I saw that YouTube video where a guy paints his Sport Edition Watch with gold spray paint. Is it safe to do this?

Cause if you look at 1:57 of the video the spray goes in the microphone holes. I really wanna do this on my watch too. It looks awesome but I just don't wanna damage my Apple Watch.

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    The people that did that have twitter accounts. Have you asked them how it went? – bmike May 8 '15 at 22:50

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.

Wm. Shakespeare.

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    Beautiful, and so, so true – Sébastien May 8 '15 at 21:22
  • I can't make this answer any better. Well done – bmike May 8 '15 at 22:50
  • The OP is asking if it's possible and safe, you don't answer that. – theonlygusti Jun 29 '17 at 11:29
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    @theonlygusti - I saw no point whatsoever in lending any credence to such a ridiculous idea. Yours is the first downvote in two years, so let's assume no-one else did either. – Tetsujin Jun 29 '17 at 12:02
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    What's with the two-years-late down votes? Tell you what... try it & report back how it went... after all, they're only cheap... – Tetsujin Jun 29 '17 at 19:18

Is it possible to paint your watch gold? yes.

Is it a smart thing to do? questionable.

If you are good at spray painting you could do this.
It is possible that if your spray too much in the right spot, like around buttons, it could leak into the watch.

I would not suggest it because if you have issues with your watch it will void the warranty on your watch because you painted the watch, and looking up your serial number will show the color of the watch. If you don't mind voiding the warranty on your watch and you are really good at spray painting then you can go for it.

Personally, I would not do it.

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    Based on tests involving multiple laps in a pool, I highly doubt spray paint will be able to get inside. Water couldn't, and water is better at that than spray paint. – William T Froggard Jun 1 '15 at 7:15

I would be seriously concerned about the aftermath of the paint-job. It is advisable that you check the water-proof information of the watch. Even though paint is more viscous that water, I personally won't do it. I would still be doubtful about the harm the paint chemicals can do to my hands or the material of the watch itself.

So I advise that we stay happy in what god has given us and not run after fake gold.

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