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Old 06-05-2017, 04:21 PM
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Question 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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Id soak it 3 percent vinegar for a few hours then use a toothbrush on it....that should make some progress
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Nice find Trap, WTG !

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Originally Posted by JOE319 View post
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!

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Nice find Trap, WTG !
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Default 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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Getting there...Looking Good
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