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Old 18 May 2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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Smooth platinum bezel question

Seems like the theme on the forum of why they are smooth is because platinum is too hard for tooling.

Someone please correct me if Iím wrong, but I disagree. I think itís because thatís just the look Rolex chose to set it apart easily from a distance.

After all, they have to cut the grooves in the pusher screw downs on the platona, donít they?

Opinions? Does anyone know for sure?
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Old 19 May 2019, 03:28 AM   #2
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The Yachtmaster platinum bezel has a lot of intricate work. Platinum may be harder to work, but Rolex can do it.
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Old 19 May 2019, 03:31 AM   #3
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I can't imagine it's a technical production limitation. More likely design decision by Rolex


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Old 19 May 2019, 05:14 AM   #4
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Definitely a design choice. They even make crowns and pushers of platinum and the yacht master bezel like someone mentioned. Of course they could make a platinum fluted bezel.
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I can't imagine it's a technical production limitation. More likely design decision
Seems reasonable.
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