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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    The U.V. content of light is the main factor though some of them don't like bleach either.

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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    You see this fading affect on a lot of older watches. They have been exposed to UV for a large proportion of their life, especially those in hotter climates. I do wonder though, if modern paints have increased the the UV resistance or is simply an age thing? I've bleached bezel inserts before to achieve a similar look.

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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    Ultraviolet rays can break down the chemical bonds and thus fade the color(s) in an object - it is a bleaching effect.

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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    there is a reason why Ceremic Bezels are premium.... they don't fade a much.

    anyother type of colored bezel.... sure fade, due to the material used.
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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dec1968 View Post
    Did someone say faded bezel?


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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitershadeofpale View Post
    That watch has more miles on it than Willie, Steve Earl, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Townes Van Zandt combined. But it keeps on keeping on.
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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    It's all about the spectrum absorption properties of the pigment/color, red looks red because it absorbs the most blue light - blue is also the highest energy wavelength in the visible spectrum, thus more damaging. Blue light is also supposedly bad for your eyes (google "blue light hazard"), but natural sunlight is the strongest source of blue light we encounter on a daily basis, and yet not everyone goes blind with age/exposure. Just like the bezel fade, it doesn't do your eyes any favors, but your click spring and insert will still be there and keep on clicking :P
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    Re: What causes pepsi bezels to fade?

    Quote Originally Posted by M1K3Z0R View Post
    It's all about the spectrum absorption properties of the pigment/color, red looks red because it absorbs the most blue light - blue is also the highest energy wavelength in the visible spectrum, thus more damaging. Blue light is also supposedly bad for your eyes (google "blue light hazard"), but natural sunlight is the strongest source of blue light we encounter on a daily basis, and yet not everyone goes blind with age/exposure. Just like the bezel fade, it doesn't do your eyes any favors, but your click spring and insert will still be there and keep on clicking :P
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