Would you keep this tarnish?

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    Would you keep this tarnish?

    Hey everyone, picked this up awhile ago and have been debating whether or not I should keep this tarnish or leave as is. I for one have NEVER seen 14k solid gold tarnish like this before and think it gives it some character, however, I love the bright yellow gleam of gold as well. With the tarnish I doubt anyone would know it was gold by just looking at it. I think I will leave as is but I was curious as to what you all think?
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    Re: Would you keep this tarnish?

    My opinion is I think the nice shiny gold would look good against the patina dial. But I wouldn't polish it. There is some stuff called ez-zest that will lift the tarnish without and rubbing or polishing. Its pretty strong stuff. The proper way to use it is with a pair of tongs, and you can dip it into the solution. It only takes a few seconds to see results, so I recommend doing it in 3 second intervals until you achieve the results you want. I have used this on coins with tarnish that is not very appealing. The stuff is not flamable or anything, I just don't like putting my fingers in it. Once you reach your results, just rinse it under warm water to get the ez-zest off. Just an idea.
    I forgot to add, only dip the case, so make sure the watch is apart.
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    Re: Would you keep this tarnish?

    Oh yea I would never have it polished, I guess I meant just dips or solvents to remove tarnish. I don't want to remove any scratches... just the tarnish.

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    Re: Would you keep this tarnish?

    I'd personally rather polish it than have it like that.

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    Re: Would you keep this tarnish?

    The only thing about polishing gold is it is very soft. It's easy to leave scratches. Possibly a very light hand polish might work but I still recommend dipping the case to avoid any scratches.
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