I see so many put together and "customized" watches in europe that I'm not that surprised at the increasing amount of "faded" and 'weathered" bezels out there.
As long as original Rolex, so be it..
But in all honesty, makes finding an un-scratched and un-damaged/faded bezel (long 5 for example) that much more difficult and desirable, and definitely exciting
So fade away you customizers!!