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Old 23 October 2007, 05:22 AM   #1
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bezel inserts

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if everything is okay ill get my 16610 sub date by christmas
but i was thinking of getting a green bezel insert
and changing from time to time
is it hard to do i cant realy make that out from the tutorials of one the previous posts

where can i get genuine bezel inserts
are those red ones real http://boss-watch.com/kurtyiu/Bezel-Insert/red.jpg i dont think so

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Old 23 October 2007, 05:32 AM   #2
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No, those are not real bezels. Genuine bezels are very hard to come by. Rolex will never issue you a genuine green bezel since your Sub isn't an anniversary model.
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Old 23 October 2007, 05:40 AM   #3
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how much would a real bezel be

if they dont know wich model i have ill just call them to order one and then pick it up with a different wach on my wrist

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Old 23 October 2007, 05:51 AM   #4
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how much would a real bezel be

if they dont know wich model i have ill just call them to order one and then pick it up with a different wach on my wrist

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Who are you going to order one from? There's not very many ADs that will order a bezel for you. I don't think Rolex will allow it.
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Old 23 October 2007, 06:17 AM   #5
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I'll elaborate a bit more... sorry I was rushed in my last post.

Rolex is very tight when it comes to issuing parts, and this includes bezel inserts. Typically Rolex won't issue a part unless it's an exchange for your old part. Basically, you send them your old bezel and they'll send you a new one. Here's your problem. Rolex will not issue a part that doesn't belong on your specific watch. Since you don't have an LV Sub, they won't send you a green bezel. If you send them a black Sub bezel, then you'll get a black one back. If you send a green bezel, then you'll get a green one back. I have heard of people being able to order bezel inserts from their local AD, but these are few and far between. I hope this helps.
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Old 23 October 2007, 06:18 AM   #6
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If you are after a green bezal, let me know I'll speak to my one of my AD's they should be able to get it. I have got a new dial for my WG daytona. A daytona steel bracelet, a daytona clasp and other odds and sorts for my rolexs. A well as the other bits I get for people over in th good old USA.
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Old 23 October 2007, 06:19 AM   #7
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If you are after a green bezal, let me know I'll speak to my one of my AD's they should be able to get it. I have got a new dial for my WG daytona. A daytona steel bracelet, a daytona clasp and other odds and sorts for my rolexs. A well as the other bits I get for people over in th good old USA.
That's awefully nice of you!
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Old 23 October 2007, 06:21 AM   #8
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how much would a real bezel be

if they dont know wich model i have ill just call them to order one and then pick it up with a different wach on my wrist

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An RSC could fit a bezel insert for you for US $ 51 (price of the bezel insert on its own). There might be an extra charge for fitting it, though.

If you are in doubt of how to go about doing it yourself, I would definately let an RSC do it for you, and that way you are also sure that you get the real thing and that it is made in the best way possible.

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Old 23 October 2007, 06:23 AM   #9
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Well it's nice to help others, if I can.
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Old 23 October 2007, 06:24 AM   #10
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An RSC could fit a bezel insert for you for US $ 51 (price of the bezel insert on its own). There might be an extra charge for fitting it, though.

If you are in doubt of how to go about doing it yourself, I would definately let an RSC do it for you, and that way you are also sure that you get the real thing and that it is made in the best way possible.

There's no way they'll put a green insert on a regular Sub. No way Jose.
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Old 23 October 2007, 06:28 AM   #11
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See the trick is to have AD's who have Rolex workshops on site. I have a AD's who have rolex workshops, so they can do anything and everything that a RSC can do. It is all under warrenty and Rolex use them also when they are busy. So it great as they can order anything and everything from Rolex.
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