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    Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    I know I know you'll say poor su.ker got the Invicta and now he has a problem...

    It's actually working fine, but the bezel is notoriously difficult to turn.

    Is there a way to lubricate the bezel? Can I put WD-40 on it or something to make it easier to turn? Has anyone ever attempted a stunt like this?

    I use bezel A LOT and this is a big deal for me.

    Thanks for all the help folks.

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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Quote Originally Posted by duke4c View Post
    I know I know you'll say poor su.ker got the Invicta and now he has a problem...

    It's actually working fine, but the bezel is notoriously difficult to turn.

    Is there a way to lubricate the bezel? Can I put WD-40 on it or something to make it easier to turn? Has anyone ever attempted a stunt like this?

    I use bezel A LOT and this is a big deal for me.

    Thanks for all the help folks.
    I believe that Invicta uses a plastic insert under their adjustable bezels. If so stay away from WD-40 as it is corrosive to most plastics. If you must use a lubricant I would suggest pure silicone. Make sure that it is pure and doesn't contain any distillates which can harm plastic.

    I had a Citizen diver with quite a tight bezel. I found that slowly turning the bezel continuously for about 15 - 20 minutes loosened it a bit.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Got it ... thanks for help.

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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Try some good Lemon or Orange oil. Will not hurt steel or plastic.
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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Where exactly to apply such lubricant? Between beezel and glass or between bezzel and case? Does it matter?

    Will try both anyways but I was curious.

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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Quote Originally Posted by duke4c View Post
    Where exactly to apply such lubricant? Between beezel and glass or between bezzel and case? Does it matter?

    Will try both anyways but I was curious.
    I've never done this but I'd assume between bezel and case duke.
    Good luck!
    Let us know if it works please.
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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Tragic's right. Between the case and bezel and then very, very sparingly. Any excess can be removed using a cannister of compressed air (same as you use to blow dust out of your keyboard) with the pipette attached.

    Again, good luck and please do let us know how this turns out.
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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    If the lube works between the bezel and crystal I think you've got bigger problems btw
    Again, good luck!
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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Ok, sounds bizzare but i did it with cooking oil since there was a fear that WD-40 would cause rust or something. Used Virgin Olive Oil, have applied between glas and bezel (seemd like more logical place to put it) .

    I've left it "lubricated" for 5-10 min, than I've wiped excess using old fashion clenex tissue.

    To work the oil in I started turning the bezzel for about 5 min and now it's a lot better. Mind you turning the bezel after all that oil was no small task, it was VERY slippery.

    So far so good. Trick have appears to work.

    I'll take this one to local pool over the next two weeks and I might report back how it goes.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Is there a way to "lubricate" the bezel on Invicta 8926A?

    Forgot to mention: I'm actually a pretty happy Invicta 8926A camper here... watch holds +9 sec per day steady and no issues so far. I had it since januarry and other than ANOYING hard to turn bezel I actually REALLY like it.

    Braclet however has collected quite a few desk diving scraches, I wish that invicta didn't opt for shining midlle metal link.

    O well... can't argue for 80US.

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