Tough bezel?

Anyone with an slx007 find the bezel tough to rotate? I got mine used so not sure if it's a bug or a feature. 馃槈

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Have you brought it into the ocean or been in a particularly sandy area? Perhaps the previous owner did? Salt and dirt have a funny way of locking up bezels. I鈥檇 try a long rinse under warm to hot water, while rotating the bezel.

AllTheWatches

Have you brought it into the ocean or been in a particularly sandy area? Perhaps the previous owner did? Salt and dirt have a funny way of locking up bezels. I鈥檇 try a long rinse under warm to hot water, while rotating the bezel.

I actually took the bezel off and cleaned the inside, but it's still pretty tough. So that's what's got me scratching my head.

Quickfix is to squirt a little WD40 on it (a watchmaker told me this, btw). But I would suggest you buy and replace the bezel gasket (Seiko p/n #OG345BA11) and the click spring (#81332879). Shouldn't cost much more than $10 including postage.

Thanks!

Gasanche

Thanks!

You can try greasing the gasket or bending down the click spring teeth. But in my experience, it's easier just to buy new ones. Good luck.

Maybe the previous owner put an oversize o-ring in. My own SKX007 bezel was getting so it turned too easily. I read online about going to a thicker o-ring to fix this. Tried that, and the bezel was almost impossible to turn. I quickly went back to the OEM size: 0.7 mm.

Funnily enough, I have heard people say that Seiko's bzels are somewhat stiff or "spongey". They are when they're dry, but try using underwater .. they function superbly - as they were designed to do. Good choice of watch !

HOMAGE

Funnily enough, I have heard people say that Seiko's bzels are somewhat stiff or "spongey". They are when they're dry, but try using underwater .. they function superbly - as they were designed to do. Good choice of watch !

I hope that's the case!

Might need to be lubed.