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  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 6, 2018

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    Indeed, I also don't get why people think faded bezels are a good thing. Why would people pay extra for a faded bezel - it makes no sense to me.
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 6, 2018

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    I don't think people pay *more* for a faded bezel, but any watch is more valuable with original parts, so the fact it's original, even if faded, would command a higher price. Of course, lots of us do think that faded bezels look nice as well.
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 6, 2018

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    Come off it... faded bezels and tropical dials put your otherwise bog standard Rolex into big money territory.
     
  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 6, 2018

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    I don't know that I'd pay extra for one, but a slightly faded bezel can look pretty nice on a vintage watch. It'd look strange as a reproduction though

    Tropical dials do for sure, but I don't think I've seen faded bezels drive values that much. I don't pay attention to the Rolex market though as it bores me
     
  5. elbeik

    elbeik Oct 7, 2018

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    Overhyped; you can thank hodinkee for that.