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99% of those who have the vintageRolex 6542 GMTMaster watch do not wear the watch for fear they risk damaging the original BakeliteBezel as it is prone to break apart shattered in pieces.
So since the original Bakelite bezel is near impossible to find, what many do is to use these aftermarket Acrylic bezel available in complete set each inclusive of Ring, Insert, Spring, and Plexi retaining ring.
Years ago, the Vietnamese were contracted and had produced thousands of these aftermarket bezel assemblies in few variations, calling them as what they are, not original.
BUT then when these aftermarket bezels hit the street, they suddenly became "genuine original" Rolex
Who are the culprits? NOT the Vietnamese for sure.