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    New ProDiver, bezel change question

    I just received my ProDiver in the mail today, and I'm very impressed. What a super looking watch! I gave my U1 to a buddy just back from Iraq, and I wasn't sure if the PD would fill the shoes, so to speak. I wanted to try the PD after reading so many great things about them. I bought the black dial with black hands version, along with the black bezel, red bezel, and two tone bezel. It's currently wearing the black bezel, but I'd like to swap it out. I watched the bezel change video, but I'm not sure if I need a special watch tool, or just a small pocket knife. The knives I've looked at seem too thick to get between the bezel and case. Any help? I can't wait to size the bracelet as well, so I can start wearing this baby!

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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    Good luck with you PD, I love mine. I have not tried to change the bezel, it looks easy on the video. Let us know how you make out.
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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    Thanks, SlipKid.

    You're right, the video makes it look so easy. I'm sure it is, once you get the hang of it. I wish there was a bit more info on the video, though.

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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    Can't say I've done it myself - the video certainly makes it look easy - I was exceptionally surprised how much I liked the two / tone OEM bezel in person compared to the pictures - I was certain I was going to prefer the all black bezel, but I've decided to stick with the regular bezel - I think it makes the watch look more unique.
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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    I changed the bezel on my Stowa Seatime. If you have a swiss army knife, something on there should work. I did put the tape on also like the video showed. Pretty easy really, you just need something thin but firm enough to pop off the bezel. Butter knife might even work. Just take your time and go slow. It's cool to be able to change them. I am thinking about ordering the yellow one, just for some splash on occasion.

    Also, that was a nice thing you did for your friend in the service. The U1 is a heck of a watch, I know I love mine every time I look at it an put it on. Glad he made it back safe and please thank him for his service.
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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    I popped into a jeweler's today and had the bracelet sized. I asked the girl who sized it if she could change the bezel as well. She got a scared look and said "I'll give you the tool and you can try!". I changed it myself, and replaced the black with the two tone. I agree with surfguy, the two tone gives a unique look. I have the red bezel as well, which is really cool, and look forward to picking up the blue one. Thanks guys, I love this watch!

    scm64, I loved my U1 as well, and miss it already. My buddy is in the Special Forces and is going to Afghanistan in January. For his sacrifice and commitment, I wish I could do more.
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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    Glad to hear you had no trouble with the change. You are now the expert in bezel changes, we will now defer all bezel change questions to to.
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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    You had better be bowing your head when directing your lowly comments toward the the Bezel Change Expert! Lower, peon, and maybe I'll advise you some day!

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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    Hey guys, I did the bezel change vid. You need a sharp knife, because the tolerance between the bezel and case is tight (good job Jorg!), so you need a fine edge to get into the gap, but then when you work the blade under the bezel in a roicking motion, the thickness of the blade will start to lift off the bezel, then twist the blade and "pop". Its off. I used a Swiis Army pocket knife, no problem.

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    Re: New ProDiver, bezel change question

    Nice job on the vid, Mark. If I hadn't seen it, I would never have given it a shot.
    Thanks for the advice on the knife as well.

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