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Need some advice on what is possible - thinking about buying the blue bezel/silver face santos because I love the textured face and lumed hands, and then doing a swap to a standard bezel.

What do people think of this makeup? Is that possible/do-able?

Here's my quick mock-up:
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When you ask is it possible, do you mean buy the blue PVD Santos and then buy a steel bezel and swap the steel bezel for the blue PVD bezel? If so, that's unlikely. I don't think they will sell you a steel bezel to swap out. If you are talking about a custom piece, call your local Cartier boutique, inquire, and then let us know what they say.
 

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When you ask is it possible, do you mean buy the blue PVD Santos and then buy a steel bezel and swap the steel bezel for the blue PVD bezel? If so, that's unlikely. I don't think they will sell you a steel bezel to swap out. If you are talking about a custom piece, call your local Cartier boutique, inquire, and then let us know what they say.
Yes, I was hoping they would sell me a steel bezel in addition to the blue pvd watch, and I could have my watch guy swap. I might just ask my local AD?

How much might Cartier up-charge for a custom piece like that?
 

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Not sure what the upcharge for a custom piece would be. However, I don’t think they will sell you a steel bezel to swap it with the blue PVD bezel. Many watch companies will not sell extra parts so that people can make a watch that doesn’t exist as production model.

Wishing you lots of luck with your custom idea.
 

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Honor Blackman with the Rolex GMT Master.

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Dang, that is awesome. My goal is 60, with the caveat that I will probably taper down significantly after 55.

Enjoy retirement. If you don't mind sharing, how do you plan to spend your time?
So far I’ve been spending a lot more time with my son, and hiking and fishing a lot. We’re also researching and exploring to find a new place to live. Ultimately a lot more travel will come into play as well.

beyond that, I’m generally taking the attitude that I’m just going to say “yes” go a lot more things than I would when I was “too busy”.
 

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Nice! Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to go aftermarket, not sure of the authenticity of those, but if the gasket fits...
I think it might be a real part though. Santos have been getting more popular for aftermarket “icing-out” and I think the random spare parts available on eBay are a result of replacing the original parts with diamond encrusted stuff.
 

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Left of field: any hifi forums you’d recommend. Rather behind.
 

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