What has happened to this GMT-bezel?

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What has happened to this GMT-bezel?

Robbe1675
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Robbe1675
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Joined: April 21st, 2007, 10:15 am

March 6th, 2018, 12:07 pm #1

Anybody any idea what has happened to this gold 1675 gmt bezel?
It has small craters to the surface, like a sort of corrosion. But it is gold...weight exactly the same as another bezel I have (forgot, but something like 3.4 grammes or so), so not likely to be a steel bezel with a very, very thick layer of gold on it.

Could it be a fake bezel in real gold with craters from the melting and forming process?
Anybody seen this before?



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Joined: April 18th, 2015, 8:07 am

March 6th, 2018, 10:19 pm #2

Does it have four indents? If so then it is an old trick to have the insert expand to make more contact with the glass retaining ring
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lodewieke
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March 7th, 2018, 12:28 am #3

Lee is right,that's why it was done.
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