Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

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    Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    I am thinking of changing the bezel on a GW-M5600. Is this an easy procedure? I know a strap change is cake. Didn't see anything in the "How To" section

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    Re: Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    Changing a bezel is much easier than changing straps - no fiddly springbars.

    Just take out the four screws and carefully slip the edges of the bezel over the buttons, one side at a time. If you have to, you can soften the bezel up a bit in hot water for putting the new one on.

    There's nothing in the How To section, but if you do a search you'll find quite a few threads on changing bezels in the main forum here.

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    Re: Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    Yes, I agree with DragonJade. It should be no problem.

    I posted my simple step-by-step guide here:
    http://mygshock.com/wiki/Repair_and_...ving_the_bezel

    The thin bit of resin under each button is the weakest spot, so just try no to put too much stress on it. It's usually no big deal unless the watch is many years old and the resin has become brittle. And be careful no to strip the screws too. Those are the main things you need to be a little careful about.

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    Re: Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    Thanks for the tips. Seems easy enough!

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    Re: Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    I think that is easier to do than changing straps...

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    Re: Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    DJ & Riley are right, it's super easy just be careful of the bits that rest under the buttons. I always remove from the recessed adjust button, then the mode button, then the other side comes off at once.

    What model are you replacing? Cause there are some models that require a bit more care. Frogmen seem to have much tighter screws than other G's, silencers have this weird loop thingy, DW-002s & 003's are actually glued on to the case, vintage steel case G's (DW-5000,5200,5600C) can have seized screws that can be easily broken off into the case, and so on & so on.

    edit: The title says m5600, should be super easy swap.
    Last edited by Sherms; February 22nd, 2009 at 01:09.

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    Re: Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    Any idea what other bezels are compatible with GW-M5600?
    Thanks

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    Re: Is it easy to swap bezel on Gw-M5600?

    Only the GW-M56**'s or the GLX-5600, the new GLS-5600 may also be interchangeable but I don't think anyone has swapped one of those yet.

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