Are Bezels On Rolex Submariner and GMT Master Watches Interchangeable?

 
Alexandru I. from Bucharest, Romania asks:

I bought a Rolex GMT-Master II black uni bezel ref 16700 . Can I change the bezel for an another one such as the Pepsi bezel? It is interchangeable, or it is specific for the model black or bi-color?!

Technically the bezels on most "same" model Rolex watches are interchangeable. That means if you have two otherwise similar Submariner or GMT-Master models (same case styles) but with different color bezels the parts should be able to be swapped out. We can't say this with certainty for every single Rolex model, but for the most part the components should be able to work with one another.

Your problem will be getting the right parts. As far as we know Rolex does not sell individual parts such as bracelets and bezels - even to many third-party watch repair specialists. They don't exactly encourage this behavior as they like to keep a consistent look for their products. Sure you could find parts online, but be careful that they authentic and in good condition. So assuming you were able to get all the right matching parts, you could probably change out the bezels just fine.


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