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  1. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 27, 2016

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    (As suggested by another member...)

    Lets see 'em

    This one I attached to my re-cased MkII, picked up on ebay for nothing some years ago.

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  2. shane0mack

    shane0mack Jun 27, 2016

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    Not a total ghost bezel -- maybe half a ghost.
     
  3. Optimizer13

    Optimizer13 Jun 27, 2016

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    Love ghost bezels [emoji7] great thread @Spacefruit

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  4. Pahawi

    Pahawi Jun 27, 2016

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    One of mine on a 105.002:
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  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 27, 2016

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    This 145.022-74 was one of the more attractive ghosts I've ever laid eyes on, and has since found another home.

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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 27, 2016

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    My 105.003 also has just the slightest ghostery beginning to come over the bezel, but is hard to photograph in the wrong lighting conditions.

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  7. traf

    traf Jun 27, 2016

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    I never believed in ghosts before I saw these:

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  8. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 27, 2016

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    one day...

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  9. earth38

    earth38 Jun 27, 2016

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    Very nice bezels.
    I read somewhere that ghost bezels can be achieved by bleaching them with chemicals. Detach the bezel, soak with bleach for a few minutes and voila. I never tried it but seems interesting!!
     
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  10. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 27, 2016

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    then wait for the following thread -

    HELP - I tried to make my bezel a Ghost Bezel using chemicals

    Lets leave that one there huh!
     
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  11. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 27, 2016

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    Yes the Rolex boys do it....and you remember the spate of grey telemetre speedmaster bezels last year? I suspect they might have had help.

    I have not tried it. My Rolex friend tells me that you have to check the reverse of the insert which should be a darker colour as it is not exposed to the fading influence. Be it light, UV or environment.

    Where upon he flipped the bezel off his watch and clicked out the insert - something we speedmaster owners cannot do so easily. Speedmaster inserts by themselves are not service replacements, only the entire bezel. Once a bezel insert is separated from the steel ring it is hard to get it to stay back without glue. (In my experience).

    All these little tricks the Rolex boys have used for years I expect to infect our world as prices rise.
     
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  12. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jun 27, 2016

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    No ghost bakelite, but serves as a good comparison for the SSS ans Red Sub. 20160627_131747.png
     
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  13. PaulC77

    PaulC77 Jun 27, 2016

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    105.003 grey on grey

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  14. toddle321

    toddle321 Jun 27, 2016

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    Still have the bezel, but miss the watch :(
     
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  15. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jun 27, 2016

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    You guys are too funny. Believing in ghosts at your age. This is a true ghost bezel. As ghosts does not exist.

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  16. Chye

    Chye Jun 27, 2016

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    105.002!
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  17. rollingrevolver

    rollingrevolver Jun 27, 2016

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    Unfortunately I've never had a grey bezeled speedy, but I did have this one. Still miss it sometimes..

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  18. nsumner

    nsumner Jun 27, 2016

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  19. themattedial

    themattedial Jun 27, 2016

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    Fading to grey to match the strap

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  20. BeaumontMillerII

    BeaumontMillerII Jun 27, 2016

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