c65 diver bidirectional bezel possible?

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c65 diver bidirectional bezel possible?

Post by 2otto2 » Mon May 06, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi,
I'm about to get one of the c65 Diver watches.
Is it possible to convert the unidirectional bezel to a bidirectional bezel?
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Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm

No reports yet of anyone trying this yet but, from another topic, aren't you answering your own question?
2otto2 wrote:interesting question.
What's the message any manufacturer would send with such a job?
most likely: "we acknowledge that our new model is (except for one feature) inferior to the predecessor"
not a sensible thing to do...
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Re: c65 diver bidirectional bezel possible?

Post by 2otto2 » Mon May 06, 2019 2:03 pm

Honestly I don't expect CW doing such a thing, but rather myself or my watchmaker.
Quite often you can just pop off the bezel, remove some prongs or straighten some hooks and put back the bezel.
It would just be nice to know, if anyone has experience with a C65...

But thank you for answering!

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Re: c65 diver bidirectional bezel possible?

Post by twistedlemons » Mon May 06, 2019 9:43 pm

may I ask why?
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Re: c65 diver bidirectional bezel possible?

Post by 2otto2 » Mon May 06, 2019 11:23 pm

Why?
I don't dive, but I use the bezel quite often to keep track of time - cooking, meetings, tasks,...
And it's a bit bothersome when I have to turn the bezel almost 360° so often when a quick turn the other way round could to the trick (and I prefer a silent turn during meetings or when giving a lecture)
And no - chronographs are not really an option for me. I just don't like them that much but prefer working with a bezel.

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Re: c65 diver bidirectional bezel possible?

Post by H0rati0 » Tue May 07, 2019 1:42 am

2otto2 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:23 pm
Why?
I don't dive, but I use the bezel quite often to keep track of time - cooking, meetings, tasks,...
And it's a bit bothersome when I have to turn the bezel almost 360° so often when a quick turn the other way round could to the trick (and I prefer a silent turn during meetings or when giving a lecture)
And no - chronographs are not really an option for me. I just don't like them that much but prefer working with a bezel.
With you. I feel chronographs are the most overrated of complications. Fine if you are timing a race or time trial, over complicated and fussy for anything else. I do not have one nowadays as I never used the bloody thing.
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Re: c65 diver bidirectional bezel possible?

Post by KevinB » Sat May 18, 2019 3:23 am

H0rati0 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 1:42 am

With you. I feel chronographs are the most overrated of complications. Fine if you are timing a race or time trial, over complicated and fussy for anything else. I do not have one nowadays as I never used the bloody thing.
It's funny my first Swiss watch was a Tissot chronograph, but when I stopped bike racing and being around the sport, timing things like the gap to the field, I never use it. Now I'll start it and forget and realize a day later the big second hand is still going. Ooops.

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