Apple may have discontinued its solid gold Apple Watch Edition back in 2016, but that hasn't stopped some keen do-it-yourselfers from filling the void.

24 karat gold apple watch
YouTube stars Casey Neistat and JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson have teamed up to dip an Apple Watch Series 4 in 24-karat pure gold -- the Apple Watch Edition used 18-karat gold for comparison, but it was solid, not just plated. Bonus: unlike the $10,000-and-up Apple Watch Edition, this one can even run watchOS 5.


The process involved placing the Apple Watch in an electro-cleaner solution to make it hydrophilic, dipping it in an acid solution to etch the chrome out of it, priming it with some gold filament, and then placing it in the gold-plating solution.

For the rest of us, gold-tinted aluminum or stainless steel options will have to suffice.

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Top Rated Comments

A MacBook lover Avatar
63 months ago
Why is that guy wearing sunglasses in an indoor video? He doesn’t realize how dumb it looks? This is insufferable.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PieTunes Avatar
63 months ago
Well that's unnecessary...
As are most things done on YouTube :D
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
63 months ago
Ahh, yes, Casey Neistat. Just my own observation, I find his content utterly annoying, I know he’s creative, and artistic, just his overall personality/demeanor vexes me.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
63 months ago
Well that's unnecessary...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kabeyun Avatar
63 months ago
Chemists reading this thread must be having a conniption at the inaccuracies in this video and this report, starting with the fact that the watch is not being “dipped in liquid gold.” This is garden variety electroplating, which they do state in the video, but “dipped in liquid 24 karat gold,” even though wrong, sounds so much more clickworthy.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fel10 Avatar
63 months ago
The guy made the video almost unwatchable
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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