The only "con" I have about my OWC 5517 has been the green lume used on the ceramic bezel.
To my eyes it just didn't match, especially given the great faux patina lume used on the indices and face.
So I thought I'd try a simple mod... add a faux patina to the lumed bezel, as damn, having a lumed bezel is great!
I broke apart an old Maduro cigar and sat it in 2 cups of water overnight. I then placed the OWC into the bowl, hoping the dark colored liquid would dye the bezel. It didn't.
I picked up a box of brown RIT dye at the supermarket. I placed the dye into a glass bowl with 2 cups of water. I then placed the OWC into the bowl. Oh yes, it worked. After 15 minutes or so the bezel lume had adopted a nice, even faux tan color. I left it in the bowl for another 10 minutes, then rinsed off the OWC and left it to dry.
The indices now have a very nice and even faux patina. Not as dark as the indices and hands, but close. Of course I can always reattempt the RIT dye procedure to darken it later.
The change is remarkable
. The watch how has an even more subdued and dare I say elegant appearance.
And yes, the lume on the bezel still glows green all night long.