Hi all,I was so happy with my new Bell, bought it online, showed it off here, and thanks for all the info and advise, (the watch ran normal, nothing missing)but I wanted the crystal replaced (it was badly cracked) but there has been some issues with the replacement. The first crystal wouldn't allow the alarm selector to move nor was there a visible marker! So I brought it back. The second crystal was put on is pictured below. After ordering the first one from a part supply place, he ordered the second crystal from Seiko, but the alarm marker is soooo small, and basically useless, esp fine setting the alarm. I'm still not sure how this happened, how the wrong part was ordered wrong twice. And now he's a little stumped, as he ordered the part from Seiko. He has another one coming, but I don't have a good feeling about it.I checked out the parts pages and I can't tell what the alarm ring is, is it the Bezel?
Is it possible that he took out the crystal and bezel but only replaced the crystal (and not the bezel), and the slight marker I see on the watch where the bezel should be is a marker to help locate the correct place to line up the bezel that sits on this piece of the crystal?
I made the problem worse, as he gave me the cracked glass, which I threw out before checking the watch
after the first crystal replacement
I am now concluding that that crystal had the bezel ring connected/in it? So did I throw out an original piece
that I could have used!
I have so many phone mounting bases, rubber feet, extra dowels, IDE drives, I keep everything I have no idea why I threw that I away, I even knew in the back of my head that I shouldn't have thrown it away while I was doing it.
This whole thing is bumming me out can someone help me understand whats gone wrong with this crystal replacement. I really liked the swoosh alarm marker over the triangle, am I still going to be able to have it looking like it did when I started? can I still get the swoosh alarm marker (bezel?)Do I need part no 83369369 or 83369361?
The first photo is of the original glass, the other two show the crystal replacement with almost no visible alarm marker (moving from 6:00 to 7:00) I added a red arrow next to the alarm marker to make it easier to see
Any help would be great!