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Old 17 April 2019, 01:28 AM   #1
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Colour of Rolex White Gold

I thought i'd upload a couple of pix today as the light really makes the difference when trying to show the colour of WG v stainless steel.

And now taking photos I realise I need to wipe my watch as its got fingerprints all over it ...sigh!





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Old 17 April 2019, 02:00 AM   #2
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Love the combination of polished and brushed look. Nice


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Old 17 April 2019, 02:11 AM   #3
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Wow great watch! Nice pics.

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Old 17 April 2019, 05:53 AM   #4
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Gold is “gold color” but can be alloyed with other metals to mask or change the gold color - eg to produce rose or pink gold, white gold. While beautiful, some white gold “yellows” over time and is often plated at that point with rhodium which retains its whiteness. I know from experience Patek Phillippe in NYC often does this when white gold watches are serviced



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Old 17 April 2019, 06:10 AM   #5
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That’s a beautiful watch. Tried on the same one in Belgium this weekend but it was unfortunately out of my budget. Absolutely love the dial contrast with the white gold.
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Old 17 April 2019, 06:25 AM   #6
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That watch is sure good looking
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Old 17 April 2019, 06:36 AM   #7
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Spotted one of these on the Underground today.. immediately stands out as WG. Definitely a special watch.

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Old 17 April 2019, 06:38 AM   #8
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Gold is “gold color” but can be alloyed with other metals to mask or change the gold color - eg to produce rose or pink gold, white gold. While beautiful, some white gold “yellows” over time and is often plated at that point with rhodium which retains its whiteness. I know from experience Patek Phillippe in NYC often does this when white gold watches are serviced



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Rolex WG is not rhodium plated.
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Old 17 April 2019, 07:32 AM   #9
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Rolex WG is not rhodium plated.
Nor are Pateks since 2008. Like Rolex they now use grey gold.
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Old 17 April 2019, 08:05 AM   #10
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Gold is “gold color” but can be alloyed with other metals to mask or change the gold color - eg to produce rose or pink gold, white gold. While beautiful, some white gold “yellows” over time and is often plated at that point with rhodium which retains its whiteness. I know from experience Patek Phillippe in NYC often does this when white gold watches are serviced



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Thought Patek didn't do rhodium plate newer watches. I really really like my 5168g but would be perfect if it was Pt. Love the much whiter and heavier look/feel of Pt.
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Old 17 April 2019, 08:12 AM   #11
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They rhodium plated my 5034 two years ago. Looks great.
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Old 17 April 2019, 08:43 AM   #12
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White gold is much warmer than steel but to be honest unless you know the reference or have steel and WG watches side by side most people would think it’s steel except for something like a Day-Date whose shiny white gold bezel makes it obvious that it’s not steel.
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Old 17 April 2019, 10:18 AM   #13
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Honestly who cares if people knows it’s gold or SS. One doesn’t buy WG to show off.
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Old 17 April 2019, 10:29 AM   #14
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Gold is “gold color” but can be alloyed with other metals to mask or change the gold color - eg to produce rose or pink gold, white gold. While beautiful, some white gold “yellows” over time and is often plated at that point with rhodium which retains its whiteness. I know from experience Patek Phillippe in NYC often does this when white gold watches are serviced



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That’s correct that white gold will have yellow tone over long period time. I have seen this happens on my 60s era day date 1803.

It gives warmer look and more vintage feel
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Old 17 April 2019, 10:37 AM   #15
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Sure would like to see some Smurfs..
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Old 17 April 2019, 08:11 PM   #17
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Honestly who cares if people knows it’s gold or SS. One doesn’t buy WG to show off.
as the OP I can say I agree 100% with this one. Having had SS, TT and now WG I really don't care who thinks its a the SS over the WG. The "feel" and the "look" are really personal and it was a grail from way back ;o)
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Old 17 April 2019, 08:56 PM   #18
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Great looking watch. There is a difference in the WG and it is special.
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Old 17 April 2019, 09:35 PM   #19
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Gold is “gold color” but can be alloyed with other metals to mask or change the gold color - eg to produce rose or pink gold, white gold. While beautiful, some white gold “yellows” over time and is often plated at that point with rhodium which retains its whiteness. I know from experience Patek Phillippe in NYC often does this when white gold watches are serviced
Rolex WG is not rhodium plated and has its own beautiful hue
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Old 17 April 2019, 09:57 PM   #21
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White gold is really nice!
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Old 18 April 2019, 12:59 AM   #22
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Your photo when color balanced gives the subtle warmer cast in WG compared to the cooler color of SS.



Not everyone’s eye can discern the difference until the two metals are side-by-side.


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Old 18 April 2019, 01:10 AM   #23
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Your photo when color balanced gives the subtle warmer cast in WG compared to the cooler color of SS.



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Yep, it’s definiely warmer
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Old 18 April 2019, 01:21 AM   #24
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That’s correct that white gold will have yellow tone over long period time. I have seen this happens on my 60s era day date 1803.

It gives warmer look and more vintage feel
In my opinion.




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That fluted bezel looks sharp! Very nice piece.
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