Cyclops removal

Hi gents

I have a 4 gen monster.. The Cyclops is bugging me though.. Has anyone had experience removing this from a Hardlex crystal.. Seen some videos on YouTube but they seem to be sapphire crystal.... Tia

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I've no idea about how to remove a cyclops but maybe replacing the crystal could be easier and maybe you could upgrade to sapphire. 

Although I have a no problem with hardlex 

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I've done it myself using a mild solvent once and it worked fine and didn't damage the crystal at all. Then I removed another using a cigar lighter, which is a jet lighter. I just applied a small amount of heat, then stopped for about 5 seconds then again, 2 seconds with the heat and repeat. The cyclops popped off after the third time. Just make sure you cover the bezel with something that will resist the heat.

But this is from my own experience and if you don't feel confident then I wouldn't attempt it and what worked for me, I can't guarantee will work for you. 

Your the best judge my friend 👍

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TonyXXX

I've done it myself using a mild solvent once and it worked fine and didn't damage the crystal at all. Then I removed another using a cigar lighter, which is a jet lighter. I just applied a small amount of heat, then stopped for about 5 seconds then again, 2 seconds with the heat and repeat. The cyclops popped off after the third time. Just make sure you cover the bezel with something that will resist the heat.

But this is from my own experience and if you don't feel confident then I wouldn't attempt it and what worked for me, I can't guarantee will work for you. 

Your the best judge my friend 👍

Jesus...  Some people just don't know about safety.  This could happen to you if you do something like that!

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I removed the cyclops from an Invicta Pro Diver as part of a customization. You need to apply enough heat to loosen the adhesive holding the cyclops in place. I used a focused torch, and while the aluminum inset got black scorch marks, it wiped right off easily.

That watch crystal did NOT have AR coating on the topside. I imagine that wouldn’t survive the process without some damage.

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Eaurouge1

I've no idea about how to remove a cyclops but maybe replacing the crystal could be easier and maybe you could upgrade to sapphire. 

Although I have a no problem with hardlex 

Thanks... That thought had crossed my mind too.. May end up doing that if unable to remove the Cyclops.. 

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TonyXXX

I've done it myself using a mild solvent once and it worked fine and didn't damage the crystal at all. Then I removed another using a cigar lighter, which is a jet lighter. I just applied a small amount of heat, then stopped for about 5 seconds then again, 2 seconds with the heat and repeat. The cyclops popped off after the third time. Just make sure you cover the bezel with something that will resist the heat.

But this is from my own experience and if you don't feel confident then I wouldn't attempt it and what worked for me, I can't guarantee will work for you. 

Your the best judge my friend 👍

Thanks... Will be trying this soon... 

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MissingMilo

I removed the cyclops from an Invicta Pro Diver as part of a customization. You need to apply enough heat to loosen the adhesive holding the cyclops in place. I used a focused torch, and while the aluminum inset got black scorch marks, it wiped right off easily.

That watch crystal did NOT have AR coating on the topside. I imagine that wouldn’t survive the process without some damage.

Thanks... Will be trying this soon.. 

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This is basically the tool I used and how it went.

https://youtu.be/ycgh7GM8kMc
 

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I've seen and read a lot about removing the dreaded cyclops but nothing on how to add one.

Sorry, I was adjusting the date on the watch that I planned to wear for Fathers Day dinner and my daughter caught me (and made fun of me for) using my loupe to see the date.  

Finally had my light bulb moment about there being a real reason for the cyclops (when your age finally impacts your vision enough to need dad glasses with magnetic attachments in the middle so you can wear them like a rope necklace around your neck).

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The only reason I haven’t bought any more monsters after my 2nd gen is the stupid cyclops.

No need for it in my opinion.

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Rocketfan

I've seen and read a lot about removing the dreaded cyclops but nothing on how to add one.

Sorry, I was adjusting the date on the watch that I planned to wear for Fathers Day dinner and my daughter caught me (and made fun of me for) using my loupe to see the date.  

Finally had my light bulb moment about there being a real reason for the cyclops (when your age finally impacts your vision enough to need dad glasses with magnetic attachments in the middle so you can wear them like a rope necklace around your neck).

Guess I should leave it on as I will be turning 50 soon🤣🤣

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MissingMilo

This is basically the tool I used and how it went.

https://youtu.be/ycgh7GM8kMc
 

Hi

Just to update.. I got a butane torch and used it on the Cyclops as like the video you had shared.. 5 secs and the Cyclops was out.. Thanks a ton... Liking the watch much more now

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Anildamu

Thanks... Will be trying this soon... 

Hi Tony

I got a butane torch and 5 secs on the Cyclops was all it took to dislodge it.. Thanks a ton.. Liking the watch much more now