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Seamaster 2255.80 - Bezel Swap

  1. andrewkyah

    andrewkyah Oct 9, 2019

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    Hello folks - Last month i asked for some advise about the swap of the stainless steel bezel on my seamaster 2255.80 to a blue one - After looking over many pictures of this same swap done by others i was ready to do the changeover - I have also wondered how the black bezel would look on my watch considering that my model has the dark blue dial - many of the 2255.80 seamasters had the electric blue dial - So i decided on the black - Fully installed by my watchmaker and i am very happy with the black over the blue.....
     
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  2. Tony

    Tony Oct 9, 2019

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    Great looking watch! Just curious...is this a ceramic bezel?
     
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  3. padders

    padders Oct 9, 2019

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    Honestly? It looks awful. Blue and black rarely work well together. The blue bezel from the Bond 2531 works better on the 2255.80. There is some variation in colour but all the 2255s have an electric blue dial vs the dark blue of the Bond models, yours is just a darker one than some I would guess.
     
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  4. andrewkyah

    andrewkyah Oct 16, 2019 3:34am

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    Thanks Tony - No its the bezel of the 2254.50 - cheers Andrew...
     
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  5. andrewkyah

    andrewkyah Oct 16, 2019 4:03am

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    No you are so very wrong - the 2255.80 was produced with two dials - the electric blue and dark blue - mine is the dark blue - I bought the blue bezel from the 2531 and the 2254 - After looking at for hours and other opinions from my watchmaker and his co-workers we decided to do the black swap - Also the original stainless insert has the big numbers exactly the same as the 2254.50 so it just makes sense to keep the same design - the 2531 bezel has smaller numbers and is really of a different watch as in its design - Not a sword hand model - So for me keeping with the same design watch i went for the black and so so happy with it - The stainless bezel was just to shinny - Oh and thanks for your poor comment ( it looks awful ) Let me tell you boy Blue and Black are fantastic together....cheers Andrew...
     
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  6. padders

    padders Oct 16, 2019 4:43am

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    Let’s agree to differ on the look of yours but I can assure you that all 2255s have an electric blue dial. Put yours next to a Bond dial model and it will be plainly lighter, as can be seen in your bottom photo. The shade does differ as I said above, I have owned lighter and darker EB dials, but they are all electric blue.

    Don’t take offence, if you put a pic up like then be prepared for comment good and bad, I like the watch just not the mod. One benefit of the original polished bezel insert by the way is that it is steel and can be polished back to mint, unlike the anodised Aluminium insert used on most of the others.
     
  7. andrewkyah

    andrewkyah Oct 16, 2019 10:00pm

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    Yeah no probs - What i was saying about my dial is that it is the darker version and yes when the sun or heavy light shines on the dial you can see the electric blue in it but the lighter color dial is pretty much electric blue all the time - My dial is quite dark most of its wear time - Have a look on Chrono 24 - when you search 2255.80 you can clearly see the difference in the 2 dials - What i like is that there is a shit load of the lighter color dials on offer and the darker blue is much rarer - As far as the bond dial you talked about well that blue is a completely different blue altogether - Also your comment Blue and Black rarely work well together - OMG what are you talking about - The Omega Planet Ocean produced a dark blue dial with Black bezel(Looks fantastic) - Breitling Superocean Heritage 46mm also produced an amazing dark electric blue dial with Black ceramic Bezel(Amazing) And lastly i didn't take offence - you didn't need to call it awful - very shallow of you and baseless - cheers dude and enjoy....Andrew...
     
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  8. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Oct 17, 2019 8:51am

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    Just to confirm that despite the slight variation, only one dial is used on this model...

    I am also not a fan of the combo the OP has posted...

    Cheers, Al