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Given certain models/colours seem to have the inserts made of chocolate, I would have expected CW to give you a cost to replace one without having to send a watch to them for them to take a look at it :thumbdown: Wondering if I will just get one off ebay, anyone fitted a generic/other brand insert into a CW bezel?
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What model was it?

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mk2 trident, black bezel
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If you can remove the bezel insert, you could measure it accurately, but CW can replace entire bezels.
If you contact them, they should be able to give you a price, but to do the job yourself, a lot will depend on availability of a suitably sized replacement.

As for the bezels being soft, aluminium usually is...

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I have asked them, and they want to see the watch before quoting, and for what must be a fairly basic thing to do I would have thought they would have a set price.
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scrw wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:03 pm
I have asked them, and they want to see the watch before quoting, and for what must be a fairly basic thing to do I would have thought they would have a set price.
They probably do have a set price. It's been said before that they're not keen on people modding their watches though. Meaning that if you wanted a red bezel insert to replace a blue bezel insert then they wouldn't be helpful with it.

I'm sure it's also been said on here that it's not so simple to just change the insert over. I really wouldn't know myself.

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I have yet to find an after market bezel/insert of the correct size.
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scrw wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:03 pm
I have asked them, and they want to see the watch before quoting, and for what must be a fairly basic thing to do I would have thought they would have a set price.
The people answering CS enquiries generally don’t know a watch from a whistle, so you may have to send the watch in to get it looked at. I did manage to contact someone a while back that could give me a price for a bezel replacement and it was around £25.

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Their service isn't what it used to be. First point of contact is your most important.
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