A funny thing about plating: usually the 3-layer copper/nickel/chromium process will have better adhesion. But on brass, the chrome will adhere well by itself, and its thinness will keep it from flaking off, especially on a satin finish. The thicker finish behaves similarly to paint, in that once it starts to come off, it can peel off. The direct plating is not thick enough to peel.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.