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    Planet Ocean 2500 Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by GTTIME View Post
    Bezel insert:



    Bezel assembly:



    There is a huge difference between the two and the method of swapping them.
    Right I know but doesn't the insert simply pop right off the bezel like the submariner. I would Imagine omega makes some pretty high quality parts that won't crack when swapping back and fourth. The bezel assembly cost as much as $600


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    Re: Planet Ocean 2500 Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Moswissa View Post
    Right I know but doesn't the insert simply pop right off the bezel like the submariner. I would Imagine omega makes some pretty high quality parts that won't crack when swapping back and fourth. The bezel assembly cost as much as $600


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    Omega doesn't sell the insert. That's a cheap knock off.


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    Re: Planet Ocean 2500 Appreciation Thread

    Like I said before the final call is yours all we are highlighting is what people generally do.

    All my advice and it is purely that is born from experience and yes I have buckled a bezel insert and it was costly mistake. I was doing it DIY and only found out when I tried to refit and things did not align as they did before - wasn't huge but it was enough to make a difference. So just passing the on some friendly advice.

    The swap you mention between variants brings added complications as highlighted especially if ceramic is involved. Reality is these watch parts are not designed to be popped on and off on a regular basis or they would be much easier to do trust me.

    Either way it's your call it is after all your watch to do what you wish, we are just highlighting the potential risks.

    Jump if you must, but if you do then do so with your eyes open.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz44 View Post
    Like I said before the final call is yours all we are highlighting is what people generally do.

    All my advice and it is purely that is born from experience and yes I have buckled a bezel insert and it was costly mistake. I was doing it DIY and only found out when I tried to refit and things did not align as they did before - wasn't huge but it was enough to make a difference. So just passing the on some friendly advice.

    The swap you mention between variants brings added complications as highlighted especially if ceramic is involved. Reality is these watch parts are not designed to be popped on and off on a regular basis or they would be much easier to do trust me.

    Either way it's your call it is after all your watch to do what you wish, we are just highlighting the potential risks.

    Jump if you must, but if you do then do so with your eyes open.

    Good luck

    Cheers


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    I really appreciate the advice. For now I'm 50/50 on it. Glad I stopped by here for advice. I don't wanna mess up my watch in any way even if it's a minor difference. I would regret it. I'm not going to do this myself. This all falls on the mercy of my watch maker so maybe I'll keep looking and find someone who has done it before but trust me it's rare


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    Planet Ocean 2500 Appreciation Thread

    eBay is your friend bezels (complete) come up from time to time - that's where I got my 'replacement from and cheaper than Otto. Swapping the bezel complete is not perfect but it's the best way I would go - but that's me once bitten......

    Cheers


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    Re: Planet Ocean 2500 Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Moswissa View Post
    Right I know but doesn't the insert simply pop right off the bezel like the submariner. I would Imagine omega makes some pretty high quality parts that won't crack when swapping back and fourth. The bezel assembly cost as much as $600


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    It's not supposed to pop off, and when it does the lume pip can fall out. Mine popped out once when the bezel was removed by a watchmaker with the wrong tool, and using a press to put the insert back into the bezel resulted in cracked paint on the insert - he had to buy a new bezel.

    PS: People swap inserts on the Rolex GMT II all the time, but the Omega insert isn't designed to be swapped like the Rolex ones.
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    Re: Planet Ocean 2500 Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DocJekl View Post
    It's not supposed to pop off, and when it does the lume pip can fall out. Mine popped out once when the bezel was removed by a watchmaker with the wrong tool, and using a press to put the insert back into the bezel resulted in cracked paint on the insert - he had to buy a new bezel.

    PS: People swap inserts on the Rolex GMT II all the time, but the Omega insert isn't designed to be swapped like the Rolex ones.
    Yeah I'm just not going to even bother with this idea anymore. Too much risk for a watch I really value. It's my first and only expensive watch so I guess I'll keep the orange.


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    Re: Planet Ocean 2500 Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Moswissa View Post
    Yeah I'm just not going to even bother with this idea anymore. Too much risk for a watch I really value. It's my first and only expensive watch so I guess I'll keep the orange.


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    Here is a photo of the cracked paint after putting the lume pip back in and pressing the insert back into the bezel, which torqued the insert and made the paint crack.
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