Steinhart Bezel Replacement

So some of you may have seen my recent posts regarding my Steinhart Ocean 39 904L Premium. Essentially, the bezel, which is fully lumed, has a distinct creamy, off-white colour that unfortunately bothers me quite a bit. 
 

I am currently contacting Steinhart to see if I can replace the bezel with a non-lumed one, as I have learned that this is a design constraint and not unique to mine.

I wanted to get your input on where I would best be able to look for bezel replacements and what to look for in terms of quality and ensuring proper fit. I don’t know anything about Watch modding and I would go to a watch maker to do the installation.

I was ideally looking for a non-lumed bezel to fit my 39mm watch.

Thanks!

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I'll see if my spare skx bezels are the same size, if that is the case there would be a lot of aftermarket options.

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Much appreciated! Can’t wait to see what you find!

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So I'll chime in with a word of caution.  I have a titanium Steinhart (don't know if it shares attributes with other watches) which is giving me a bunch of trouble.  I thought it would be a simple matter to remove and reinstall the bezel, and boy was I wrong.  Finding that it was impossible to get the thing back on, I went to the internet, which is obviously what I should have done before I started.  It's apparently well known that you can't get these bezels back on yourself.  I haven't contacted Steinhart as yet to see if they can do it.

My advice is to proceed with caution and make sure you find out from them if you'll be able to get a bezel back on the watch should you remove it.  Probably the thing to do is send it to them if they say they can replace it.

I'll be interested to know how this works out for you.

EDIT: It occurs to me that you probably mean the bezel insert, not the actual bezel which is the metal part.  The insert can be replaced pretty easily, Youtube will be glad to give you pointers.

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thekris

So I'll chime in with a word of caution.  I have a titanium Steinhart (don't know if it shares attributes with other watches) which is giving me a bunch of trouble.  I thought it would be a simple matter to remove and reinstall the bezel, and boy was I wrong.  Finding that it was impossible to get the thing back on, I went to the internet, which is obviously what I should have done before I started.  It's apparently well known that you can't get these bezels back on yourself.  I haven't contacted Steinhart as yet to see if they can do it.

My advice is to proceed with caution and make sure you find out from them if you'll be able to get a bezel back on the watch should you remove it.  Probably the thing to do is send it to them if they say they can replace it.

I'll be interested to know how this works out for you.

EDIT: It occurs to me that you probably mean the bezel insert, not the actual bezel which is the metal part.  The insert can be replaced pretty easily, Youtube will be glad to give you pointers.

I appreciate the word of caution. With that in mind, I’ll wait to see if I can replace it through them or an AD. I just messaged Gnomen watches to ask if I can order bezel inserts separately. If I can’t swap them, I’ll have to sell the watch. 

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So interesting update. I am able to order replacement Steinhart bezels from Gnomen. I was thinking that this one would be the best option as it’s simply a blue pip and stainless steel. I understand that the pup might have that discoloration, but I’m actually ok with that if that’s the case. Thoughts? 
 

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I think that insert would look great.  My skx007 bezel insert is way too big, maybe a skx013 would be closer but I don't have one to try. 

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Fiatjeepdriver

I think that insert would look great.  My skx007 bezel insert is way too big, maybe a skx013 would be closer but I don't have one to try. 

I believe the 013 fits 38mm watches. So perhaps a bit too small. Thanks for your input. I was worried about how the replacement Steinhart would look. Glad to see I was in the right track. Currently in talks with Gnomen to see if I they can do the swap for me. 
FYI: Steinhart completely shut me down on this. Said nothing can be done. I’ll keep you all updated in regards to Gnomen. 

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UPDATE: Gnomen said it’s a non issue. $60USD for bezel. $30USD for installation. The issue is shipping and insuring my watch to them internationally from Canada. I will contact my local store to see if they feel comfortable doing the bezel swap.