An Unusual Bezel

Bezels often fade, or degrade. Some bezels go grey, and some are dipped in bleach to achieve a “Ghost” effect. I have seen blues, on older Speedmasters, and saw a green one last year.

Rolex bezels have been seen in faded brown, but so far I have not seen a brown bezel on a Speedmaster until now:

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This is a later 145.022-69, and so the bezel has the correct, DN90 dropped serif layout.

I just dont know if this face is man induced or through natural aging.