Watch Bezel remover

Modding guys!! What’s the best and easiest to work with tool to remove the watch bezel. I have the small pry tool and knife looking thing but I was wondering is there a better tool that requires less scratches on the case or bezel? 
 

not sure to go with this or the pliers looking thing…

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Anybody ever used both and would love to hear your recommendations…🍻

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I have always used painters tape and a steak knife... 

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mpower5266

I have always used painters tape and a steak knife... 

makes sense but wondering if using these tools might be a little less accident prone…knowing myself I stabbed myself with the bezel knife twice already 😔😅…

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I use a very dull steak knife.  Haha. 

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Two YouTube watchmakers that I subscribe to use the first thing. Looks simple enough to use and not mess up the finish. 

The pliers thing looks a little sketchy to me

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It depends on what kind of bezel is on there. One of my CWs has a coin edge bezel with a flat edge underneath it.  The press tool (the first one) won't work as it just catches the flat edge and will go no further.  The pliers should work on all types.

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mpower5266

I use a very dull steak knife.  Haha. 

Dude getting stabbed by a dull steak knife hurts more than a very sharp one… lol but just bleeds more… sorry speaking with experience 😅😣

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UnholiestJedi

Two YouTube watchmakers that I subscribe to use the first thing. Looks simple enough to use and not mess up the finish. 

The pliers thing looks a little sketchy to me

Thank you sir!! Which youtube guys are you watching?

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rkovars

It depends on what kind of bezel is on there. One of my CWs has a coin edge bezel with a flat edge underneath it.  The press tool (the first one) won't work as it just catches the flat edge and will go no further.  The pliers should work on all types.

Interesting good point! 🤔

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Ichibunz

Thank you sir!! Which youtube guys are you watching?

I watch Red Dead Restoration, Nekkid Watchmaker, Wristwatch Revival & Vintage Watch Services.

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UnholiestJedi

I watch Red Dead Restoration, Nekkid Watchmaker, Wristwatch Revival & Vintage Watch Services.

Cool I pretty much watch the same guys but haven’t watch Vintage watch services thanks dude!!

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Ichibunz

makes sense but wondering if using these tools might be a little less accident prone…knowing myself I stabbed myself with the bezel knife twice already 😔😅…

But which will scratch the case the best (that's the real question).  I also have been bloodied a little but am more worried by my skill at scratching the watch case (even with painter's tape).  At least I will heal/ the watch?

It looks so much easier on YouTube.

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Rocketfan

But which will scratch the case the best (that's the real question).  I also have been bloodied a little but am more worried by my skill at scratching the watch case (even with painter's tape).  At least I will heal/ the watch?

It looks so much easier on YouTube.

Haha!! I know right when they show you tutorial on YouTube and they make it look so simple…off course not knowing they probably did 200 takes for 5 min tutorial 😂

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On the Seiko's I've worked so far, the sharp yellow tool that looks like a chisel (and comes with seemingly every watch tool set) worked very nicely. Just a straight motion towards the watch at the biggest gap between the bezel and the watch you can find, and then work it slowly around the bezel, which should pop very quickly. Keep in mind that you also need to have a plan to put the bezel back on. Some replacement bezels can be quite a tight fit.

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I had major clearance issues with that vice on dive bezels, it'll "out of round" the bezel before you knew it happened Trust me!!  Suppose to works with the smooth bezels but either way the claws are not kind to anything on the watch.