Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

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    Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

    I believe the watch found her is the mid sized Titus Calypsomatic (model 7987). https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/60580589

    It is missing the outer dive bezel. Anyone know where a bezel for this watch can be found? Already tried eBay.

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    Re: Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

    You could keep checking eBay and hope for the best, but the odds are against you.
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    Re: Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

    Indeed, Dan, those odds are not good. The bracelet and crown on that watch are what draws me in.

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    Re: Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

    I know, it's so sad. There's a Gallet Flying Officer making the rounds on eBay with the same issue. I guess some people might just wear them without a bezel.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-GAL...0RlQ:rk:3:pf:0
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    Re: Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceankid View Post
    ...It is missing the outer dive bezel.
    If I'd own such watch and loose the bezel by accident, I'd kick it into the bay. Among phantastillions of users are enough who believe that the can find a replacement.

    My best advice: Clean houses until you have the money for ten mint samples of this watch model, or an artist who makes the bezel from scratch. The time to find the part would be orders of magnitude longer, and there is no guaranty for success.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

    Actually, Roland, your suggestion about having an artist make one was something I thought of in the night. There must be companies that would fabricate a bezel if provided with the specs and photographic examples of the original. Much more pragmatic way to replace it than wait for the bezel fairy to arrive. Anyone know of any companies that customize and fabricate bezels?

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    Re: Titus Calypsomatic 7987 diver - bezel replacement

    I went the extra mile by contacting the company to inquire about a replacement bezel (no luck- the old Titus Et Solvil has long since shuddered its doors). I even found two guys who would machine and anodize a bezel at a cost of $1,000. I decided to let it go. I was outbid anyway, so some other chap will have to deal with this issue (if you're reading this, I can provide the names of the individuals who can have a bezel made). As for me, onto greener pastures....

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