Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Straps, bracelets and parts

Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby SEERCROFT » December 22nd 2013, 2:23am

I love this large WR Croton and its screw-down crown and case-back. Alas the insert is severely damaged:
Outside: 39mm
Inside: 37,5mm

Image

Most insert are:
Outside: 37,4mm
Inside: 30,7mm

Image
User avatar
SEERCROFT
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 81
Joined: December 14th 2013, 3:46am
Location: Estoril (PORTUGAL)

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby jason_recliner » December 22nd 2013, 3:01am

What about a custom blue sandstone insert? Do you have any masonry skills? If not, Unca Mikey should be able to hook you up.
Copyright Reclinervision 2020 Productions. All rights reserved.

If it thinks, it stinks
User avatar
jason_recliner
ASSHAT
 
Posts: 7295
Joined: September 17th 2011, 10:00pm

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby Racer-X » December 22nd 2013, 4:00am

That thing is cool, very Austin Powers. May have to get a bezel custom made or redo the current bezel. Maybe one of the modders could help out. Yobokies, Duarte, Noah Fuller. Found this list of contact info at WUS.

Credit to Isthmus at WUS and not sure these are up to date:

WATCH MODDERS

These are individuals who will perform modifications to your watches. These services are generally parts replacements, however in some cases they may also source parts for you, media blasting, metal work and a few of them also perform movement servicing. Please contact them directly for their specific services and availability, time line and payment estimates.

Duarte Mendonca – North East Watch Works (NEWW) - Rhode Island, USA
info@newatchworks.com
http://www.newatchworks.com/

Noah Fuller – independent – forum member – Ebay seller noahhk - Hong Kong, China
Info: "I can do anything but Bead-Blasting..and dial restoring or re-luming (but I'm looking for an Artist, for that) Sometimes I can find original parts, but mostly I can have parts made, water resistance testing, watches sent for modification, supplying parts, timing, crystal change, most anything to a point."
noahfuller@hotmail.com
http://www.10watches.com/

Petjag – independent – forum member - North Carolina, USA
Info: "I'm a hobbyist for the past 25 years in mechanical and quartz watches, my own collection is mostly Asian, a few Swiss, and the rest "Heinz 57". I work at my own neighborhood shop (in a spare room in our home) and have a complete set of horological tools and a decent parts inventory. I've been a forumer for about 5 years, and have fixed members' watches for over five years so far. I do crystals, case work, movement repairs, chronos, mechanicals, quartz, electrics, etc."
petjag@aol.com

Hans (aka, seikokaki) – independent – forum member - Malaysia
Info: Can source parts via his watchmaker and perform basic modifications to your Seiko's.
seikokaki@yahoo.com
http://www.freewebs.com/the_parts_mart/index.htm

Zami Zahari (aka, Stratman II) – independent – forum member - Malaysia
Info: "In the past I have been able to source Seiko watch parts from Seiko Malaysia (I live in Malaysia).
I've been doing this since Jan 2005 and have lots of references."
stratman2@gmail.com
http://quartzimodo.wordpress.com/

Jonathan Koch (aka, Swedefreak/Mr Seiko) – independent – forum member – Ebay seller jmk500 (Mr.Seiko) - Rochester NY, USA
Info: "Efforts center on vintage Seikos but I will work on watches of all ages. Prefers Seiko but will try to other marques if he can. Can generally source parts. Produces a line of replacement crystals, all made to original specifications, for many of the popular dive watches and chronos as well as many other gent's vintage Seikos. Does case and bracelet refinishing on stainless steel items only. Has added media blasting, as well as swapping out certain dive watch bezel inserts as the supply of genuine Seiko parts dries up."
swedefreak@gmail.com

Michael Newby (aka, Twickersdude) – independent – forum member - Twickenham, U.K
Info: Media blasting, parts sourcing, wild man
michaelnewby@blueyonder.co.uk

Michael Martin (aka, samanator) - Independant - Forum Member -Florida USA, Info: case refinishing..dents, brush, polish, bead blasting, ceramic coating
samanator2002@yahoo.com
User avatar
Racer-X
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 4093
Joined: June 11th 2011, 10:00pm

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby SEERCROFT » December 22nd 2013, 4:32am

Thanks for that list. I know most of them:
A few are never responding to emails.
Most will require 6 months to perform a modding (if they are interested).
Almost all of them limit themselves to easy to mod platforms: Seiko 6309, SKX007, SKX031, SNZH series, Monsters (SKX779), etc.
Do not ever ask them to mod a Parnis, Invicta, [b]Croton[/b], Alpha, etc!
Don't ask them for parts on a DIY project.
User avatar
SEERCROFT
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 81
Joined: December 14th 2013, 3:46am
Location: Estoril (PORTUGAL)

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby JAS1125 » December 22nd 2013, 5:50am

SEERCROFT wrote:Do not ever ask them to mod a Parnis, Invicta, [b]Croton[/b], Alpha, etc!



There's a reason for that, you know
Image
User avatar
JAS1125
Watchlord WIS
 
Posts: 1754
Joined: January 29th 2013, 11:00pm

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby SEERCROFT » December 22nd 2013, 6:40am

Of course I know why all those modders will not work on watches that do not have interchangeable parts. Which explain my collection is mainly made of those neglected brands.

I had a Seiko modded recently, but one of those hardly seen on any forum: SNZG13K1. Finding a suitable dial was not easy. And I wanted the hands not to be seen everywhere, et voilà!

Image
User avatar
SEERCROFT
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 81
Joined: December 14th 2013, 3:46am
Location: Estoril (PORTUGAL)

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby svaglic » December 22nd 2013, 8:35am

Is the model number hard to find? I would check out Ebay , look for that watch and use that insert. At least you'd have a parts watch for future issues.
The truth is the truth, even if no one believes it. A lie is a lie, even if everyone believes it. Unknown
User avatar
svaglic
ASSHAT & Master of Time
 
Posts: 3712
Joined: November 30th 2010, 11:00pm

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby Mark1 » December 22nd 2013, 10:05am

You won't find one in the dimensions you listed. If your measurements were correct the width of the bezel is thinner than 1 US cent.
See you're WRONG I don't work at all, I'm a Democrat. The immortal Horse Feathers as spoken to Chucky Ninetoes.
User avatar
Mark1
Founding Member
 
Posts: 7150
Joined: December 19th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby gerdson » December 22nd 2013, 10:35am

Äh, what?
I suggest to refer to an outer and inner diameter rather than a width. However, a 1-Cent is appr. 19 mm wide and 1,55mm strong (or would You say high? Now I am confused...) :D .
Ardnut since 1989

In twenty years or so, the German language will be one, massively long compound word.
-- conjurer


Well, you see, the hole thing began with peyote...
User avatar
gerdson
Master of Time
 
Posts: 1901
Joined: January 7th 2013, 11:00pm
Location: Just north of Northern Krautland

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby Mark1 » December 22nd 2013, 1:00pm

gerdson wrote:Äh, what?
I suggest to refer to an outer and inner diameter rather than a width. However, a 1-Cent is appr. 19 mm wide and 1,55mm strong (or would You say high? Now I am confused...) :D .


Thickness, width, depth, inner, outer, whatever the fuck you want to call it. If the outer diameter were 39 mm and the inner diameter 37.5, that there is a pretty fucking thin bezel (thinner than a US cent which is around 1.52mm). That is why I said thickness not width.
See you're WRONG I don't work at all, I'm a Democrat. The immortal Horse Feathers as spoken to Chucky Ninetoes.
User avatar
Mark1
Founding Member
 
Posts: 7150
Joined: December 19th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Need help! Hard to find bezel insert.....

Postby gerdson » December 22nd 2013, 11:20pm

Mark1 wrote:
gerdson wrote:Äh, what?
I suggest to refer to an outer and inner diameter rather than a width. However, a 1-Cent is appr. 19 mm wide and 1,55mm strong (or would You say high? Now I am confused...) :D .


Thickness, width, depth, inner, outer, whatever the fuck you want to call it. If the outer diameter were 39 mm and the inner diameter 37.5, that there is a pretty fucking thin bezel (thinner than a US cent which is around 1.52mm). That is why I said thickness not width.


Ouch, now I got it. You're right. That only leaves 0,75mm for the "width" (being the difference between outer and inner radius).
Ardnut since 1989

In twenty years or so, the German language will be one, massively long compound word.
-- conjurer


Well, you see, the hole thing began with peyote...
User avatar
gerdson
Master of Time
 
Posts: 1901
Joined: January 7th 2013, 11:00pm
Location: Just north of Northern Krautland


Return to Watch Straps

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests