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Steel Vs. Precious Metals in Watchmaking: All that Glitters is not Gold

Originally published at: https://watchcharts.com/wp/2020/04/21/all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-steel-vs-precious-metals-in-watchmaking/

The history of mankind’s obsession with gold goes back thousands of years. As a noble metal it is inert under most conditions, meaning that objects crafted from gold tend to last a very long time without tarnish or corrosion. It is relatively easy to work with hand-held tools, enabling craftsmen of the pre-industrial era to…