Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

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Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by Twan-Sloot » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:15 pm

Hi guys,

After wearing my new elite for a week I can only say I love the watch! But ran into a problem the other day and was wondering if I can fix it myself with more ease than I had to do now.

So took the watch out for a swim across the local lake here and when I returned back home and took a shower I noticed sand had gotten under the rotating bezel resulting in very bad feedback, after good rinse and 15 rotations it was back to normal. I would rather not have to deal with that each time I visit the beach. So can I pop off the bezel with a credit card to clean it, or is it more complicated than that?

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Re: Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by welshlad » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:37 pm

Hi Twan, the quick answer is no, you are not meant to remove the bezel yourself. You risk invalidating your warranty by doing so. The best thing to do is rinse it when grit or sand gets in. Also, using dental floss to clean under the bezel is another trick that people use.
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Re: Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by Twan-Sloot » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:22 pm

Okay clear answer, will have to keep rinsing then haha.

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Re: Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by nordwulf » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:46 pm

The warranty is on the movement only and removing the bezel won't void that. The warranty does not cover the case, bezel, crystal, bracelet and straps.

Rotating bezels can be removed with a case or butter knife but but there is a risk of making permanent marks on the case. Titanium Grade 2 is not as hard as stainless steel so even more risk of doing damage. Using a credit card should be safe to try as long as you're careful.

Removing the bezel on the C60 Mk2 doesn't appear to be very difficult. But not sure if doing this frequently will be good for the watch. viewtopic.php?t=48894

Nylon pry bars are an option. It's good to use a tool that is of a softer material than the metal you're working with.
https://omegaforums.net/threads/a-bette ... ool.46586/

There are special tools for removing rotating bezels but they are probably expensive. https://omegaforums.net/threads/please- ... -off.4845/
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Re: Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by Twan-Sloot » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:33 am

thanks, after some reading have decided on keeping it on anyway, probably will be harsh to align it properly afterwards, and am afraid of marking the softer titanium

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Re: Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by nbg » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:10 am

I appreciate that sitting on a sandy beach for hours making sandcastles, may end up with some sand under the bezel. Albeit that has never happened to me with any dive watch I have worn for making sandcastles. :)

However sand under the bezel, from just swimming in a lake, indicates that perhaps the bezel is a bit sloppy. After all the watch was designed for harsh environments. :problem:

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Re: Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by StrappedUp » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:11 am

Was it definitely sand that got under the bezel?

Or could it have been salt residue left over from the swimming? My old SKX used to have a slightly gritty feel after wearing it in the sea, but a good rinse under clean water always sorted it.

Obviously my comment is null and void if it was freshwater.
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Re: Can you remove the bezel on the tridents Mk3?

Post by Twan-Sloot » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Hi guys,

Yes definitely sand since it’s a fresh water lake, so no salt in there. But in the Netherlands we have clay grounds, and as some of you probably know clay consists of the smallest sand particles out there, and the water is full of it, you can see the sand floating in the water even at the middle of the lake. I guess it won’t be a problem on a normal beach with bigger sand particles.

Will report again in few weeks from the beach in vietnam :D

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