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Old 5 June 2018, 03:04 AM   #1
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Submariner Bezel on Yachtmaster?

I'm interested in changing up the look of my Platinum Yachtmaster 116622 with a rubber B strap. I'd like to also look at swapping to a black bezel with the black strap.

I know the Oysterflex black ceramic insert is not compatible so I'm looking for advice on whether the submariner 116610 bezel and insert is compatible with the 116622. I've had some conflicting advice on this question.....

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Old 5 June 2018, 09:30 PM   #2
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The yachtmaster still uses the older style rotating bezel assembly, like from the 16610 Subs and 16710 GMT. So the 116610 ceramic parts are definitely a no-go.

Check out this article from TRF member Jocke regarding the yachtmaster's platinum bezel.

http://www.watchwallpapers.com/plat.htm

Supposedly, the bezel and insert are 2 separate pieces but more skill is required to remove the insert than with typical aluminum inserts. Even if you did successfully remove the platinum insert, I have no idea if a 16610 black insert would fit properly in the ym's platinum bezel ring.

You could perhaps source an entire 16610 stainless steel bezel ring (the serrated ring itself) and insert which would work but at a greatly increased $$ cost.
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Old 6 June 2018, 02:05 AM   #3
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NKflyer - Thanks for you response. I THINK you answered my question and indicated that the complete bezel ring with insert from a 16610 sub should fit on my YM 116622? Is that correct? I had already abandoned the idea of swapping just the insert.

I like the idea of the RubberB strap and black bezel as maybe a new look for summer.
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Old 6 June 2018, 02:14 AM   #4
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Yes, I am about 99% sure that it will work. Also, don't use one from a 14060 no-date sub because they are a slightly different size.
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Old 16 June 2018, 10:38 PM   #5
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Check out this article from TRF member Jocke regarding the yachtmaster's platinum bezel.
That's a very interesting article from Jocke!

I wonder... I have the blue face Yacht-Master. I wonder if it's face is platinum with the blue coating or would it be another material?

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