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    Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    I recently bought a 41mm Seamaster with a polished steel bezel insert.

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    I prefer the look of brushed steel.

    Help!
    How is the insert held in place?
    How is it removed?
    Where can I buy a brushed insert?

    Many, many, thanks,

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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    I don't think there is a brushed one. There's a black one and a white gold one, not sure about anything else
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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    Unfortunately, you need a special tool to remove the bezel, and Omega does not sell inserts separately.
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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwalther View Post
    Unfortunately, you need a special tool to remove the bezel, and Omega does not sell inserts separately.
    I'm still curious about how inserts are held in place. I believe that some use pressure-sensitive adhesive. Also, I have this tool, which is sold as a "Rolex bezel removal tool". Many entire bezels can be pried off this way. But a few cannot? Does anyone know if an entire Omega bezel can be pried off?

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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    Sure mate, you can pop it off with a case back knife or sharp blade.
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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Precise View Post
    I'm still curious about how inserts are held in place. I believe that some use pressure-sensitive adhesive. Also, I have this tool, which is sold as a "Rolex bezel removal tool". Many entire bezels can be pried off this way. But a few cannot? Does anyone know if an entire Omega bezel can be pried off?

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    This tool is for removing fixed bezels, not rotating dive bezels. There are specific tools for removing rotating bezels, and yes you can pry it off with a knife, but I see many damaged bezels and cases all the time from people doing this, so it's not something I would recommend.

    Most bezel inserts are held in by friction, and every Omega insert I have popped out has been a friction fit. As noted, Omega does not sell just the inserts.

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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    If the OP doesn't care about the blacked-in numbers, he could send it to MCWW or IWW and have the bezel bead-blasted. That'd be pretty non-shiny. And they shouldn't have to remove the bezel to do that.
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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    This tool is for removing fixed bezels, not rotating dive bezels. There are specific tools for removing rotating bezels
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    Hi Al,

    Thanks for the info. What does the tool for removing rotating bezels look like?

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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    I believe the titanium version of the same watch has a brushed effect bezel (steel or titanium) but as others mention you have to buy complete bezel not just insert and Otto is probably the only place you can source one if you are luck. Sorry not sure of the model number

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    Re: Seamaster Bezel Insert - How do I remove it?

    Al is probably not referencing the Omega certified combination tool demonstrated in this video.

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