5512 bezel popping off easily

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5512 bezel popping off easily

Joined: June 20th, 2012, 10:11 pm

July 6th, 2012, 2:33 pm #1

hi, i need help in solving the following please : the bezel on a 70' 5512 is popping off very easily ; with the presure with a nail at 5 oclock. is there a wayto make it firmer?
thanks

Ara
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Joined: January 28th, 2005, 3:12 pm

July 6th, 2012, 3:02 pm #2


An authorized dealers in house watchmaker should have this tool at hand for just such occasions.

http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGdOe0 ... ey%2bmaker
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Joined: June 20th, 2012, 10:11 pm

July 6th, 2012, 5:30 pm #3

Thanks for the info, pretty impressive tool...

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Joined: September 1st, 2011, 4:45 am

July 6th, 2012, 5:45 pm #4

hi, i need help in solving the following please : the bezel on a 70' 5512 is popping off very easily ; with the presure with a nail at 5 oclock. is there a wayto make it firmer?
thanks

Ara
I have the same problem with a 5512 - Is there a less costly solution? (nt)
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Joined: January 17th, 2011, 5:43 am

July 6th, 2012, 6:12 pm #5

Try a new retaining ring. NT.
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Joined: June 20th, 2012, 10:11 pm

July 6th, 2012, 6:17 pm #6

By retaining ring you mean the crystal retaining ring?

Ara
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Joined: January 17th, 2011, 5:43 am

July 6th, 2012, 7:04 pm #7

Yes .. NT
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July 6th, 2012, 7:20 pm #8

Im afraid another problem; like chipped crystal or watertight endless will appear, but I respect your view that the retaining ring also is worn out...

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Joined: January 17th, 2011, 5:43 am

July 6th, 2012, 7:28 pm #9

In my experience, a part that is almost always replaced is the crystal retaining ring. The rim gets worn down from the friction of the bezel on. It will most likely solve your problem. If your concerned about the crystal, replace that too.
Glenn
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Joined: June 20th, 2012, 10:11 pm

July 6th, 2012, 7:31 pm #10

Thanks Glenn, I think it's the less costly way of fixing this problem..

Thanks for your time

A nice week end

Ara
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