Vintage Refurbished [ℹ]
Polaroid SX-70 Gold Folding Instant Film Camera
Last year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Polaroid SX-70 format, we released a very short run of 50 24k gold-plated SX-70 instant cameras.
This is not one of those cameras. But it's close.
This camera is a one-of-one prototype created during that project. While developing our gold plating procedure we built a small number of cameras, one to test each perspective plating finish for the final production run. This camera is plated in 24k gold, but — unlike the production run which was shiny — has a unique matte finish.
The camera is built using freshly refurbished components from vintage Polaroid SX-70 cameras. It has been completely disassembled, repaired, cleaned, stripped of its original chrome plating and plated in 24k gold. It is finished in new, black leather skins.
Because this camera uses genuine, vintage parts that are up to 50 years old, there will be signs of wear visible beneath the gold plating. Gold plating is considered to be a "living finish" which means it is subject to the effects of weather, moisture, air and natural oils from the skin causing it to change in appearance. Over time, the finish can oxidize and develop a patina. To decrease these effects, take special care in cleaning and handling your camera. Do not use cleaners that are designed for other metals. The best way to polish the camera is to use a soft cloth and no moisture.
Plating specification: MIL-G-45204; 99.7% purity
Note about returns, warranty and modifications:
Congruent with our standard return policy, returns will be accepted within 14 days of receiving the camera. Due to the limited nature of this camera, any returns will incur a 10% restocking fee. The camera must be in unused condition with all original packaging and packaging components intact and undamaged.
We are not accepting requests for modifications to this camera, including but not limited to 600 conversions, button color replacements or leather replacements.
The camera is covered under our standard 90-day warranty.
This is a genuine piece of vintage retro tech - refurbished and restored by Retrospekt. Our process includes:
- Deconstructing the camera to its base components
- Verifying the form and function of each piece
- Repairing and replacing pieces whenever necessary, but also...
- Retaining original pieces whenever reasonably possible
- Cleaning all optical and viewing components including lenses and fresnels
- Polishing exterior components
- Applying new Italian leather replacement coverings
- Packaging each camera in a specially made box