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Old 8 April 2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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Old K serial 2002 116520 Daytona with OEM 116500 Ceramic Bezel

This may not be for everyone but I have managed to get hold of a brand new OEM 116500 Ceramic Bezel that came off a 2016 Daytona as it was replaced with a diamond Bezel. I know the Ceramic bezels are pretty much unobtanium so jumped on it when I knew it was available.
Need to get it fitted now and depending upon how it looks it could be a permanent change with the original Bezel going into the box or it may get changed back.
Pic to follow
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Old 8 April 2018, 06:35 PM   #2
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I'm curious how much a ceramic bezel is worth? Can you give me a hint about how much you paid please?

I'm hoping to get a ceramic Daytona this year but I can't make my mind up about the bezel. I know this sound silly, but my thinking is that if I don't like the ceramic bezel I could swap it for a SS version and sell the ceramic version.
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Old 8 April 2018, 08:02 PM   #3
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Keep it original, always the best IMO
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Old 8 April 2018, 08:08 PM   #4
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Keep it original, always the best IMO
I think so too. K Serial Daytona has its own charm with the thin hands-set. Reminiscence of the 16520 but with in-house movement.
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Old 8 April 2018, 09:24 PM   #5
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Not a fan of the ceramic Daytona... definitely prefer the SS bezel.

However, understand it's fun to always have the option to switch up. Do post pics once you sort who can do it best.
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Old 8 April 2018, 10:28 PM   #6
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I’m a fan of the ss bezel not so much the ceramic
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Old 9 April 2018, 02:41 AM   #7
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Is this any better than buying a fake watch off the internet ?

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Old 9 April 2018, 02:44 AM   #8
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iím a fan of the ss bezel not so much the ceramic
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Old 9 April 2018, 02:53 AM   #9
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Itís your watch and do it as u please, Iím all for modifying with OEM parts. Most here say they donít like the ceramic bezel but given the chance to buy a D500 they would in a heartbeat.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:02 PM   #10
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Well, I have given up on Photobucket so here's the pic of the bezel. Just need it fitting now.



I'll post another pic tonight with it laid on the 116520 tonight when I retrieve it from the safe.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:34 PM   #11
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Looks cool, is your watch black dial?

If so, the K serial should have non-shinny sub-dial rings that looks close to 116500ln.

My Y serial 116520 with thin hands also like this, looks much better than the bling sub-dials in late 116520.

My rolex daytona 116520 by T C, 於 Flickr
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:56 PM   #12
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cool find, congrats!


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Old 10 April 2018, 10:14 PM   #13
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Looks cool, is your watch black dial?

If so, the K serial should have non-shinny sub-dial rings that looks close to 116500ln.

My Y serial 116520 with thin hands also like this, looks much better than the bling sub-dials in late 116520.

My rolex daytona 116520 by T C, 於 Flickr
Yes mine is the not so shiny sub dials and skinny hands.

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Old 10 April 2018, 10:18 PM   #14
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Looks like a nos, congrats and wait to see the new look!

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Yes mine is the not so shiny sub dials and skinny hands.

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Not a fan of the ceramic Daytona... definitely prefer the SS bezel.

However, understand it's fun to always have the option to switch up. Do post pics once you sort who can do it best.
Agree!! I prefer my white 116520 over the newer 116500. Just personal preference.
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Old 11 April 2018, 07:18 AM   #16
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Well sure enough the 116500 ceramic bezel fits perfectly on the 2002 116520.




But do I prefer it over the standard Stainless Steel bezel?



No. I'll keep it on for a while and see if my opinion changes but as for now standard classic 116520 all the way!
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Old 11 April 2018, 07:28 AM   #18
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Looks like the bezel overhangs the case of the watch a bit, or is that just the angle of the photo?
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Old 11 April 2018, 08:28 AM   #19
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Looks good but I would be changing the dial out now and done.
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