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  1. Tuscon2

    Tuscon2 Jul 15, 2015

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    I wanted to get the crystal replaced on a 2998. Neither the crystal or bezel have been removed from this watch since the early 70's.
    There is already a small piece of the bezel insert missing on the inside edge. After such a long time can the bezel insert become joined or 'one' with the side of the crystal and in removing the crystal is there a risk of doing more damage to the bezel insert.
     
  2. watchlovr

    watchlovr Jul 15, 2015

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    No, the insert fits inside 2 edges of the bezel, it never touches the crystal.
    Insert is painted aluminium, bezel is steel, changing the crystal should not effect either.
     
  3. Tuscon2

    Tuscon2 Jul 15, 2015

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    Thanks watchlovr, but just to cover all the bases is there any possibility that a buildup of dirt could cement itself to the insert and at the same time the crystal and when the crystal is removed the insert paint comes away with it.
     
  4. Tuscon2

    Tuscon2 Jul 15, 2015

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    OK, now I understand. Disregard the last post.
     
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  5. earth38

    earth38 Jul 16, 2015

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    Where can one buy a replacement crystal for 2998-4??
    thanx
     
  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jul 16, 2015

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  7. Tuscon2

    Tuscon2 Jul 17, 2015

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    Would that be for a particular 2998-4;)
     
  8. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jul 17, 2015

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    Can we see a pic before the new crystal goes on?
     
  9. richardew

    richardew Jul 19, 2015

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    There is one for the 2915, 2998, 105.002. I believe the crystal is the same for all speedmasters. Early watches have a white ring, later the black.
     
  10. g-boac

    g-boac Jul 19, 2015

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    Hi Rich - I think the transition from a silver crystal tension ring, to the black crystal tension ring, takes place around the -dash four CK 2998 reference, but I'll have to check my notes when I get home to be sure.