Your opinion on 2 different sub bezels

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Your opinion on 2 different sub bezels

SBD1
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Joined: May 23rd, 2012, 12:04 am

June 27th, 2012, 3:12 am #1

I've managed to acquire 2 bezels for my PAM 25H. There are many differences between them, which requires an explanation. What do you think?

-Both bezels are legit, but different generations
-One of them is "aftermarket", the other is legit
-They are both wrong...not OEM

I didn't do this as a poll because I want to know your reasoning. I don't just want an answer to my question, I really would like to build on my knowledge of this watch that I love. Thank you for taking time to help me













Additional info:
-The lume pip glows equally on both bezels. It's about the same brightness as the numbers on the dial.
-Neither bezel is magnetic. The rivets are not magnetic on either bezel
-Bezel 'B' has a little extra cut-out near the divet where the nylon bezel ring attaches
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FastSRT8
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June 27th, 2012, 3:57 am #2

What did you want us to comment on? NT
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SBD1
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June 27th, 2012, 5:24 am #3

Yeah, I was looking for insight into why they are different.

Is one of them "aftermarket"? Are they from different generations or models of subs?
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J-F.
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Joined: May 9th, 2009, 11:14 am

June 27th, 2012, 9:14 am #4

I've managed to acquire 2 bezels for my PAM 25H. There are many differences between them, which requires an explanation. What do you think?

-Both bezels are legit, but different generations
-One of them is "aftermarket", the other is legit
-They are both wrong...not OEM

I didn't do this as a poll because I want to know your reasoning. I don't just want an answer to my question, I really would like to build on my knowledge of this watch that I love. Thank you for taking time to help me













Additional info:
-The lume pip glows equally on both bezels. It's about the same brightness as the numbers on the dial.
-Neither bezel is magnetic. The rivets are not magnetic on either bezel
-Bezel 'B' has a little extra cut-out near the divet where the nylon bezel ring attaches
just on the bezel # B the numerals were " turned ", maybe for an estethycal reason
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June 28th, 2012, 2:15 am #5

Any idea why there are so many differences?

-'A' has shiny rivets that appear to have machine-mark swirlies
-'B' has flat rivets that aren't shiny

-'A' has taller rivets than 'B'

-The '45' on the 'A' bezel has a '4' with a flat top.
-The '45' on the 'B' bezel has a '4' that is pointy on top.

-'A' has the numbers packed more closely. There is little space between the '3' and '0' in '30'
-'B' has a lot of space between digits. There is a gap between the '3' and '0' in '30'.

I've been scrubbing the net for images to try to put each bezel with a particular model and generation and I'm having a heck of a time.

Anyone able to match these to specific version of sub?

Much thanks!
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