Now I don’t want to appear to be bragging, but I’ll bet you I can
melt and pour an ingot of fine silver, square it up to the right size
on a combo. rolling mill, do all the required annealing of such a
soft metal, and roll out the bezel to any width and thickness I want
in 15 minutes, tops. Straight as an arrow, bezel for days.
Before you go to the book shelf to find the catalog that has the
right size bezel you need, check your watch. Check it again after
you’ve found what you need, and have called the order department and
finished placing the order. I’ll bet you it’s taken at least 15
minutes to accomplish that. Then you wait for it to be sent to you.
Sure, I’ve had a lot of experience rolling out stock on a rolling
mill, but it is definitely NOT rocket science. Rolling out fine
silver is almost like rolling out pasta, it is so soft, and you won’t
even have to pickle it after annealing, because it doesn’t oxidize.
So I don’t buy the argument that rolling out your own bezel is “too
difficult and time consuming”. Learn to do it yourself, and you
won’t go back to that thin bezel stock, I’ll bet you!
Hey, is there anyone out there who can produce bezel faster? What’s
your best time? Let’s have a contest online! Who’s got the fastest
mill in town??