in a bucket of pine sole and water and started scrubbing with a bottle brush. This method has exposed some of the metal but im afraid of using chemicals that might remove the etching

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JOE319 06-05-2017 05:46 PM

Id soak it 3 percent vinegar for a few hours then use a toothbrush on it....that should make some progress

jerr-man 06-05-2017 05:53 PM

Nice find Trap, WTG !

It's A Trap! 06-05-2017 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JOE319 (Post 2789215)
Id soak it 3 percent vinegar for a few hours then use a toothbrush on it....that should make some progress

Sounds like a plan!

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerr-man (Post 2789219)
Nice find Trap, WTG !

Thanks!

It's A Trap! 06-06-2017 09:09 AM

Looks good
 
Soaked it overnight and scrubbed it a bit. The back has flowers and a bird etched on it. You can still see where the "12" is on the front of the watch

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JOE319 06-06-2017 10:43 AM

Getting there...Looking Good


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