Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

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    Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    Cheap invicta pro diver 8926. Saw a youtube video using the same watch and removing the cyclops. I try it, hold it for a while nothing happens... lighter not hot enough?
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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    Nope. You'll need a blow torch (like a chefs torch).
    Look up the videos on Youtube - I've never done it myself!

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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spit161 View Post
    Nope. You'll need a blow torch (like a chefs torch).
    Look up the videos on Youtube - I've never done it myself!

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    Bahhhh. I've seen a video of someone doing it with a lighter...
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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    As it is an Invicta, you will melt the case. They take a max temp. of 40 Celsius.

    Use Acetone. But make sure first the bracelet or any other parts `are not plastic!

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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    I misunderstood the OP:
    The best way is to use an Angle Grinder. Start on the caseback, and work towards the Cyclops. If you are careful, you will be able to get the Cyclops in one piece, and then you can use it on a different watch!
    If you fail, just take a new Invicta, and try again! After a couple of tries you should be sucessful.
    N.B.! Be careful when you go through the battery You do not want the content to splatter in your eyes!!

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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    As it is an Invicta, you will melt the case. They take a max temp. of 40 Celsius.
    Are you serious? 40? That's hardly "hot"! Some regions of the world get that high every summer.
    But if you ARE serious, I'd pay good money to watch a watch case melt in the sun... on a dashboard or something.

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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    It is an Invicta. Everything is possible with our favourite Hate Object!

    (My 2 posts were joking. But the Acetone bit is true for most glues. I do not think Invicta is using a better glue than other watch brands!)

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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    I can vouch that acetone and some parallel jaw pliers pops it right off on an Alpha, can't speak to the Incrapta. :-P
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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolis View Post
    Are you serious? 40? That's hardly "hot"! Some regions of the world get that high every summer.
    But if you ARE serious, I'd pay good money to watch a watch case melt in the sun... on a dashboard or something.
    Most people probably drink coffees at about ~95 C / 200 F. I'm not sure 40 does much, in C or F.

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    Re: Removing A Watch's Cyclops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Metlin View Post
    Most people probably drink coffees at about ~95 C / 200 F. I'm not sure 40 does much, in C or F.
    40 degrees C or F shouldn't really do much at all. It'll burn you, but that is about it.
    If the heat could melt your watch, you have more pressing things to worry about!!

    (I realise that Jannes post was a joke, but hey-ho!)


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