Ron asked me some details about a Stowa vintage pocket watch.
Discussion seems to fit better here in Stowa than in the vintage
The style of this pocket watch is similar to the current model Stowa
"1938" chronograph with silver dial.
The dial looks white or matte silver. The minute marks look black.
The hands are gold colored. The hour numbers and the "Stowa"
logo are gold colored and appear to be applied. How the numbers
were applied and aligned consistently I don't know. Here you can
imagine you see sharp corners and flat sides on the numbers.
I think given the age of the watch the hands, numbers, and logo
are gold plated. There are gold colored coatings that aren't gold,
for example PVD TaN coating. However, I am pretty sure this
watch predates the commercialization of those deposition
I don't read German, and may have misinterpreted some details
of building the Stowa "1938" chronograph. I understand the "1938"
dial is silver plated bronze with numbers embossed on a very sharp
die to create crisp edges. A benefit is the hour numbers always
have the same alignment and customers never complain about a
gap between the applique and the dial.
Of course the Stowa vintage pocket watch is not the same as the
new Stowa chronograph, but it is nice to trace the heritage.