Casey Neistat dipped his Apple Watch in gold and it still works

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Of course Casey Neistat would try this.
Photo: Casey Neistat

YouTuber Casey Neistat found a way to bring back the color gold color option to the new Apple Watch Series 4: dunk it in 24 carat gold.

Apple hasn’t made a gold watch since the Apple Watch Edition was cancelled, so Neistat enlisted JerryRigEverything’s creator to come up with a solution. The entire process is a little bit more complex than just dipping a watch in gold, but it’s also so simple you could do it in your living room if you wanted.

Prepare to be amazed:

 

This is a much more brilliant than the last time Casey turned his cheap Apple Watch gold with some spray paint.

Electro-plating the Series 4 with 24K gold isn’t the same as the Apple Watch Edition that was made entirely of 18k gold, but it’s still a beautiful solution. And it costs way less than the $10,000 Apple Watch Edition.

The fact that the Apple Watch Series 4 still works after the entire electro-plating process is quite impressive. It’s hard to tell exactly how long the watch was submerged in acid and the other solutions with the quick editing of the film and Casey skipped the part where Zack explains why the acid doesn’t eat the watch. The Series 4 is rated as waterproof up to 50m, however, Apple only recommends it be used in shallow water activities.