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    Monster bezel question.

    Is the Monster's bezel really easy to turn? Mine seems to be way too easy to rotate; much easier than every one of my other dive watches, and so much so that it really wouldn't be suitable as an actual dive watch. Even my jacket cuff has managed to turn it.

    What are your Monsters' bezels like?

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    I have 2 monster... my blue limited edition seem to be easier to turn than my rather stiff black monster..

    to be honest i think they vary from unit to unit... after some use and some dirt go inside the gap on the bezel, it might become stiffer over time (i say 'might' =)

    just enjoy your new orange monster sherry... it will surely grow on you =)
    how's the accuracy on yours?

    have a great day sherry...

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    No bezel should turn really easily - like by brushing up against your leg, etc.
    Nor should it make you wince to turn it.

    But every unit is gonna be a little different.

    Seiko has that little ring inside with a little stem that is raised to cause the clicking sound, and to control the amount of friction.
    I have yet to read about HOW TO TIGHTEN a BEZEL that was not gobbledygook.

    Do you RAISE the little stem? or what?

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    Not sure what to do with this one. I'm not going to use it for diving, so I could just leave it alone, take it back and have Daniel look at it, or pop the bezel off and adjust it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popoki nui View Post
    Not sure what to do with this one. I'm not going to use it for diving, so I could just leave it alone, take it back and have Daniel look at it, or pop the bezel off and adjust it myself.

    S.




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    Turns out it was straightforward, and much easier than some of the stories I'd read elsewhere on the web. You simply stagger the bezel (the knurled grips on the bezel over the recesses on the case), slip a thin knife into the gap between the two, and twist. Bezel pops right off.
    In the pic below, the white circles indicate the rachet tabs; these give the bezel its click, and also its begree of firmness. The ones on my watch were laid almost flat, hence the bezel was too easy to turn. Simply insert a blade under them, and gently lift. I bent my tabs about 1mm upwards.
    My case also had very sharp points on the parts that protect the bezel (red circles in the pic below). I took my rotary tool with a fine grinding attachment, and smoothed them off. Then a thin coat of gasket grease on the o-ring inside the bezel.
    Bezel replacement: just line the arrow on the bezel with 12 o'clock, hook that part of the bezel under the lip on the case, and press the bezel downward and toward 6 o'clock. Not an awful lot of force was needed. It snapped right in place. The bezel is now nice and snug, but not too tight, or loose to turn.

    Piece of cake.

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    Congrats! Nicely done!

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    Nice info. Thanks. I concur about the sharp point on the case (red circles), I am tempted to pop the bezel then file them down a little.

    I have a Seiko solar diver chrono with a bezel that's a little too easy to turn for my taste. I want to adjust the bezel spring to stiff up the force required for turning the bezel as well.

    I learn that besides a knife, you can also try to use a credit card (with "sharpened" edge) to pop the bezel off, that may reduce the chance of marking the case or bezel.

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