Zenith Chronomaster CaseBack Display Window Popped Out

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    Zenith Chronomaster CaseBack Display Window Popped Out

    I own a Zenith El Primero Chronomaster with the display case back.

    Unfortunately, for the second time since I've owned the watch, I dropped it on a hardwood floor.

    The display window in the case back popped out both times. Both times I was able to hand press it back into the case back.
    The first time, the window stayed in place for many years.

    So I have two questions:

    1. Is hand pressing the window back in sufficient or was I just lucky it stayed in for a long time?
    2. Is a solid case back made for this watch?

    If there's already a thread on these issues, please direct me to it - the search did not reveal anything.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Zenith Chronomaster CaseBack Display Window Popped Out

    I should also add that the model is: #02.0240.410/01. Purchased in 2001 from a well-known dealer in Switzerland.

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    Re: Zenith Chronomaster CaseBack Display Window Popped Out

    Got back from the watch repair shop that serviced it many years ago.

    After examining the watch, he said it has a fiber gasket that acts like a shim to keep the window in place. As long as the window is seated flatly and not at an angle, it would be good to go.

    Needless to say, this watch isn't going anywhere near water...

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    Re: Zenith Chronomaster CaseBack Display Window Popped Out

    Welcome to Watchuseek! I am afraid that I can't say much on the subject, other than point out that dropping watches on hard floors is never a good idea.....!

    Other than that, I am not sure how they get those things into the steel rim in the first place but it appears that no special tools are necessary. If you managed to press it in and it stayed in place, that appears good enough.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Zenith Chronomaster CaseBack Display Window Popped Out

    I second the, Don’t drop your watch on any hard surface, idea.

    Im glad no mayor damage happened

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